Professor Kofi Quashigah, is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana and the Dean of the Faculty, was elected President of the African Consortium of Law and Religion Studies at its 7th annual meeting, held 19-21 May 2019 in Gaborone, Botswana.
Between 1991 and 1993 Professor Quashigah was the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Nigeria. In 1992, Prof. Quashigah was a MacArthur Foundation Visiting Scholar at the University of Wisconsin, USA and a Fulbright Scholar at the Harvard Human Rights Program between 2001/ 2002. His teaching and research interests includes Constitutional Law, Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, Jurisprudence, Governance, Elections Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
In 2005, he was adjudged and honored as the Best Teacher in the Humanities in the University of Ghana.
Prof. Quashigah has written and published extensively. He is currently spearheading the production of the first issue of the “Annual Survey of Ghana Law” a project intended to revolutionize the approach to legal research in Ghana. In collaboration with Prof. ObioraOkafor of the Osggode Hall, Law School, Canada, he promoted and edited the classical book titled “Legitimate Governance in Africa”, published by Kluwer Publishers in 1999.
He is the Director of the Human Rights Centre of the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana and the incumbent president of the Ghana Association of Certified Mediators and Arbitrators. He coordinated the World Bank Institute Distance learning Training in ADR-2005 and is the coordinator of the ADR Coalition of Ghana.
Prof. Quashigah was instrumental in the Faculty of Law winning Four TALIF awards for projects within the Faculty. He holds the degrees LLB (Ghana) and LLM PhD (Nigeria).
See a select list of Professor Quashigah’s publications here.