Dr. Getachew is an attorney at law and consultant with 20 years of experience in teaching and research; legal advisory works and legal drafting; consultancy and legal practice. Getachew has advised, consulted and represented numerous local and international governmental and non-governmental organizations, including the Federal Supreme Court of Ethiopia, the Ministry of Education of Ethiopia, the Ministry of Federal Affairs, House of Federation (Ethiopia), African Child Policy Forum, IGAD, the World Bank, and UNHCR. He has also served on arbitration panels as an arbitrator.Read More
Dr. Getachew has been teaching law at the Law School of Addis Ababa University (AAU) since 2003. Since 2014, he has been teaching in the graduate programs of the University as an associate professor of law. He also served as Associate Dean for Graduate Program of the Law School and Interim Dean of the College of Law and Governance Studies (AAU). He is the author of numerous publications published in many refereed national and foreign academic journals including the American Journal of Comparative Law.
He holds LLB Degree (with Distinction) from Addis Ababa University; LLM in International Transactions and Comparative Law from the University of San Francisco, USA; Diploma in the International Protection of Human Rights from Abo/Turku University, Finland; and PhD in Constitutional and Comparative Law from the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Dr. Getachew’s areas of legal practice include contracts, constitutional litigation, labour law, commercial arbitration, intellectual property, civil society law, sports and entertainment law, and mining and energy.