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Jeanmarie Fenrich
Director of Special Projects - Africa, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice

Email: jfenrich@law.fordham.edu


FORDHAM, J.D., magna cum laude, 1998

  • Executive Director, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice (2005-2009)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Fordham Law School (2004-05)
  • Secretary, International Human Rights Committee, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (2003-06)
  • Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School (Spring 2003, Spring 2004)
  • Litigation Associate, Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler LLP (2001-04)
  • Human Rights Fellow, Crowley Program in International Human Rights (2000-01)
  • Law Clerk, the Honorable John F. Keenan, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (1998-00)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Fordham Law Review

  • Promoting Rule of Law in Customary Tribunals in Ghana, Harvard Human Rights Journal (with Mary McEvoy) (6 November 2014)
  • The Impact of Commercialization on Women’s Access to Land in Ghana – A Case Study on Land Rights in ‘Powerful Synergies: Gender Equality, Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability,’ United Nations Development Programme (with Tracy Higgins) (2012)
  • Legal Pluralism, Gender, and Access to Land in Ghana, 23 Fordham Envtl. Law Rev. 7 (with Tracy Higgins) (2012)
  • Customary Law, Gender Equality, and the Family: The Promise and Limits of a Choice Paradigm in THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN CUSTOMARY LAW, Cambridge University Press, Jeanmarie Fenrich, Paolo Galizzi, and Tracy Higgins, eds. (with Tracy Higgins) (2011)
  • THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN CUSTOMARY LAW, Cambridge University Press (Co-Editor with Paolo Galizzi and Tracy Higgins) (2011)
  • ‘It’s Not OK’: New Zealand’s Efforts to Eliminate Violence Against Women, Fordham Int’l L. J. (with Jorge Contesse) (2009)
  • We Will Still Live: Confronting Stigma and Discrimination Against Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Malawi, Fordham Int’l L. J. (with Chi Mgbako and Tracy E. Higgins) (2008)
  • Gender Equality and Customary Marriage: Bargaining in the Shadow of Post-Apartheid Legal Pluralism, Fordham Int’l L. J. (with Tracy E. Higgins and Ziona Tanzer) (2008)
  • Promise Unfulfilled: Law, Culture and Women’s Inheritance Rights in Ghana, 25 Fordham Int’l L.J. 259 (with Tracy E. Higgins) (2002)
  • The Rehnquist Court’s Changed Reading of the Equal Protection Clause in The Context of Voting Rights, 65 Fordham L. Rev. 1819 (1997)

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