Name: Patricia Atim P’Odong

Professional Title: Assistant Lecturer and Senior Instructor

Affiliation: Public Interest Law Clinic, School of Law, Makerere University

Country: Uganda

Title of Presentation: Educating Lawyers for Social Justice: The Role of the University-Based Legal Clinic

Short Bio:
Ms Atim holds a Master of Laws in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and a Diploma in Legal Practice and Bachelor of Laws Degree from Makerere University. She is a duly enrolled racticing advocate of the Courts of Judicature in Uganda. She is currently an Assistant lecturer at the School of Law, Makerere University attached to the Department of Public and Comparative Law. In addition she is also the Senior Instructor at the Public Interest Law Clinic (PILAC), School of Law, Makerere University. Ms Atim’s professional interest is mainly in International and domestic human rights, Constitutional law, Family law, Children’s rights, Gender and disability studies, and Clinical Legal Education. She is currently also a member of the Board of Directors in the following organizations: Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI), Engineers for Green Action Africa (EGAA), and Human Rights Awareness.