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Kwame Frimpong
Visiting Professor

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023


Dean Kwame Frimpong is the Founding Dean and Professor of Law of GIMPA Law School in Accra, Ghana. Before assuming his current position, he was a Professor of Law and Dean of the Graduate School of Governance, Leadership and Public Management at GIMPA. A graduate of the University of Ghana and Yale Law School, he has taught at the University of Ghana (1978-1984) and at the University of Botswana (1984-2007) where he was also a former Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Dean Frimpong was Secretary General of the Southern African Universities Social Science Conference from 1996 to 1999 and served as the UN Legal Adviser (Observer) to the Commission Regarding Public Violence and Intimidation during South Africa's transition to democratic rule (1992-1994). A noted advocate of rule of law, human rights, democratic rule and good governance in Africa, Dean Frimpong has published extensively in the fields of criminal law, administration of criminal justice, criminology, penology, prison reform, constitutional law and constitutionalism, human rights, democratic governance, and corruption.