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Muna B. Ndulo

Director, Institute for African Development
Muna Ndulo


Muna B. Ndulo is a professor of law at Cornell Law School and Elizabeth and Arthur Reich Director of the Leo and Arvilla Berger International Legal Studies Program. He is an authority on African legal systems, human rights, constitutions, election monitoring, international development, and legal aspects of foreign investments in developing countries.

After receiving his LL.B. from University of Zambia and LL.M. from Harvard Law School, Ndulo was public prosecutor for the Zambian Ministry of Legal Affairs. He was dean of the University of Zambia School of Law, and from 1986-1996 served the United Nations Commission for International Trade Law. From 1992 to 1994 he was political adviser to the UN Mission in South Africa.

He joined Cornell Law School's faculty in 1996, and has continued to advise the UN. He was a consultant to the constitutional processes in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Somalia, and Sudan. He has published 14 books and more than 80 articles in academic journals.