Finley Y. Karngar
Finley Y. Karngar is Property Law Assistant Professor and Deputy Chairperson of the Law Journal Faculty Committee and a member of the Moot Court Committee. His current work focuses on Legal Research and Writing, economic, social and moral rights (in particularly intellectual property); transitional justice, and public interest advocacy. He is an expert on Intellectual Property Law, having authored more than two articles on IP related subjects. His writing has been published in scholarly journals including the IP Masters (http://ip-masters.com/research/karngar-2011.pdf) online law journal and the World Intellectual Property publication (WIPO publication, no. 797/10).
Professor Karngar serves as lead counsel in Peter Jomah vs the Lone Star/MTN et al, an ongoing suit against a major communications corporation for copyright and traditional culture expression infringements.
Over the last 20 years, Prof. Karngar been involved in the development field. He has both policy fluency and field operation experience and have worked in range of sectors, including program, finance, law, advocacy and administration. Cross-cutting experience includes the integration of rules and procedures into other sectors, with focus on social services development, fragility and conflict, and gender and women’s empowerment. He also worked as Legal Advisor with the United States Agency for International Development Liberia office Democracy and Governance Office and served as Legal Aid Officer for the Foundation for International Dignity, a right-based organization.
Karngar’s research interest is in law, culture and development, particularly the preservation, use and advancement of culture practices to promote the economic and social well-beings of the individuals and communities.
BBA, African Methodist Episcopal University (2001)
LL.B, University of Liberia (2009)
LL.M, Turin University (Italy) (2011)