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Muna B. Ndulo

Contact Information
Cornell Law School
302 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-6642
Fax: (607) 255-7193
Muna B. Ndulo Professor of Law; Elizabeth and Arthur Reich Director, Leo and Arvilla Berger International Legal Studies Program; Director of the Institute for African Development

Professional Biography

Muna Ndulo is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of constitution making, governance and institution building, human rights and Foreign Direct Investments. He is a Professor of Law Cornell Law School and Director of the Cornell University’s Institute for African Development. He is Honorary Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town. He was formerly Professor of Law and Dean of the School of Law, University of Zambia. He served as Legal Officer in the International Trade Law Branch of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) from 1986 t0 1995. He also served as Political and Legal Adviser with the United Nations Mission Observer Mission in South Africa (UNOMSA) and to the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General to South Africa 1992-1994; Legal Adviser to the United Nations Assistance Mission to EAST Timor (UNAMET)-1999, Legal Expert, United Nations Mission to Kosovo (UNAMIK) (2000) and Legal Expert to the United Nations Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) (2003). He has acted as consultant to the African Development Bank (ADB), World Bank, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), National Democratic Institute (NDI) United Sates Institute for Peace (USIP) and International Development Law Organization (IDLO). He has acted as consultant to the Kenya 2010 Constitutional Process, Zimbabwe Constitutional Process, Somalia and Sudan. He is founder of the Southern African Institute for Public Policy and Research (SAIPAR) and member of its Board of Directors. He is a member of the Board of the African Association of International Law, the Advisory Committee, Human Rights Watch, (Africa) and he serves as Chairperson for Gender Links, a South African NGO. He has published 14 books and over 80 articles in academic journals.


LL.B., University of Zambia, 1970
LL.M., Harvard Law School, 1971
D. Phil., Trinity College, Oxford University, 1977