Ngozi Okidegbe is a long time supporter of autism research and rights having been inspired by her brother who is autistic.
She is a lawyer and a former a law clerk at the Court of Appeal for Ontario. She is a graduate of the McGill Faculty of Law. In 2015, she clerked for Justice Madlanga of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Her legal interests include human rights advocacy, disability law, African Constitutionalism, internet law, and critical race theory. She has authored a number of papers that have been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented her research at several conferences, including the 2014 International Aids Conference, in Melbourne, Australia.
While studying at McGill, she was awarded the Rosa B. Gualtieri Prize (for obtaining a high academic standing), the Daniel Mettarlin Memorial Scholarship (for distinction in the study of civil law), and the Reverend Charles H. Este Scholarship (for academic distinction and community service).
Prior to law school, she studied history at Concordia University, where she was awarded the David Fox Memorial Prize for best undergraduate honours thesis in the field of history.”