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Public Interest Law Clinic

Kampala, Uganda
Joined June 2016


Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Family, Generalist Legal Services

The Public Interest Law Clinic (PILAC) was set up in January 2012, becoming the premier university based law clinic in Uganda. It was born out of the need to re-engineer the training of law students by incorporating elements in the curriculum that equip students with public interest lawyering skills. PILAC is one of the centres at the School of Law, Makerere University committed to creating a new cadre of lawyers able to promote and protect the rights of the indigent and vulnerable members of the community. PILAC’s vision is a legal profession alive to the social justice needs of the vulnerable. Its mission is to promote social justice through legal education, research, legal aid, public interest litigation and building strategic partnerships. Among others its activities include: Clinical Legal Education, Legal Aid and Community Law program and mobile clinic.

People Associated With This Organization

JACINTAH AKINO

Uganda  
Public Interest Law Clinic (Unverified)
Joined July 2019
Interests: Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Health
I am passionate about human rights advocacy and access to justice.

John Mary Vianney Kimuraheebwe

Uganda  
Public Interest Law Clinic (Unverified)
Joined March 2018
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Education, Family, Gender-based violence, Governance, Labor & Employment, Women's Rights
My name is John Mary, I am a lawyer by training and an advocate from Uganda. I work with a University Law Clinic in Makerere University called Public Interest Law Clinic. My work involves working with students of law from the university by linking them to communities affected by the law through provision of legal aid, research and conducting legal awareness in slum communities and prisons. We also review bills of law before they are passed into law by parliament to ensure compliance with human rights standards and whether they are alive to the social justice needs of minorities and indigent persons. by joining this platform i hope to share experiences about best practices from my country and to learn from other countries and to share jurisprudence to build on what we have in Uganda.

Kange Veronica

Uganda  
Public Interest Law Clinic (Unverified)
Joined May 2017
Interests: Economic Empowerment
I am a female Ugandan citizen working with Public Interest Law Clinic, a Non Government Organization based in Kampala. Some of our activities include legal empowerment of selected communities and offering free legal Aid services to deserving candidates. I hope to learn creative ways of handling the various legal issues and of course having meaningful conversations with like minds.

Sandra Oryema

Uganda  
Public Interest Law Clinic
Joined June 2016
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Family, Generalist Legal Services, Governance
I am pursuing a Master in Leadership and Governance, at Makerere University Business School Kampala, Uganda. I have a Post-graduate diploma, Legal Practice, Law Development Center, Kampala, Uganda and a LL.B. (Hons), Law, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. I am a very passionate advocate for the protection of the rights of refugees, internally displaced persons, returnees and urban poor communities in Northern Uganda and Kampala. I have ten years experience as a practicing Advocate providing legal aid services to vulnerable communities in Uganda. A proven and accomplished advocate in the area of land, housing and property rights protection, Human rights, research, training and capacity building of local leaders, alternative dispute resolution, litigation and community mobilization. I am looking for a network that can broaden my experience to expose me to other countries so that I can learn more from them and share my experiences
Sandra Oryema is the network champion (main point of contact) for Public Interest Law Clinic.

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