Ngozi Okidegbe is a Moorman-Simon Interdisciplinary Career Development Associate Professor of Law and Assistant Professor of Computing & Data Sciences. 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 holds a Bachelor of Civil Law and a Bachelor of Laws 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.
Professor Okidegbe’s articles have been published or are forthcoming in the Critical Analysis of Law, Connecticut Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Cornell Law Review, and Michigan Law Review.