Ona Oshen

Dissertation Title

The International Legal Regulation and Internalization of Artificial Intelligence: Norms, Practices and Transnationality

Dissertation Topic

This research project is situated at the intersection of artificial intelligence ("AI") and international law, and seeks to investigate the question: “How, and to what extent, has the emergence of AI been received and internalized in international law?”


2009: Master of Philosophy in Management - Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

2008: Master of Laws in Regulatory Law - University of the Witwatersrand

2007: Bachelor of Laws - University of the Witwatersrand

Professional Experience

Consultant - OneRose Consulting, Ontario, Canada (2020-present)

Director and Legal Counsel - JCM Solar Capital Ltd., Ontario, Canada (2018-2020)

Associate - Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, New York, USA (2017-2018)

Senior Associate - PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited, Nigeria (2015-2016)

Associate - Templars Barristers and Solicitors, Nigeria (2015)

Secondment - Chasel Chambers, Nigeria (2012-2013)

Associate - Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, New York, USA (2009-2012)

Researcher - Werksmans Attorneys, South Africa (2008)

Research Assistant - WHO/UNAIDS African Aids Vaccine Program, University of the Witwatersrand (2007)

  • Elia Scholars Program, York University (2021-2025)
  • Harley D. Hallet Graduate Scholarship, Osgoode Hall Law School (2021-2024)
  • York University Graduate Fellowship (2021-2023)
  • Harry W. Arthurs Fellowship, Osgoode Hall Law School (2021-2022)
  • Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship, University of Cambridge (2008-2009)
  • Postgraduate Masters Merit Award, University of the Witwatersrand (2007)
  • E P/Henry Bradlow/John Lemmer Scholarships, University of the Witwatersrand (2007)
  • EJA Loerincz Scholarship, University of the Witwatersrand (2006)
  • Bell, Dewar and Hall Prize in Administrative Law, University of the Witwatersrand (2006)
  • Nadine Mann Memorial Prize in Practical Legal Studies (2006)
  • Certificates of Merit, for best student in Administrative Law, Appropriate Dispute Resolution, Practical Legal Studies, and Security Law, University of the Witwatersrand (2006)
  • Top Achievers Award, Jubilee Hall, University of the Witwatersrand (2006)
  • University Council Merit Scholarship, University of the Witwatersrand (2004-2005)