Faculty Scholarship

The faculty members of Arizona Law are among the most influential legal scholars in the world. Our faculty routinely produce powerful and provocative scholarship, from shaping legal debate on water policy and ethics, to conducting research that identifies and solves important real-world challenges like jury bias and internet censorship.

2021

Articles in Books

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    The Past Before Us: Reimagining Patriarchy and Gender in Africa, in Patriarchy and Gender in Africa (Veronica Fynn Bruey, ed., 2021)

2018

Articles in Books

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    International Organizations and the Technologies of Governance, in Vol. 2, Rethinking Society for the 21st Century:  Report of the International Panel on Social Progress 457 (Int'l Panel on Soc. Progress 2018) (co-lead author, with B.S. Chimni et al.).

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    Intersecting Exit, Voice and Loyalty:  Feedback from Nigeria, in For a Better World:  First Conference on Albert Hirschman's Legacy:  Theory and Practice 197 (Luca Meldolesi & Nicoletta Stame eds. 2018).

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2015

Articles in Books

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    Probing the Parameters of Gender, Power and Democracy in Nigeria, in Gender and Power:  Towards Equality and Democratic Governance 64 (Mino Vianello & Mary Hawkesworth eds., 2015).

Articles

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    What is Right with Africa:  The Promise of the Protocol on Women's Rights in Africa, 2 Transnat'l Hum. Rts. Rev. 153 (2015) (co-author, with Crystal Whalen).

2010

Articles in Books

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    Federalism and Gender Politics in Nigeria, in Feminism, Federalism and Multilevel Governance 211 (Melissa Haussman, Marian Sawer, & Jill Vickers eds., 2010) (co-author, with Sarah Toomey).

Articles

Other Writings

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    Corruption and Human Rights: The Challenges of Mineral Resources Stewardship, 104 Am. Soc'y Int'l L. Proc. 250 (2010).

2009

Other Writings

2007

Articles in Books

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    A Refuge from Tradition and the Refuge of Tradition: On Anticircumcision Paradigms, in Transcultural Bodies: Female Genital Cutting in Global Context 67 (Ylva Hernlund & Bettina Shell-Duncan eds., 2007).

2006

Articles in Books

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    Afterword: Safe Harbor and Homage, in Female Circumcision: Multicultural Perspectives 234 (Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf ed., 2006).

Articles

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    The Full-Belly Quotient: Renegotiating a Rite of Passage, 7 Human Rts. Rev. 35 (2006).

Other Writings

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    Book Review, 40 Law & Soc'y Rev. 729 (2006) (reviewing Antony Anghie, Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law (2005)).

2005

Other Writings

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    Law: Access to the Legal System: Sub-Saharan Africa, in 2 Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures 381 (Sua Joseph Gen. Ed., 2005).

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    Book Review, 31 SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture & Society 256 (2005) (reviewing Holding On to the Promise: Women's Human Rights and the Beijing +5 Review (Cynthia Meillon & Charlotte Bunch eds., 2001); Women's Rights: A Global View (Lynn Walter ed., 2001); and Women, Gender, and Human Rights: A Global Perspective (Marjorie Agosin ed., 2001).

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2004

Articles

2003

Articles

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    Affirmations and Ambiguities: Some Thoughts on Women and Agency, 67 Alb. L. Rev. 629 (2003).

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    The Full Belly Quotient: Renegotiating a Rite of Passage, 24 Women's Rts. L. Rep. 181 (2003), and a corrected excerpted version published in 26 Women's Rts. L. Rep. 73 (2005).

2002

Articles in Books

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    Bridging False Divides: Toward a Transnational Politics of Gender, in Moral Imperialism: A Critical Anthology 255 (Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol ed., 2002) (co-author, with R. W. Perry).

2001

Other Writings

2000

Articles

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    Remapping the Domain of Property in Africa, 12 U. Fla. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 57 (2000).

1999

Articles

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    Symbolic Episodes in the Quest for Environmental Justice, 21 Hum. Rts. Q. 464 (1999).

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    Reclaiming a Heritage of Resistance, Excavating an Alternative Gender Critique Paradigm, 26 Syracuse J. Int'l L. & Com. 203 (1999).

1998

Articles

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    Toward an Auspicious Reconciliation of International and Comparative Analyses, 46 Am. J. Comp. L. 669 (1998).

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    Reconstituted Consonants: The Reach of a "Common Core" Analogy in Human Rights, 21 Hastings Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 921 (1998).

1997

Articles

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    Feminism, Globalization and Culture: After Beijing, 4 Ind. J. Global Legal Stud. 355 (1997).

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    Bridges and Barricades: Rethinking Polemics and Intransigence in the Campaign Against Female Circumcision, 47 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 275 (1997), excerpted in Katherine T. Bartlett & Angela P. Harris, Gender and the Law: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary 1026 (2d ed. 1998), and reprinted in Global Critical Race Feminism 260 (Adrien Katherine Wing ed., 2000).

1996

Articles

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    Beyond the Rhetoric of a Right to Development, 18 Law & Pol'y 355 (1996).

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    Neither Here nor There: Of the Female in American Legal Education, 21 L. & Soc. Inquiry 355 (1996).

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    The Little Foxes that Spoil the Vine: Re-visiting the Feminist Critique of Female Circumcision, 9 Canadian J. Women & L. 46 (1996), revised & reprinted as The Anti-Circumcision Campaign Deficit, in Female Circumcision and the Politics of Knowledge: African Women in Imperialist Discourses 183 (Obioma Nnaemeka ed., 2003).

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    Situating a Critic in Her Critique: A Conversation, 4 Circles: Buff. Women's J.L. & Soc. Pol'y 73 (1996).

1995

Articles

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    New Skin, Old Wine: (En)Gaging Nationalism, Traditionalism, and Gender Relations, 28 Ind. L. Rev. 575 (1995).

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    Situating a Critic in Her Critique: A Vignette, 3 Circles: Buff. Women's J.L. & Soc. Pol'y 48 (1995).

1994

Articles

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    Kindling the Domain of Social Reform through Law:  A Case Study, 1994-95 Third World Legal Stud. 103.

1993

Articles

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    Reconsidering African Customary Law, 17 Legal Stud. F. 217 (1993).

1986

Articles

  • Obiora, Leslye, 

    What Every Woman in Nigeria Should Know, Int'l Planned Parenthood Fed. Series (1986).