Students in the Faculty of Law are mentored to become efficient and trustworthy lawyers and legal practitioners. Hence, in order to orient our students in various legal skills and professional ethics, students in our faculty have established their own law society which is the forum for professional exchange of ideas and legal practice. This is known as Mzumbe University Law Students Association (MULASA).
Through MULASA students engage in academic paper presentations, legal aid activities, moot court competitions and other professional practices. The Faculty offers close support to students in running their activities to ensure that whatever they do is within the professional requirements and skills.
The Faculty of Law thrives under the esteemed leadership of Our Dean, Professor Cyricus SM Binamungu supported with four Heads of Department. Our departments constitute the Department of Civil & Criminal Law, Department of Constitutional & Administrative Law, Department of International Law and Department of Economic Law.
The Faculty of Law was established in 2002 one year after the former Institute of Development Management (IDM-Mzumbe) was transformed into Mzumbe University. However, the teaching of law began in 1963. Since its establishment, the Faculty has enjoyed honour of producing highly qualified graduates who have held distinctive positions in the bench as well as managing some of the leading law firms in the country. The faculty runs different programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate. For undergraduate, the faculty offers certificate in law, diploma in law and bachelor of laws programmes. For postgraduate, it offers master of laws and PhD programmes. These programmes are offered by the faculty of Law at Mzumbe University main campus in Morogoro and Mzumbe University-Mbeya Campus in Mbeya.
The Faculty of Law, has over 50 academic staff, specialized in diverse areas of law, including, Criminal Justice, Civil Law, Commercial Law, ICT Law, Employment Law, Land Law, Family Law, International Law, Human Rights, Constitutional & Administrative Law, Evidence and Civil Procedure, Intellectual property and International Trade.
Hon. Antony Mavunde, Deputy Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office responsible for Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Employment, Youth and the Disabled.
Hon. Mavunde graduated his LL.B from Mzumbe University in 2007.
Tanzania High Commissioner for Nairobi
Dr. Chana graduated her PhD in Law from Mzumbe University in 2013.
Judge of the High Court of Tanzania
Judge Opiyo graduated her PhD at Mzumbe University in 2010. She exceptionally served as the Dean of the Faculty of Law (2011-2014).