Conference Presenter Profile

Victor Chimbwanda

Name: Victor Chimbwanda

Professional Title: Policy Dialogue and Projects Coordinator

Affiliation: Ghana Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (GIALS)

Country: Ghana

Title of Presentation(s):

  • Sending Students to Jail: Challenges and Best Practices for University Legal Clinics working in Detention Centers

Short Bio: I am currently conducting doctoral research on legal education in Africa. The research is an empirical evaluation and contextualization of skills teaching in African university law schools. Before embarking on an academic career in 2007, I practised law in Botswana and in England. I have taught law in Cyprus, England and in Ghana. My teaching areas are: Legal Writing & Research, Legal Methods & Systems, Clinical Legal Education, Legal Skills, Commercial and Corporate Law. I am currently the Policy Dialogue and Projects Coordinator at the Ghana Institute of Advanced Legal Studies which is affiliated to the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, which is also the institution where I am registered as a PhD student. In Ghana, I have helped establish clinical programmes at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology and also at Wisconsin International University College, Ghana.

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