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Profile: Who is Dr. Pamela Tibihikirra, the new LDC Director?

By Executive Editor

The Management Committee, Law Development Centre (LDC), has confirmed the appointment of Dr. Pamela Tibihikirra Kalyegira as the Director, LDC.

Committee Chairperson, Hon. Justice Paul Kahaibale Mugamba (Rtd.) confirmed the appointment on Tuesday.

Tibihikirra replaces Frank Othembi, whose 12-year reign ended last week.

According to the LDC Management Committee, Dr. Tibihikirra’s proven leadership and transformative approach will undoubtedly steer the Law Development Center toward
greater success in legal education.

She brings to LDC a wealth of experience in legal education, training, and the administration of justice. She served in various capacities, for example: Dean, Faculty of Law, Uganda Christian University, Director Quality Assurance and Accreditation at the National Council for Higher Education and, most recently, Chairperson of the Uganda Law Reform Commission.
She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Makerere University, a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre, Master of Laws in Public International Law (Merit) from the London School of Economics and a Doctorate in Juridical Science (SJD) from Indiana University, Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, USA where she studied as a Fulbright Scholar. She She was enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda in 1999, and she has practiced commercial law in Uganda. She worked in the field of public international law with organizations in West and South Africa prior to embarking on an academic career. Dr. Tibihikirra is the recipient of the Best Female Academician Lawyer, Women in Law Awards, Uganda Law Society, 2016. She is part of the LDC family, having served as a member of the LDC Management Committee from 2010 to 2016.

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