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Zviko Chadambuka

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Fellow in Law, Business and Economics



Zviko Chadambuka is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law and Fellow in Law, Business and Economics at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law where he teaches and researches in property and contracts. He is also a Non-resident Research Fellow in Law at Yale Law School’s Center for Private law. Before joining Villanova Law, Chadambuka was a doctoral researcher at the University of Turin and a visiting researcher at Cornell Law School.

Chadambuka’s research is in property and administrative law. His work includes an analysis of the systemic equity implications of a classical economic conception of private property, as well as the extent to which this conception of private property still serves as an optimal or appropriate regulatory device in the internet age. More generally, he also seeks to study how technological advancements – particularly the advent of the internet age and the rapid progress in DNA technology – affect the law. In administrative law, Chadambuka studies how differences in political institutions affect the structure of the administrative state in different countries.

Chadambuka has presented his research at academic conferences worldwide. Before commencing his doctoral studies at the University of Turin, he obtained an LLM from the University of Illinois College of Law, an MSc in Finance (Economic Policy) from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and an LLBS from the University of Zimbabwe.

Chadambuka has worked as a public interest lawyer and as an Advocate at the Zimbabwe Bar. 

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Office: Rm 239, John F. Scarpa Hall
Phone: 610-519-7071
Fax: 610-519-6837

Courses and Seminars

  • Advanced Topics in Property Law
  • Contracts 


  • University of Turin, PhD in Comparative Institutions, Economics & Law
  • University of Illinois College of Law, LLM, High Honors
  • University of London (SOAS), MSc in Finance (Economic Policy), Distinction
  • University of Zimbabwe, LLBS