New Perimeter

Our Global Pro Bono Initiative

Teaching Legal Drafting in Tanzania

About our work

New Perimeter teamed with the International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP) and lawyers from General Electric to teach legal drafting to graduate law students at the Law School of Tanzania. The project was designed to impart critical drafting skills to law students and to help build capacity at the Law School. The two-week course included sessions on negotiating and drafting dispute resolution clauses, drafting for litigators, drafting sale and purchase agreements, loan agreements, joint venture agreements and general drafting techniques and principles.

Key deliverables

  • Developed and delivered a week-long course on legal drafting for Tanzanian graduate law students

Key facts

  • More than 1,300 students completed the course over a period of five years.
  • In-house counsel from General Electric collaborated on the project from 2012 through 2014.
  • In-house counsel from Barclay’s Bank participated in 2010 and 2011.
  • DLA Piper Group Focus firms, IMMMA Advocates and IKM in Kenya, participated in this project and delivered Africa-focused workshops on regional commercial and legal issues.
  • The legal training was carried out with the endorsement Tanzania’s Ministry of Justice.

I have learned how important it is to draft with precision and the effects. It will help me to know how to choose words in drafting.”

— Student, The Law School of Tanzania

Sound Legal Institutions

Location

Tanzania

Project dates

2010 - 2014

Program partners

  • The Law School of Tanzania
  • General Electric
  • ISLP

Featured lawyers

David Bamlango, Simon Boon

Program managers

Sara K. Andrews, Claire Donse