Siân Croxon, a consultant in DLA Piper’s London office, taught legal writing to law students at the University of Zambia in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia in 2014. Siân was part of a New Perimeter team of lawyers from DLA Piper, Boehringer Ingelheim and DLA Piper’s in-country local group firm, Chibesakunda & Co. Advocates, that delivered a weeklong training on legal writing and analysis skills to nearly 100 undergraduate law students.
Siân’s background in public speaking and years of experience running client training, small workshops and formal conferences on intellectual property topics helped her prepare for the intense work of teaching, mentoring, marking papers, listening and learning. In addition, her legal professional experience, research and drafting skills and client-friendly approach to communicating complicated legal issues were an asset on the New Perimeter Zambia project.
In DLA Piper’s London office, prior to her retirement as a full time partner, Siân was responsible for clients' trademark and intellectual property portfolios and helped to develop the firm's advertising practice. Her current attachment to the pro bono team has enabled her to continue to use that experience in some of the projects in which she is involved which has included a multi jurisdictional review of the law governing and regulating advertising and marketing to children for UNICEF.
“Siân is a wonderful teacher,” said Sara Andrews, Assistant Director of New Perimeter. "Her calm and patient demeanor coupled with her sense of humor made her a favorite amongst the Zambian law students."
The law, which I fell into by accident, has been good to me over the years and I am incredibly fortunate to have been given the opportunity to participate in and contribute to this project from which we hope the students will have gained something of real use to them in their current studies and future professional life.”
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Project NameTeaching at the University of Zambia School of Law