|Present||Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law|
- International Human Rights Practicum
Office: 495 Sydney Lewis Hall
Gender and Non-Normative Sex in Sub-Saharan Africa Michigan Journal of Gender and Law (2016)
This Article argues for the adoption of a gender-based framework to supplement rights promotion strategies and campaigns based on LGBTI identity. The Article draws upon feminist, queer, and trans theory to develop an expansive understanding ...
Culture, Dissent, and the State: The Example of Commonwealth African Marriage Law Yale Human Rights & Development Law Journal (2011)
This is an explosive time for those seeking to define the meaning and parameters of marriage. The subject has generated heated debate worldwide. In June 2010, the European Court of Human Rights declined to extend ...
Gender, Discourse, and Customary Law in Africa Southern California Law Review (2010)
Around the world, efforts by states to accommodate cultural pluralism vary in form and vigor. Some multiculturalist states cede to cultural minorities the authority to govern in certain substantive areas, such as family law. Not ...
Pluralism in Ghana: The Perils and Promise of Parallel Law Oregon Review of International Law (2008)
Many states have recognized that minority groups require accommodation to protect them from domination by the majority. Some states have responded by implementing accommodationist policies that cede jurisdiction over certain matters, such as family law, ...
Constitutional Exclusion and Gender in Commonwealth Africa Fordham International Law Journal (2007)
Part I of this article briefly describes customary law and explores the effect of colonialism on legal pluralism and the region's early post-colonial constitutions. Part II describes the structure and content of constitutional clauses that ...