University of Cape Coast

Dr. Elijah Tukwariba Yin is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law, where he teaches Legal Research, Jurisprudence, Philosophical Foundations of Law, Critical Thinking in Law, and Introduction to Sociology.

Dr. Yin has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the University of Law in the United Kingdom, and an International Master's in Sociology of Law from the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law (IISL) of the Faculty of Law of the University of the Basque Country in Spain, in collaboration with the University of Milan in Italy. He earned his Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Unicaf University in Zambia and his Ph.D. from the UCC.

Dr. Yin is an alumnus of the Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) at Harvard Law School; a scholarship award recipient for the Scholars Writing Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand (2018), and the Global Scholars Academy in Geneva, Switzerland (2020). Dr. Yin is also a scholarship recipient for the Accra Socio-Legal Writing Workshop organised by Cardiff Law and Global Justice and the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Ghana Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in Accra, Ghana (2018). Dr. Yin has won research grants from notable research directorates and institutions, namely the Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy of the UCC, the School of Law of the University of Ghana, etc.

Dr. Yin’s academic and research interests include criminology and criminal law, legal theory, comparative legal culture, international human rights law, sociology of law, civil justice and housing law, corporate law and governance, multicultural constitutionalism, environmental justice, and socio-legal research methods.

Dr. Yin is a member of the Law and Society Association and the Institute for Global Law and Policy Network at Harvard Law School, all in the USA. He is also a member of the Onati Community in Spain.

Dr. Yin has authored three (3) books, five (5) book chapters, and twelve (12) journal articles. 

Outside of his academic role, he enjoys swimming and listening to hymns and songs by Elvis Presley and Joseph Hill. 

Favourite Quotation: "Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters" (Margaret Peters)