Ngozi Okidegbe

Associate Professor of Law and Assistant Professor of Computing & Data Sciences, Boston University

Ngozi Okidegbe is an Associate Professor of Law and an Assistant Professor of Computing & Data Sciences at Boston University. Her focus is in the areas of law and technology, evidence, criminal procedure, and racial justice. Her work examines how the use of predictive technologies in the criminal justice system impacts racially marginalized communities.

Prior to joining Boston University, she was an Assistant Professor of Law at Cardozo School of Law, where she first joined as the inaugural Harold A. Stevens Visiting Assistant Professor in 2019. Before joining Cardozo, Professor Okidegbe served as a law clerk for Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and for the Justices of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. She also practiced at CaleyWray, a labor law boutique in Toronto.

Professor Okidegbe’s articles have been published or are forthcoming in the Criminal Law Quarterly, Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy, Connecticut Law Review, and Cornell Law Review.

Professor Okidegbe holds a Bachelor in Civil Law and Juris Doctor from McGill University’s Faculty of Law. She subsequently earned her Master of Laws from Columbia Law School, where she graduated as a James Kent Scholar.