Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law
Cardozo Law School
Ekow Yankah, BA, JD, BCL, holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Columbia Law School, and Oxford University. His work focuses on questions of criminal theory and punishment, political theory, and, particularly, questions political obligation and its interaction with justifications of punishment. Dr. Yankah’s work has appeared in law review articles, peer reviewed legal theory journals, and books, including NOMOS, Ratio Juris, Law and Philosophy, Criminal Law and Philosophy, and the Illinois Law Review. He has been a visiting fellow at the Israeli Institute of Advanced Studies, a visiting professor of law at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, and a distinguished visiting faculty member at the University of Toronto School of Law. He has been recognized numerous times by his students for his dedication to teaching. Most recently, he was awarded the Cardozo Alumni of the Year Award by the Cardozo School of Law Black Asian Latino Law Students Association, becoming the first non-Cardozo School of Law graduate or faculty member to be recognized. Dr. Yankah’s interests have also led him to develop expertise in voting rights and election law, and he serves as the co-chair of the New York Democratic Lawyers Council, the voting rights arm of the New York Democratic Party and the coordinating arm of the Democratic National Committee, believed to be the largest voting rights group in the country. He sits on the board of directors for the Innocence Project and was awarded as an Advocate for Justice in 2017. Dr. Yankah has also served on the Board of the American Constitution Society, New York Chapter. He maintains a public presence writing for publications spanning The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Huffington Post, among others, and has been a regular commentator on criminal law issues on television and radio, including NBC, CNN, MSNBC, BBC, BBC International, and PBS.
Saturday, November 17
12:45 PM – 2:30 PM