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About Tawia B. Ansah

Professor Ansah teaches Conflict of Laws, Contracts, International Business Transactions, Professional Responsibility, and Jurisprudence/Legal Theory. He joined the New England Law Boston faculty in 2002 and received tenure there in 2007. Before joining the New England faculty, he was a visiting assistant professor at Syracuse University College of Law. Previously, he was a legal consultant with JPMorgan Chase; a contract attorney for Cravath, Swaine & Moore; and an assistant prosecutor for the Ministry of the Attorney General in Toronto, Canada. His international legal experience includes service with the Council of Europe (Kosovo in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (Bosnia-Herzegovina), the United Nations Human Rights Field Operation (Kigali, Rwanda), and the United Nations Centre for Human Rights (Geneva). Professor Ansah was a Visiting Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve School of Law in the Fall of 2010.


May 2017 Present Acting Dean & Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law
2012May 2017 Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Florida International University College of Law
20072011 Professor of Law, New England Law|Boston
September 2010December 2010 Visiting Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law,
20052007 Associate Professor, New England Law|Boston
20022005 Assistant Professor (2002 – 2005), New England Law|Boston
20022004 Director, Center for International Law and Policy, New England Law|Boston
20012002 Visiting Assistant Professor, Syracuse University College of Law

Curriculum Vitae


  • Conflict Of Laws
  • Contracts
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Human Rights
  • Jurisprudence (Legal Theory)
  • Law & Literature
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Public International Law


2001 Ph.D., English, (Distinction), President’s Fellowship for doctoral program, Columbia University, New York, NY
1995 LL.B., Law Society of Upper Canada Fellowship Award, International Human Rights Fellowship Award, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Toronto, ON
19881991 B.A., M.A. (M.Phil.), Carnegie-Mellon Research Fellowship, President’s Fellowship for Master’s program, Columbia University, New York, NY

Contact Information

Florida International University College of Law
11200 S.W. 8th Street, RDB 2011
Miami, FL 33199
Ph: 305.348.0015


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