Ekow N. Yankah is a Professor of Law at Cardozo School of Law. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Columbia University School of Law and the B.C.L., a post-graduate law degree from Oxford University. Professor Yankah’s scholarship explores the intersection of jurisprudence, criminal law and political theory. His scholarship has appeared in a variety of books, law reviews and peer reviewed legal theory journals.
Professor Yankah has been recognized as one of the Top 50 influential Law Professors. He has been a fellow of the Israeli Institute of Advance Studies, a distinguished visitor of the MacArthur Foundation and will be a visiting fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto School of Law.
Professor Yankah is the Co-Chair of the nationally recognized New York Democratic Lawyer’s Counsel, the the voting rights organization of the Democratic National Committee, sits on the Boards of The Humanities Institute, The Lawyers' Committee for Equal Rights Under the Law, and the Innocence Project.
His opinion pieces have appeared in, among other places, The New York Times, The New Yorker and The Huffington Post. He is a commentator on among others MSNBC, BBC and BBC International.