Ndulo named endowed chair at Cornell

Zambia’s law professor, Muna Ndulo, has been named endowed chair at the University of Cornell Law School in the United States of America.

An endowed chair is a position permanently paid for with the revenue from an endowment fund specifically set up for that purpose.

Typically, the position is designated to be in a certain department and the donor might be allowed to name the position.

Prof Ndulo, internationally acclaimed for his scholarly works in constitutional law, was also recently honoured by the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.

Prof Ndulo has also been a director at the Institute for African Development for over a decade.

“The Institute for African Development is pleased to announce that Cornell University has named IAD Director and Professor of Law, Muna Ndulo, to an endowed chair in the Cornell Law School.

Professor Ndulo becomes the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of International and Comparative Law,” read the announcement.

And accepting the position in an interview with newsdayzambia.com, Prof Ndulo said:

“Becoming a chaired professor is a great honour and recognition for those of us in academia.  I am deeply grateful to Cornell University and to all those who have helped me reach such heights in the academic world.”