Assistant Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law
J.D., Yale Law School; M.P.A., Harvard University
Bernadette Atuahene is a professor of law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, and a research professor at the American Bar Foundation. She earned her J.D. at Yale Law…
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Law and international development, particularly the dispossession and restitution of property rights in the developing world. Research has examined the challenges faced by transitional democracies that provide compensation for past property dispossession as well as how land titling programs can best address urban poverty.
- The Effects of Land Restitution in South Africa: A Qualitative Study
- Latest finding: Feb 21, 2013
- Under the South African Restitution of Land Rights Act (LRA), only those dispossessed of a “right in land after 1913 as a result of a racially discriminatory law or practice” are eligible…
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We Want What's Ours: Learning from South Africa's Land Restitution Program
- Oxford University Press
“Paying for the Past: Addressing Past Property Violations in South Africa"
- Law and Society Review
“Property and Transitional Justice"
- UCLA Law Review Discourse
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Dec 30, 2014
In a December 2014 LA Times op-ed, Atuahene discusses the legacy of South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela.
Mar 10, 2010
January 28, 2010 blog posting on the Huffington Post entitled Haiti: Has God Turned His Back on the Country?
Mar 10, 2010
January 4, 2010 blog posting on the Huffington Post entitle We Need to Anticipate Terrorists, Not React to Them.
Based on her Huffington Post blog post about the Nigerian terrorist, the BBC Radio…
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- We Want What's Ours: Learning from South Africa's Land Restitution Program
- Jan 2014
- Speaker, Workshop on Poverty, Immigration and Property
- Jun 2013
- Property-Induced Invisibility: When the Expropriation of Property Removes People from the Social Contract
- Oct 2012
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Professional Service & Recognition
Associate Editor, Law & Social Inquiry
Trustee, Law & Society Association
Fellow, Program in Law and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Fellow, Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership
Editor, SSRN Transitional Justice eJournal
International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Adviser to Illinois State Senator Jacqueline Collins on the legal challenge to the Illinois Act to End Atrocities and Terrorism in Sudan