Florence Shu-Acquaye

Florence Shu-Acquaye

Professor of Law


J.S.D., Stanford Law School, 1996
LL.M., Harvard Law School, 1992
LL.B., Honors University of Yaounde, 1984

Florence Shu-Acquaye is a Professor of law and a faculty member of the law center since 2000. She currently teaches Business Entities, Contracts, UCC: Sales, International Sales of Goods & Arbitration, Negotiable Instruments, and Comparative Corporate Governance. She also teaches in the Master’s in Health Law program (M.HL), where she has supervised over 35 student papers on various topics. In addition, she has developed and taught a course in the Master’s in Education Law (M.S. Ed.L). Professor Shu-Acquaye holds an LL.B and Maitrise (post-graduate diploma) (both with honors) from the University of Yaoundé, an LL.M from Harvard Law School, and a J.S.M and a J.S.D from Stanford Law School. While on sabbatical in the fall of 2006, she worked in Cameroon with the Society for Women and AIDS in Africa (SWAA), an African organization dedicated to addressing the problems faced by women with HIV/AIDS. Examples of her activities during her stay include: reviewing a proposed Model Law on STD/HIV/AIDS for West and Central Africa; reviewing an “Avant Projet de Loi Fixant Les Droits et Obligations Des Personnes Vivant avec Le VIH/SIDA” (proposed Law on the Rights and Obligations of Persons living with HIV/AIDS); reviewing, with recommendations, the implementation of some articles of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in Cameroon. Based on these experiences, she then co-authored the book,“Women, the Law and HIV/AIDS: A Conundrum for the Legislature in Africa?"( Vandeplas Publishing (2008)), which further underscored her desire to draw attention to the epidemic in Africa. Professor Shu-Acquaye was a recipient of the In Focus magazine’s Quiet Storm Achievement Award on August 25, 2007, for her work with the Society for Women and AIDS in Africa. The following month this achievement was acknowledged and praised in a personal letter from the Supreme Court of Florida. She is a member of the board of directors for several organizations, including: the International Advisory Board of the Global Network for Good Governance (GNGG); the NSU Inter-American Human Rights Center; and the Community Hope Center of Fort Lauderdale. She is also an International Editorial Advisory Board member for the BIAC Journal of Business, Management and Training, a publication of the Botswana Institute of Administration and Commerce. Professor Shu-Acquaye is a member of the American Bar Association, Business and International Law Divisions, the Corporate Governance Committee, as well as a member of the International Developments in Corporate Governance Committee. She has several scholarly publications and has given presentations on a variety of topics at conferences and workshops.

Areas of Interest

  • Human Rights
  • International Trade Law
  • Women and the Law
  • Women with HIV/AIDS

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