Chi Mgbako

Board of Directors, New York, NY

Chi Adanna Mgbako is clinical associate professor of law and founding director of the Walter Leitner International Human Rights Clinic at Fordham Law School in New York City. She and her students work in solidarity with grassroots organizations on projects involving sexual and health rights and access to justice. She has conducted human rights fieldwork and advocacy in many countries, among them Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and the United States. Her publications have appeared in scholarly reviews such as the Harvard Human Rights Journal and popular publications including the Global Opinion pages of, the International Herald Tribune, The Huffington Post, and She is a former fellow with the International Crisis Group and has been honored as one of the National Law Journal’s “Top 40 Minority Lawyers Under 40″ and as Fordham Law School’s “Public Interest Professor of the Year.” She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a magna cum laude graduate of Columbia University.