Bernadette Atuahene

International Affairs Fellow, 2007-2008

Bernadette Atuahene has varied experiences in the field of law and international development. She has worked as a legal consultant for the World Bank and as a human rights investigator for the Center for Economic and Social Rights, where she received Amnesty International's Patrick Stewart Human Rights Award for her work with human rights organizations throughout South America. Professor Atuahene was in South Africa as a Fulbright Scholar. She served as a judicial clerk at the Constitutional Court of South Africa, working for Justices Madala and Ngcobo. She then practiced as an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York, where she focused on sovereign debt and real estate transactions. Professor Atuahene joined the Chicago-Kent faculty in 2005. Broadly, her research deals with the confiscation and restitution of property. She teaches Law, Policy and International Development; Property; and International Business Transactions. Professor Atuahene received her BA from the University of California, Los Angeles, her MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and her JD from Yale Law School.