Professor of Law
B.L., LL.B., University of Ghana
M.B.A., Bowling Green State University
Msc., S.J.D., University of Wisconsin
Professor Yelpaala is an expert in international business law who is fluent in three languages. He was a state attorney for three years in his native Ghana. Professor Yelpaala was a lecturer in law at the University of Wisconsin before coming to Pacific McGeorge in 1981. Professor Yelpaala has edited books and written law review articles on such topics as regional trade organizations, intellectual property, foreign direct investment, licensing agreements, drafting and enforcing contracts, international conflict of laws, global product distribution and several other topics. Professor Yelpaala is a consultant on various aspects of international business transactions and industrial policy to several foreign governments. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the African Law Institute (ALI), an entity started in 2001 for the harmonization of the key laws in Africa. As a participant in the initiation and launching of ALI, Professor Yelpaala is actively involved in the activities of that organization.
Courses: International Business Transactions, European Union Law, Business Associations