Zvikomborero Chadambuka

Zvikomborero Chadambuka

Assistant Professor of Law

Zvikomborero Chadambuka

  • Biography

    Coming to Wayne Law from a position as visiting assistant professor at Villanova University School of Law after a fellowship at Yale Law School, Zviko Chadambuka studies law and technology, with his most recent work studying how Western models of private property work (and sometimes do not work) in the modern digital age. A law graduate of the University of Zimbabwe, he received a LL.M. degree from the University of Illinois College of Law, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Institutions from the University of Turin in Italy. 

  • Degrees and Certifications

    Ph.D., University of Turin
    LL.M., University of Illinois College of Law, with high honors
    M.S., School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, with distinction
    LL.B., University of Zimbabwe


  • Areas of Research

     Property, Contracts, Comparative law, Human rights, Law & technology

  • Publications of Note

    • Book chapter — Is Commodity Private Property Inherently Regressive? in The Inframarginal Revolution: Markets as Wealth Distributors (Ramsi Woodcock, Ed.; Cambridge University Press) (forthcoming)

    • Book chapter — The Informal Economy and the First 100 days of Pandemic Policy in Zimbabwe in The First 100 Days of COVID-19 (Aleksandar Stojanovic, Luisa Scarcella & Christina Mosalagae, Eds.; Palgrave-MacMillan) (forthcoming)

    • Book — The Legal Framework for Public Loan Contraction & Debt Management in Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD)) (2009)

    Communication & participation deficits in Zimbabwe’s covid-19 response, JURIST (2020)

    • Serious offences & the right to trial within a reasonable time, 9 Essex Human Rights Review (2012)

    • Urban governance: Lessons from the human rights discourse, World Human Rights Cities Forum Conference report (2012)

    • Defining human rights, Newsletter: Legal Resources Foundation (Zambia) (Sept. 2007)

  • Accomplishments

    University of Turin PhD scholarship, 2017-2020

    • CALI Awards for highest grade in Property law, Administrative law, Introduction to US law: The legal profession, Constitutional law and Torts, University of Illinois College of Law, 2014-2015

    • Aggarwal and College of Law merit scholarships, University of Illinois College of Law, 2014-2015

    • 1st Prize Winner of the 2012 Gwangju City Mayor’s Award in the Global Human Rights Essay Contest on the Human Rights City hosted by the Korea Human Rights Foundation and the Metropolitan City of Gwangju, South Korea, May 2012

    • 1st Prize Winner of the Junior Faculty/Graduate Student/Policy Writer (Foreign-Based) Category in the 2011 International Sound Money Essay Contest hosted by the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, USA, Feb 2011

    • Selected to be sponsored delegate to Irmgard Coninx Stiftung seminar series on the ‘Urban Planet’ June 2008, Berlin, Germany

    • Sponsored delegate to Irmgard Coninx Stiftung seminar series on ‘Population Politics and Human Rights’ 15-20 Feb 2007, Berlin, Germany 

  • Courses taught by Zvikomborero Chadambuka