Sylvia Kang'ara

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Affiliate Professor of Law

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Curriculum Vitae |

Representative Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

Sylvia Wairimu Kang'ara, Beyond Bed and Bread: Making the African State Through Marriage Reform--Constitutive and Transformative Influences in Anglo-American Legal Thought, 9 Hastings Race & Poverty L.J. 353-95 (2012).

Sylvia Wairimu Kang'ara, Why Take Private Law Seriously in Africa?, Am. U. Int'l L. Rev. 1125-52 (2011).

Sylvia Kang'ara, Her Unnatural Worth: African Women Jurists in Twentieth Century Legal Discourse, Michigan Journal of Race and the Law, (2008).

Sylvia Wairimu Kang'ara, Rethinking Property: Language, Meaning and Institutions, 13 Hague Y.B. Int'l L. 37-42 (2001).

Sylvia Wairimu Kang'ara, When the Pendulum Swings Too Far: Structural Adjustment Programs in Kenya, 1998-99 Third World Legal Stud. 109-51.


Sylvia Kang'ara, Some Thoughts on Majimbo, Daily Nation (Nairobi), Oct. 30, 2007.

Sylvia Wairimu Kang'ara, Country Boasts Big Government, But Is That Healthy for Us?, Daily Nation (Nairobi), Aug. 9, 2007.

Sylvia Kang'ara, Role of Family and Politics in the Rise of Women, East African Standard, Nov. 16, 2006.

Sylvia Kang'ara, Kenya MPs Denied Visas Should Quit, Daily Nation (Nairobi), June 8, 2006.

Sylvia Wairimu Kang'ara, Sisters, Let's Set Eyes on the Granery, Daily Nation (Nairobi), Mar. 8, 2006.

Sylvia Kang'ara, Time Ripe to Punish Crimes, Daily Nation (Nairobi), Feb. 4, 2006.

Sylvia Kang'ara, Kenya Needs Crusaders for Social Justice, Daily Nation (Nairobi), Dec. 13, 2005.

Sylvia Kang'ara, What Kenya Needs Is a Smart Cabinet, Daily Nation (Nairobi), Nov. 25, 2005.

Sylvia Wairimu Kang'ara, Should We Register Polygamous Unions?, Daily Nation (Nairobi), July 12, 2005.

Sylvia Kang'ara, It's a Clear Case of Protection from Law, Daily Nation (Nairobi), May 24, 2005.

Sylvia Kang'ara, Conflict of Interest in Lucy-Diop Saga, Daily Nation (Nairobi), May 5, 2005.

Sylvia Kang'ara, Lucy Kibaki Defines Women's Struggle, Daily Nation (Nairobi), Mar. 16, 2005.

Sylvia Kang'ara, Our Graft Impoverishes, Their Enriches, Daily Nation (Nairobi), Feb. 10, 2005.

Sylvia Kang'ara, Would Jesus have Approved of Condoms?, Daily Nation (Nairobi), Jan. 14, 2005.

Works in Progress

Why African Women's Historical and Residual Juristic Power Should Change How We Think about Law Reform in Africa

From Analytic to Prescriptive Characterization of African Conceptions of Property

An Impact Analysis of Comparative Private Law in Africa: Introducing a Social Justice Perspective

Property Rights in Africa during National Emergenices

The Law of Easements in an Era of Technological Advancement

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