Law School in Malawi and Thomson Reuters


We visited the University of Malawi – Chancellor College Faculty of Law.  This Law School is the recipient of Law Books from Thomson Reuters through the Law and Democracy Project of Books for Africa.  We met with the Dean, Dr. Fidelis Edge Kanyongolo, who educated us on the student population and the need for learning materials and books.  

I was able to present a Black’s Law Dictionary to the Dean on behalf of Thomson Reuters.

Presenting Black's Law Dictionary to law School Dean in Malawi

Presenting Black's Law Dictionary to law School Dean in Malawi

The Dean mentioned that  Malawi gained  independence in 1964 and most recently in 1994 became a multiple party democracy.  This new democracy is in great need for attorneys and legal resources.    

Tammie with Malawi Law Students

Tammie with Malawi Law Students

It was so nice to chat with Law Students in Malawi. The current  first year Law School class is comprised of 72% men and 28% women.  We talked to students about their learning resources and they all talked about the need for law books, especially topical books like contracts, tort, and commerical, etc.  Currently they don’t have enough books to have their own, but need to share books in the library. The Law School has received funding to buy shelves and prepare a new library area to display the new Thomson Reuters books.

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