Chi Mgbako

Clinical Professor and Director, Leitner International Human Rights Clinic, Fordham Law School

Chi Adanna Mgbako is clinical professor of law and director of the Walter Leitner International Human Rights Clinic at Fordham Law School. In partnership with grassroots organizations, she and her students work on human rights projects focusing on sex workers’ rights, women’s rights, criminal justice reform, and access to justice. She has conducted human rights fieldwork in many countries, among them Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Mauritius, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, and the United States. Her publications have appeared in the Harvard Human Rights Journal, Yale Journal of International Affairs, and the Georgetown Journal of International Law and popular media including The New York Times (Global Edition) and The Guardian. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Columbia University and the author of To Live Freely in This World: Sex Worker Activism in Africa (New York University Press, 2016).