Professor Raymond A. Atuguba Biography

Professor Raymond A. Atuguba
Professor Raymond A. Atuguba

Professor Raymond A. Atuguba

Professor Raymond Akongburo Atuguba is the Dean of the University of Ghana (UG) School of Law, where he has taught since 2002.

He has been a Visiting Professor of Law and the Henry J. Steiner Visiting Professor of Human Rights at Harvard Law School (2018–2019), and has taught over 40 related courses at several universities in Africa, Europe, the United States of America, Canada, and Australia.

Professor Raymond A. Atuguba’s research interests are in constitutional and administrative law in the global south; law and development in Africa; and human rights and community lawyering.

He is graduate of the University of Ghana and of Harvard Law School – where he obtained a master of laws degree and did doctoral studies, Professor Atuguba has also worked in the public sector (he was one time the Executive Secretary to the President of Ghana); the private sector (he was the Team Leader of Law and Development Associates (LADA) and Managing Partner of Atuguba and Associates); and the non-profit sector (he is co-founder and former Executive Director and former Board Chair of the Legal Resources Centre).


Professor Raymond A. Atuguba has consulted for many African governments (The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zimbabwe, etc.) and major international development agencies and NGOs (The UN, UNDP, UN-OHCR, UNICEF, UNHCR, UNODC, UNMIL, The World Bank, ILO, IOM, EU, AU, ECOWAS, USAID, DFID, GIZ, DANIDA, FES, KAF, ICHRP, OXFAM, IBIS, IIED, ActionAid International, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights First, CARE International, Plan International, OSI, OSIWA, etc.) and led or co-led over 50 training programmes and workshops. He has also chaired or sat on over 75 boards and committees, national and international.

Professor Raymond A. Atuguba credentials 

  • EMBA- Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Accra, Ghana
  • SJD- Harvard Law School, Cambridge, USA
  • LLM – Harvard Law School, Cambridge, USA
  • BL – Ghana School of Law, Accra, Ghana
  • LLB – University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

Professor Raymond A. Atuguba areas of expertise 

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law in Africa
  • Policy, Law and Development in the Global South
  • Human Rights and Community Organising



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