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Kojo Yelpaala



Kojo Yelpaala

Professor of Law
B.L., LL.B., University of Ghana
M.B.A., Bowling Green State University
Msc., S.J.D., University of Wisconsin

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Recent Publications

Quo Vadis WTO? The Threat of TRIPS and the Biodiversity Convention to Human Health and Food Security, 30 B. U. Int'l L. J 55 (2012)

Teaching Transnational Skill and Law in an International Context, 12 Tennessee J. Bus. L. 275 (2011)(With Deborah Burand & Peter Linzer)

Rethinking the Foreign Direct Investment Process and Incentives in Post Conflict Transition Countries (Paper Delivered at Pre-G8 Conference Tokyo, 2008)( Short Version, Book Chapter in"FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN POST CONFLICT COUNTRIES: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES (Virtus C. Ogbokwe, Nicholas Turner and Obijiofor Aginam, (eds. & Abbey 2010) p. 11

Rethinking the Foreign Direct Investment Process and Incentives in Post-Conflict Transition Countries, 30 Nw. J. Int'l L. & Bus. 23 (2010).

Fundamentalism in Public Health and Safety in Bilateral Investment Treaties, (pts. 1 & 2) 3 Asian J. WTO & Int’l Health L. & Pol’y 235, 465 (2008).

"Legal Consciousness and Contractual Obligations," 39 McGeorge Law Review 193 (2008)

"Fundamentalism in Public Health and Safety in Bilateral Investment Treaties Part 1", 3 Asian Journal WTO & International Health Law and Policy 235 (2008) (peer-reviewed publication)

"Toward a Policy for the Collateralization of Movables in Africa," Paper Presented at Financial and Private Sector Development, FPD Forum, 2007, World Bank, April 26, 2007 (published, World Bank web site 2007)

"Model Law on Investment in Africa: Commentary and Analytical Framework of the Process," 1 Law for Development Review 2 (2005)

"Owing the Secret of Life: Biotechnology and Property Rights Revisited," 32 McGeorge Law Review 111 (2000)

Pre G8 Conference: Global Development Challenges: Desirable G8 Responses: A G 8 Developing Country Dialogue for the Hokkaido Summit, Presented a paper: "Rethinking the Foreign Direct Investment Process and Incentives in Post Conflict Transition Countries," (July 2008) United Nations University, Tokyo. (To be published by UN, UCTAD December 2008)

"An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching International Business Transactions in a Global Economic Environment," IALS Conference in International Business Transactions, Germany (April 2008)

"Alternative Dispute Resolution of Commercial Disputes in Egypt," Egyptian International Law Society with Professor Omar Dajani, Pacific McGeorge/UC Davis Building Bridges Delegation to Egypt (January 2008)

"Strategic Options in Trans- boundary Mergers and Acquisitions in the United States, at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China (December 2007)

"Fundamentalism in Public Health and Safety in Bilateral Investment Treaties," International Conference on Bilateral Investment Agreements, Organized by Asian Center for WTO and International Health and Policy, College of Law, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (November 2007)

"The Impact of Regional Trade Agreements in Africa on Investment," ABA International Law Section, Spring Meeting, The Fairmont Hotel, Washington D.C. (May 2007)

"Toward a Policy for the Collateralization of Movables in Africa," Conference on Financial and Private Sector Development, FPD Forum, 2007, World Bank (April 2007)

"Investment Trends in Africa," CLDP/ALI Conference on Improving Legal Incentives for Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa, Hotel Solitel Teraga, Dakar Senegal, December 2003. (conference co-chair)

"The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank under the Rule of Law," The Foundation for Democracy in Africa’s 6 th Annual Africando Trade and Investment Symposium (July 2003)

"Collective Responsibility and Global Enterprises," Pacific McGeorge 21 st Annual International Law Symposium, (February 2002)

"Intellectual Property Rights in Biotechnology and the Third World," Pacific McGeorge 19 th Annual International Law Symposium (March 2000)

Courses: International Business Transactions, Advanced International Business Transactions, Antitrust, Conflict of Laws

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