CALL FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT – TRANSACTIONAL LAW CLINIC PILOT PROJECT
The Department of Commercial Law at the School of Law Makerere University set out to innovate with teaching commercial law subjects and supporting indigent communities. Even though the term ‘innovation’ has continuously been associated with science-based learning and not the humanities, the Department set up a Transactional Law Clinic (“TLC”) pilot project in September 2019 to bring on board the use of clinical methods of teaching and learning commercial law subjects. In November, 2019, the pilot project received funding for one financial year from the Research and Innovation Fund Phase I (2019-2020). Designed as a three-year pilot project, it is hoped that the TLC pilot project will at once enhance the teaching of commercial law subjects to address the lived realities of indigent individuals; and provide a path to legal aid services for entrepreneurs emerging from these communities.