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Jacquelene Mwangi
S.J.D. Candidate

Graduate Program Fellow, LL.M Advisor
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Technology, Culture and Politics

Fields of Research and Supervisors

  • Law & Innovation with Professor Ruth Okediji, Harvard Law School, Principal Faculty Supervisor
  • Law in Economic Thought & Development with Professor Duncan Kennedy, Harvard Law School
  • Political Economy of Technology & Social Innovation with Professor Yochai Benkler, Harvard Law School

Additional Research Interests

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Law and Technology
  • Science, Technology & Society
  • Law and Political Economy
  • Constitutional Law


  • Harvard Law School, S.J.D. Candidate, 2019- Present
  • Harvard Law School, LL.M. 2018
  • Kenyatta University School of Law, Kenya, LL.B. 2015

Academic Appointments and Fellowships

  • Harvard Law School, 2019-2020, Graduate Program Fellow, LL.M Advisor
  • Harvard Law School, 2017-2018, Visiting Researcher & Graduate Program Fellow

Representative Publications

  • James Gathii & Jacquelene Mwangi, The African Court of Human & People’s Rights as an Opportunity Structure, in Redefining International Court Success: The Case of Africa’s International Courts (James Gathii ed.) OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS (forthcoming 2020).
  • Jacquelene Mwangi, Case note, Supreme Court of Kenya Death Penalty decision, Francis Karioko Muruatetu v. Republic, 112(4) AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 707-713 (2018).
  • Mwangi & Rutenberg, Do Patents & Utility Models Encourage Innovation in Kenya12(3) JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & PRACTICE, 206–215 (2017).
  • Jacquelene Mwangi, Jeremy de Beer et al, A Framework for Assessing Technology Hubs in Africa, 6(2) NYU JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & ENTERTAINMENT LAW (2017).

Additional Information

  • Languages: English, Swahili, French (Beginner)
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya

Last Updated: October 30, 2019