New Perimeter

Our Global Pro Bono Initiative

Teaching at the University of Zambia School of Law

About our work

New Perimeter, in collaboration with lawyers from Boehringer Ingelheim, provides an intensive week-long seminar on legal writing and analysis to law students at the University of Zambia (UNZA) School of Law in Lusaka, Zambia. The course focuses on legal writing skills, including general principles of writing as well as instruction on how to research, formulate and support a strong legal argument. It emphasizes learning by doing, including active class participation and interactive exercises. The training module was developed by New Perimeter specifically for UNZA in response to particular needs expressed by the law faculty. 

Key deliverables

  • Deliver a week-long seminar on legal writing and analysis to law students at the University of Zambia in Lusaka, Zambia

Key facts

  • Approximately 525 UNZA students have been trained and completed this course.
  • In-house counsel from Boehringer Ingelheim have participated in the project in 2014-17.
  • DLA Piper Group Firm Chibesakunda & Co. Advocates has participated in the project since its inception.
  • In-house counsel from Stanbic Bank have participated for several years of the project.

I will use this training to write my assignments and exams in a better way than I did before. Because of this training, [the writing required] in my career as a lawyer will be as concise and precise as possible.”

— University of Zambia Law student

Not only has [this training] given me a great skill in communicating and writing but also having been taught by experienced lawyers has broadened my knowledge and I will extend this knowledge to other students.”

— University of Zambia Law student

Sound Legal Institutions

Location

Zambia

Project dates

2013 - Ongoing

Program partners

  • University of Zambia School of Law
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Chibesakunda & Co. Advocates

Featured lawyers

Janet Legrand, Siân Croxon

Program manager

Sara K. Andrews