Rwanda s Law school sets education excellence
The Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD) in Nyanza district is set to produce quality and skilled personnel in the legal practice, says the Insititute’s Rector Prof. Nick Johnson.
The law school is the first of its kind in Rwanda and was opened by President Paul Kagame in 2008 and so far has produced a batch of law practitioners that has impressed the Supreme Court, prosecution office and the Bar Association.
The Chief, Prof Sam Rugege, says that the school’s infrastructure and human resource will enable the country to produce potential legal practitioners.
“The school has so far produced good legal experts and the government plans on increasing more facilities and structures to the institute so as to promote the legal practice careers and products of the school.” Rugege said during the opening of the 2012 school year cycle.
At least 42 lawyers, judges and prosecutors, will attend a nine month legal education syllabus in 2012.
The students believe that the education acquired will improve their professional careers and are set to put the facilities into maximum use. “This education opportunity will benefit our profession and practice- to become better legal experts and improve the justice system in Rwanda” said Alexandre Kayisinga, the students’ representative.
The school established as center for training both local and international legal experts to development the legal systems and practice in the region.