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A Tradition of Legal Excellence

Message form the Chairperson


LDC as an institution is not a market place neither is quality legal education and training traded on demand and supply as any other commodity. Thus our training is socially, economically and globally relevant for the proper dispensation of justice.

As we grapple with the challenges brought about by globalisation, we have put in place measures to ensure that we train lawyers of the 21st century to suit the demands of the clientele such as incorporation of ICT in our training and continuous review of the curriculum to suit the demands of the clients.

As you join this great institution, we are committed to equipping you with  potential that will not only enable you to gain legal knowledge but also have courage to fight for justice and fairness to ensure that there is access to justice for all.

We are certain that at the completion of your respective courses, you will be able to practice the profession with the highest ethical standards in order to fulfill the mission of LDC and reinforce faith in the Rule of Law.

Welcome to the Law Development Centre.

Our Motto

“A Tradition of Legal Excellence”

Who We Are

Who We Are

LDC as an institution is not a market place neither is quality legal education and training traded on demand and supply as any other commodity. Thus our training is socially, economically and globally relevant for the proper dispensation of justice.

As we grapple with the challenges brought about by globalization, we have put in place measures to ensure that we train lawyers of the 21st century to suit the demands of the clientele such as incorporation of ICT in our training and continuous review of the curriculum to suit the demands of the clients.

As you join this great institution, we are committed to equipping you with potential that will not only enable you to gain legal knowledge but also have courage to fight for justice and fairness to ensure that there is access to justice for all.

We are certain that at the completion of your respective courses, you will be able to practice the profession with the highest ethical standards in order to fulfill the mission of LDC and reinforce faith in the Rule of Law.

 

Mandate, Mission, Vision and Core Values

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Mandate

To provide legal education to lawyers and non-lawyers, undertake research in topical legal issues, contribute to legal reforms, produce legal publications, teaching materials and law reports, and also provide community legal services.

Mission

To promote the rule of law and access to justice through professional legal training, research, and advocacy to legal practitioners, policy makers and the public.

Vision

To be the leading Centre for professional legal training and facilitate access to justice.

Core Values
  • Professional integrity
  • Quality service delivery
  • Good governance
  • Continuous improvement

Strategic Objectives

  • To provide accessible legal training that is relevant and responsive to the needs of the labour market.
  • To develop and implement strategies to fund 100% of LDC’s annual budget.
  • To develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure good governance and quality service delivery.
  • To improve quality and efficiency through integration of ICT services and systems in all processes.
  • To provide legal aid to the indigent and vulnerable persons in society.
  • To establish LDC as the leading resource for legal publications in Uganda.

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Functions of LDC

The functions of the Centre as stipulated under the LDC Act are as follows:

  • Organizing and conducting courses of instruction for the acquisition of legal knowledge, professional skill and experience by persons intending to practice as attorneys in subjects which shall have been determined by the Law Council under the provisions of any law in force.

  • Organizing and conducting courses for magistrates and for persons provisionally selected for appointment as such.

  • Organizing and conducting training courses for officers of the Government and members of the Armed Forces of Uganda with a view to promoting a better understanding of the law.

  • Organizing and conducting courses for officers and personnel of courts with a view to improving their efficiency.

  • Assisting any commissioner who may be appointed in the preparation and publication of a revised edition of the Laws of Uganda.

  • Assisting in the preparation of reprints of Acts of Parliament in accordance with any law for the time being in force.
  • Assisting the Law Reform Commission in the performance of its functions.

  • Undertaking research into any branch of the law.

  • Holding seminars and conferences on legal matters.

  • Collecting, compiling, analyzing and abstracting statistical information on legal and related matters.

  • To provide legal aid to the indigent and vulnerable persons in society.

  • Assisting in the provision of legal aid and advice to indigent litigants and accused persons in accordance with any law for the time being in force.

  • Compiling, editing and publishing law reports for Uganda.

  • Organizing and conducting courses in legislative drafting.

Management Committee

Justice (Rtd) Paul Kahaibale Mugamba

Chairperson

Ms. Joanita Bushara

ADVOCATE

Mr. Simon Peter Kinobe

ADVOCATE

Ms. Irene Lugayizi

COMMISSIONER, SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION. REPRESENTING THE SOLICITOR GENERAL, MINISTRY OF JUSTICE & CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS

Mr. John Patrick Adar

ADVOCATE

Mr. Mukwatampola Muzamil

COMMISSIONER ADMINISTRATION, SCHOLARSHIP AND STUDENT AFFAIRS, REPRESENTING THE PERMANENT SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & SPORTS

Prof. Ronald Naluwairo

PRINCIPAL, SCHOOL OF LAW MAKERERE UNIVERSITY

Mr. Frank Nigel Othembi

DIRECTOR

Mr. Lukyamuzi Hamis Ddungu

SECRETARY

Message form the Director


LDC as an institution is not a market place neither is quality legal education and training traded on demand and supply as any other commodity. Thus our training is socially, economically and globally relevant for the proper dispensation of justice.

As we grapple with the challenges brought about by globalisation, we have put in place measures to ensure that we train lawyers of the 21st century to suit the demands of the clientele such as incorporation of ICT in our training and continuous review of the curriculum to suit the demands of the clients.

As you join this great institution, we are committed to equipping you with  potential that will not only enable you to gain legal knowledge but also have courage to fight for justice and fairness to ensure that there is access to justice for all.

We are certain that at the completion of your respective courses, you will be able to practice the profession with the highest ethical standards in order to fulfill the mission of LDC and reinforce faith in the Rule of Law.

Welcome to the Law Development Centre.

Senior Management Team

Mr. Frank Nigel Othembi

DIRECTOR

Mr. Lukyamuzi Hamis Ddungu

SECRETARY

Ms. Racheal Lubowa

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - MBARARA CAMPUS

Mr. Sylvester Henry Wambuga

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - KAMPALA CAMPUS

Mr. Herbert Walusimbi

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - LIRA CAMPUS

Mrs. Joy Badebye

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT FINANCE AND PLANNING

Mrs. Annette Karungi Mutabingwa

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT POST GRADUATE LEGAL STUDIES & LEGAL AID

Ms. Stephanie Lukwanzi

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

Mr. Precious Beinga Ngabirano

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT LAW & CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

Mr. Joseph Semugabi

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT LIBRARY

Mr. Paul Mukiibi

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT, LAW REPORTING, RESEARCH & LAW REFORM

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