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Dalindyebo Shabalala

Associate Professor of Law

Full-Time Faculty

School of Law

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Email: Dalindyebo Shabalala
Phone: 937-229-4652
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Keller Hall, Room 416

Profile

Dalindyebo Shabalala is an Associate Professor at the University of Dayton Law School. His primary teaching responsibilities are in Contracts, as well as Intellectual Property and Business Law.

Prof. Shabalala’s research focuses on the interaction of intellectual property law, especially patent law, with the rights of indigenous peoples and climate change law. He conducts research on the rights of indigenous peoples and traditional communities to their traditional knowledge and culture and the role of international intellectual property treaties in enabling or preventing the realization of those rights.

He is a member of the Climate Action Network Technology Working Group. He continues to provide advice on patent law and technology licensing to developing countries and civil society organizations in climate change negotiations. Prof. Shabalala participates in the Program on Law and Technology (PILT) at the law school

Prof. Shabalala has published in several edited volumes, and has published a book “Climate Change, Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property – Options for Action at the UNFCCC”, Maastricht University (2014) available in print from Amazon and electronically. His reflections on his research and policy work can be found on his blog.

He has a partial appointment as Assistant Professor of International Economic Law (Intellectual property) at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. He teaches European and Comparative Intellectual Property at the Masters level and is a fellow in the Institute for Globalisation and International Regulation (IGIR) (www.igir.org). Previously, Prof. Shabalala was Visiting Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law teaching Business Associations and International Intellectual Property.

Prof. Shabalala was Managing Attorney of the Center for International Environmental Law’s Geneva office, and Director of CIEL's Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development Project. He focused on issues at the intersection of intellectual property and climate change, human health, biodiversity and food security, as well as addressing systemic reform of the international intellectual property system. He is now a member of CIEL’s Board of Trustees.

Courses Taught

LAW 6110 Contracts I
LAW 6810 Contracts II
LAW 6420 Licensing Intellectual Property
LAW 6801/5801 Business Organizations
LAW 6415 Copyright Law

Degrees

PhD Law, Maastricht University, the Netherlands (2014)
J.D., University of Minnesota School of Law (2004)
B.A., Vassar College (1998)

Selected Publications

Climate Change, Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property: Options for Action at the UNFCCC, Maastricht University, October 2014. Available at: https://dalishabalala.wordpress.com/book-climate-change-technology-transfer-and-intellectual-property/

“Climate Change, Technology Transfer, and Intellectual Property: A 'Modest Proposal' For An IP Enforcement Moratorium”, 31 Fordham Envtl. L. Rev. 1 (2020).
Available at: https://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/elr/vol31/iss1/5

“Climate Change, Human Rights, and Technology Transfer: Normative Challenges and Technical Opportunities” in Molly K. Land and Jay D. Aronson (eds.) New Technologies for Human Rights Law and Practice Cambridge University Press, 2018. Available at: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3238430

“Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge, and Traditional Cultural Expressions in Native American Tribal Codes” 51 Akron Law Review 1125 (2017). Available at: https://ideaexchange.uakron. edu/akronlawreview/

“Climate Change, Human Rights, and Technology Transfer: Normative Challenges and Technical Opportunities” in Molly K. Land and Jay D. Aronson (eds.) New Technologies for Human Rights Law and Practice Cambridge University Press, 2018. Available at: https://ssrn.com/abstract= 3238430

D Shabalala "Access to Trade Secret Environmental Information: Are TRIPS and TRIPS Plus Obligations a Hidden Landmine?" 55(3) COLUM.J.TRANSNAT’L.L. 648 (2017). Available at: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2882146

D Shabalala “Intellectual Property, Climate Change and Development” 8(1) WIPO J. OF INTELL. PROP. 64 (2016). (See http://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/wipo_journal_wpj8n1.pdf)

D Shabalala “Technology Transfer for Climate Change and Developing Country Viewpoints on Historical Responsibility and Common but Differentiated Responsibilities” In J Sarnoff (ed.) Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Climate Change Edward Elgar 2016. See http://ssrn.com/author=553625

D Shabalala Climate Change, Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property: Options for Action at the UNFCCC, Maastricht University, October 2014. (Available at: https://dalishabalala.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/shabalala-climate-change-tech-transfer-and-ip.pdf)

D Shabalala and A Kamperman Sanders “Intellectual Property Treaties and Development” in D Gervais (ed.) Intellectual Property Trade and Development 2nd edition Oxford University Press 2014. See http://ssrn.com/author=553625