Joel Ngugi

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Affiliate Professor of Law

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Curriculum Vitae |

Representative Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

Joel M. Ngugi, Forgetting Lochner in the Journey from Plan to Market: The Framing Effect of the Market Rhetoric in Market-Oriented Reforms, 56 Buff. L. Rev. 1-97 (2008).

Joel M. Ngugi, Promissory Estoppel: The Life History of an Ideal Legal Transplant, 41 U. Rich. L. Rev. 425-97 (2007).

Joel M. Ngugi, The World Bank and the Ideology of Reform and Development in International Economic Development Discourse, 14 Cardozo J. Int'l & Comp. L. 313-45 (2006), reprinted in 3 Indonesian J. Int'l L. 316 (2006).

Joel M. Ngugi, Policing Neo-Liberal Reforms: The Rule of Law as an Enabling and Restrictive Discourse, 26 U. Pa. J. Int'l Econ. L. 513-99 (2005).

Joel M. Ngugi, Re-examining the Role of Private Property in Market Democracies: Problematic Ideological Issues Raised by Land Registration, 25 Mich. J. Int'l L. 467-527 (2004).

Joel Ngugi, Making New Wine for Old Wineskins: Can the Reform of International Law Emancipate the Third World in the Age of Globalization?, 8 U.C. Davis J. Int'l L. & Pol'y 73-106 (2002).

Joel Ngugi, The Decolonization-Modernization Interface and the Plight of Indigenous Peoples in Post-Colonial Development Discourse in Africa, 20 Wis. Int'l L.J. 297-351 (2002).

Kristen Boon & Joel Ngugi, . . . and Institutions That Fall Short: The UN Mission in Kosovo, Hum. Rts. Dialogue, Winter 2001, at 15, 17.

Book Chapters

Joel M. Ngugi, The "Curse" of Ecological Interdependence: Africa, Climate Change and Social Justice, in Climate Change: A Reader 967-88 (William H. Rodgers, Jr. et al. eds., Carolina Academic Press 2011).

Professional Publications

Joel M. Ngugi, Making the Link Between Corruption and Human Rights: Promises and Perils, 104 Am. Soc'y Int'l L. Proc. 246-50 (2011).

Joel M. Ngugi, Stalling Juristocracy While Deepening Judicial Independence in Kenya: Towards a Political Question Doctrine, in Reinforcing Judicial and Legal Institutions: Kenyan and Regional Perspectives (Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists 2007) (Judiciary Watch Series Vol. 5).

Joel M. Ngugi, Introductory Remarks. Africa: A New Voices Panel, 101 Am. Soc'y Int'l L. Proc. 133-35 (2007).

Joel Ngugi, The Scope of Journalistic Profession After the Randal Decision in ICTY, 2 Media World 14 (March 2003).

Book Reviews

Joel M. Ngugi, Book Review, 31 Fordham Int'l L.J. 596-602 (2008) (reviewing Obiora Chinedu Okafor, Legitimizing Human Rights NGOs: Lessons from Africa (2006)).


Rasmus Rasmusson, Christo Artusio, Olga Gassan-zade, Etienne Gonin & Joel Ngugi, A Country-Driven Approach to the Phaseout of Ozone-Depleting Substance in Developing Countries (Colum. Int'l Aff. Online Working Paper No. 01-04, 2001).


Joel M. Ngugi, Op-Ed., Options for a Solution to the Post-Election Crisis, Daily Nation (Nairobi), Jan. 4, 2008.

Joel M. Ngugi, Op-Ed., Demonising All Pre-Election Political Pacts Will Not Do, Daily Nation (Nairobi), Nov. 30, 2007.

Joel Ngugi, Kenya Needs an Inclusive Leadership, East African Standard (Nairobi), Sept. 28, 2007.

Joel Ngugi, The Search for a Perfect Constitution a Futile Effort, East African Standard, Sept. 8, 2005.

Joel M. Ngugi, Leave Political Decisions to Politicians, Daily Nation (Nairobi), Aug. 16, 2005.

Joel Ngugi, Banking Regulations May Be Key to Recovery in Kenya, East African Standard (Nairobi), Jan. 6, 2003.

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