Aman Gebru

S.J.D Candidate, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

Aman is a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. His general research interests are intellectual property and collaborative innovation. His SJD dissertation focuses on intellectual property law, bioprospecting and knowledge documentation. In particular, his research investigates the rationales and frameworks for the protection of traditional medicinal knowledge. He is a Global Justice Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and a fellow of the Center for Innovation Law and Policy, both at the University of Toronto. He is also a Doctoral Student Scholarship Recipient at the International Law Research Program of the Center for International Governance Innovation.

Aman received an LLM in intellectual property laws and policies from the University of Washington in Seattle and wrote his thesis on the international access and benefit sharing agreement on the teff genetic resource. Aman has an LLB from Haramaya University in Ethiopia. He has teaching experience in intellectual property law (domestic and international), international investment law and law and development. In the past, he has been involved with Landesa (formerly Rural Development Institute) - a land rights non-profit based in Seattle, and the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.  


Related Publications

Gebru, Aman. 2015. International Intellectual Property Law and the Protection of Traditional Knowledge: From Cultural Conservation to Knowledge Codification. Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law, Volume XV, Fall.