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  • Dr. Samuel Andrews

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    Assistant Professor

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    College of Law

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    Department of Law

Dr. Samuel Samiai Andrews is an American national joining the faculty of the College of Law, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University as an Assistant Professor. He speaks English, Yoruba, and Ibibio fluently. He is a Professor of Intellectual Property Law. He holds a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) degree from Suffolk University Law School Boston, Massachusetts, USA (2018). He holds an LL.M degree in Intellectual Property Law & Policy from the University of Washington, Seattle, USA (2008). He also holds another LL.M degree in International Law & Jurisprudence (2000) and an LL. B (Honors) degree (1989), all from the University of Uyo, Nigeria. He holds a Barrister-at-law (BL) (1990) diploma from the Nigerian law School, Lagos, and a practicing license from the Supreme Court of Nigeria to practice law in the entire federation of Nigeria.  He is a USA Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholar (Ethiopia) (2019-2021).

He has extensive teaching and professional practice experience as an international lawyer and an academic. Before venturing formally into academia, he founded his law firm in 1995, Samuel Andrews & Co, which later merged with another firm to form a partnership, ZFC Law Firm and rose to be its managing partner and chief executive, a successful mid-size law firm. He principally practiced law as a corporate-commercial attorney in the banking-financial services sector, in the area of intellectual property law, corporations-charities organizations law, public interest and constitutional rights, capital market-securities law and employment-labor rights  in the oil and gas industries. He performed several  pro bono legal work as part of his community service.

His teaching experiences spread across the graduate and undergraduate levels of universities in North America, Europe, and Africa. His teaching areas of specialty include intellectual property law, international Law, legal protection for creative industries particularly the film industries, commercial law, international trade law and, law & culture, criminal justice and cybercriminology. His research interests include International intellectual property rights, Law, culture & technology, Geographical indications, international human rights, international humanitarian law, Law curriculum development, Artificial intelligence, and creative rights. He sits on the editorial board of reputable scholarly journals and publications.

He has published numerous peer reviewed papers in reputable academic journals and publications around intellectual property law particularly on the relevance of the legal protection of people’s culture and creative rights in the entertainment industries. He has presented papers extensively in international academic conferences in Asia, North America, Africa, and Europe. He seeks to collaborate with other faculties and students to make PMU one of the great centers of academic excellence in legal studies globally and to produce subject matter experts for achieving the developmental visions of the region and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

SJD (Doctor of Juridical Science) in Intellectual Property Law (2018)

LL.M in Intellectual Property Law & Policy (2008)

LL.M in International Law & Jurisprudence (2000)

BL (Barrister-at-Law) (1990)

LL. B (Hons) in Laws (1989)


Selected Publications

  • Digital Strategies in Restorative and Rehabilitative Perspectives of the Criminal Justice Reform Era, Albany State University Criminal Justice Journal, Vol. 2 No. 1 Page 50 (2020)
  • Rethinking Transactional Jurisprudence in Copyright: Nigeria’s Unconscious Edge, 15 Lagos State University Law Journal 165 (2020)
  • Globalization, Sovereignty and Ethiopia in the Age of IP Creative Jurisprudence, 4 International Journal of Ethiopian Legal Studies 120-138 (2019)
  • Balancing Restorative Justice and Indigenous Traditional System in Criminal Justice Jurisprudence, Journal of Criminology and Forensic Studies (2019)
  • Reforming Copyright Law for A Developing Africa, 66 Journal, Copyright Society of the USA No1. Page 1. winter 2019. [66 J. Copyright Soc’y USA 1 (2018-2019)].
  • Reconceptualizing International Copyright Law to Protect African Creative Industries, Obafemi Awolowo University Law Journal Vol.  1. Page 217-242 (2018). ISSN: 0795-8714.


  1. The Conversation Africa, Netflix Naija: creative freedom in Nigeria’s emerging digital space? <https://theconversation.com/netflix-naija-creative-freedom-in-nigerias-emerging-digital-space133252?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=bylinefacebookbutton> (March 15, 2020)
  2. The Conversation Africa, ‘Why it pays to link products to places and how African countries can do it’ <https://theconversation.com/why-it-pays-to-link-products-to-places-and-how-african-countries-can-do-it-151511> (February 22, 2021)
  3. The Fashion Law, ‘It pays to link products to places-Here’s how African countries can do it’ <https://www.thefashionlaw.com/author/samuel-samiai-andrews/>    (17 March 2021)

Selected Academic Conferences and Related Presentation

  1. “Geographical Indications in Developing Economies and A Source of Covering the Field in IP Global Power Structure” Paper Presented at Ajeenkya DY Patil University School of Law (Online-Webinar), India June 19, 2021
  2. “Unpacking the Intersectionality of IP’s Limitation Jurisprudence and The Marrakesh Treaty: Disabilities and Expressions in Copyright- Ethiopia, Nigeria & USA” Paper Presented at 2nd IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference & Workshop for IP Teachers and Researchers, Fakultas Hukum, Universitas Indonesia., February 27-29, 2020.
  3.  “Developing the Intellectual Property Curriculum in African Law Schools to Protect and Promote the Creative Industries: Case Study on Afrollywood” Paper Presented at WIPO-WTO 16th    Colloquium for IP Teachers, Geneva, Switzerland, June 17-27, 2019.
  4.   “Geographical Indications Covering the Fields in Europe and Africa: Closing the Gap in Intellectual Property’s Economic and Creative Power Imbalances-The Continuum” Paper Presented at Second IP Researchers Europe (IPRE), jointly organized by WIPO-WTO & University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland. June 28-29, 2019.
  5. “Developing Indigenous Creative Industries of Asia and Africa: Bollywood, Nollywood & Afrollywood Copyright Conundrum” Paper Presented @ First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference & Workshop for IP Teachers and Researchers, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. January 31, 2019.
  6. Cybercriminology, Intellectual Property, Culture and the New Millennium Crimes: Substantive and Substantial Justice” Paper Presented at Albany State University Faculty Research and Scholarship Recognition Day, March 29, 2019, Albany, Georgia. USA.
  7.  Cybercrime & Economic Development” Paper Presented @ Forensic Science Week of Albany State University, Albany, Georgia, USA, October 8, 2018
  8.  Submitted Technical Paper Digital Copyright and Draft Nigerian Copyright Bill (Feb. 10, 2016), Commentary to the Committee of Nigerian Copyright Commission on the Draft Copyright Bill (2015) (as part of amendment processes to Nigeria’s Copyright Laws).
  9. Presented paper: “Nigeria: Duty and Responsibility in Democratic Governance-Current Issues and Practices.” at an international conference on “An Assessment of Nigeria’s Democracy Journey So Far,” Open Society Initiative for West Africa in Abuja, Nigeria 2002
  10. Center for Advanced Study and Research on Innovation Policy (CASRIP) Seattle, Washington, USA, University of Washington Seattle USA   scholarship Award to attend and participate in “Transnational Intellectual Property Law Conference,” University Roma Tre, Italy by Centre for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property, 2008



Intellectual Property Law & Policy

International Law

Advanced Legal Writing & Research Methodology

Criminal Justice & Cybercriminology

Legal Environment of Business

Psychology  & Law

Comparative Employment & Labor Law

Comparative Property Law

Global Legal System 

  • International Bar Association, Member.
  • Nigerian Bar Association, Member.
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member.
  • Copyright Society of the USA, Member.
  • Intellectual Property & Innovation Researchers of Asia, Member.
  • International Association for the Advancement of the Teaching & Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), Member.