School of Law Profile

The graduates develop the knowledge to assess, analyse, interpret and apply the law to legal problems of their clients and society in general. Law is a practical science and as such students are taught the historical, comparative and jurisprudential background that is essential for a thorough and critical understanding of law and legal as well as political institutions.

The school is set to become the leading centre in the country for paralegal and graduate studies in law when these programmes are operationalized in the course of 2017. The School of Law is adding the following programmes to its LLB and Graduate Programme in Criminal Justice Studies: BA in Paralegal Studies; Diploma in Paralegal Studies; MA in Legal Studies; LLM and PhD. The entry requirements and study periods are the same as in equivalent programmes for that level of study. The provision of Legal Services for the majority of the population are in short supply and paralegal graduates will fulfill this demand. Zambia is in short supply of legal scholars with LLM and PhDs and ZAOU School of Law is aiming at supplying the demand in legal scholars to teach in our expanding and exploding law schools and graduate programmes.

Mode of Delivery

The school offer distance learning, full time and part time classes. Study Guides and face- to – face lectures and tutorials are also offered during Residential Schools. Residential schools are compulsory and a register of attendance shall be signed by every student and kept by the lecturer for every lecture delivered. In addition to Study Guides and face – to – face sessions ZAOU has introduced the Moodle e-learning platform through which students will:

  • Assess their own learning by obtaining feedback using formative online learning activities.
  • Explore ideas and develop and sharpen intellectual arguments by sharing with peers via online discussions and interaction.
  • Interact with lecturers and tutors

The Directorate of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) of the University will provide training in the use of Moodle to students who may need it.

Academic Members of Staff

Full Time

  • Dr F M Ng’andu, LLB (UNZA), LLM (New York), Phd (London)
  • Dr. Munyonzwe Hamalengwa, BA (Hons. York University, Toronto); MA (Int’l affairs, Carleton, Ottawa); Grad. Legal St.(Int’l Trade Law, Antioch, Wash.DC); JD(Osgoode Hall Law School, York, Toronto); LLM (Osgoode Hall Law School); PhD (Law, Osgoode)
  • Dr. Francis Musonda
  • Mr B K Mwalongo, LLB (UNZA), MIP (Franklin Pierce Law Center, Now New Hampshire University) – (Concord)
  • Mr S E Kulusika,   LLB (Khartoum), LLM (Leipzig)
  • Judge (Rtd) K C Chanda, LLB (UNZA), LLM (London)
  • Mr Mulenga Besa, LLB, LLM (London)
  • Mr M S Katolo, LLB, LLM (UNZA)
  • Ms G Miti, LLB, LLM (University of Western Cape, SA).

Part Time

  • Mr S Watae, LLB, LLM (UNZA)
  • Mr R Mungole, LLB, LLM (UNZA),
  • Mr F Sichone, LLB, LLM (UNZA)
  • Mr G Lyempe LLB, LLM (Zimbabwe)
  • Mr J Chitengi LLB (UNZA), LLM (Germany)


  • Mr J Kayula, LLB (UNZA)
  • Mr G K Mwewa,   LLB (UNZA)
  • Mr M Mushota, LLB (UNZA)
  • Mr A Muhila, LLB (UNZA)
  • Mrs. Samakayi, LLB (UNZA)
  • Mr K Sifayaki   LLB (UNZA),
  • Mr D Mwinamo LLB (UNZA)

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