African Law Schools Project
The African Law Schools Project promotes capacity-building in international law and African Union law education and research by providing hard copies of the African Law Series to law schools in Africa to address the limited resources available for teaching and studying African Union law and to bridge the digital divide that exists in many African countries.
The African Union has noted with concern that less than 20% of Africans are online and that the average cost of fixed line and mobile internet exceeds 50% of average per capita income (Assembly/AU/Decl.3 (XXX)).
The pilot project was initiated in June and completed in August 2023 with the printing of books in Arusha and shipment to law schools in Botswana, Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
The successful completion of the pilot project in such a short period of time demonstrates the value and the viability of the project that is based on building local capacity for providing the international law and African Union law education needed for the development of Africa and the achievement of the goals of the African Union.
Law schools are invited to express their interest in participating in the African Law Schools Project by sending an email to [email protected]
The continuation of this project is dependent on additional funding.
Donors are invited to express their interest in supporting the African Law Schools Project by sending an email to [email protected]
List of Law Faculties for the pilot project
University of Botswana
Université du Burundi
Université du Lac Tanganyika
Université Martin Luther King
University of Addis Ababa
University of Ghana
National University of Lesotho
University of Malawi
University of Lagos
University of Dar Es Salaam
Saint Augustine University
University of Zambia