In order to enrich the student’s theoretical knowledge and practice which is one of the core objectives of the PILAC programme, it was decided that guest lecturers who are persons with practical expertise in the key thematic areas taught in the course be identified and invited to lecture and enhance the knowledge of both students and staff especially from the practical perspective.

During the inaugural class, PILAC hosted a number of guest lecturers. They included:

Subject: Client Interviewing

  • Eunice Owiny ,  Head of Legal and Psychosocial Department, Refugee Law Project

 Subject: Human Rights Aspects of Proposed Petroleum Laws

  • Peter Veit, Carole Excell and Kenneth Kakuru – World Resources Institute

 Subject: Legislative Advocacy

  • Stephen Oola, Head of Research, Refugee Law Project

 Subject: Situation of Indigenous Peoples    

  • Pheninah Zenika - Programme officer, United Organisation For Batwa Development in Uganda (UOBDU)    

 Subject: Human Rights Fact-finding

  • James Nkuubi, Programme Office, Human Rights Network-Uganda (HURINET-U)

Subject: Issues of Transparency in Uganda’s Oil Sector

  • Godbar Tumushabe – Director, Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment

Subject: Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • John Arutu, Head of Mediation, High Court of Uganda, Commercial Division

Subject: Minority Rights

  • Francis Tumwesigye, Legal Officer , Human Rights Awareness and Promotional Forum (HRAPF)

Subject: Strategic Impact Litigation

  • Bernard Duhaime, Professor, University of Quebec in Montreal (Canada)

 Subject: Street law/Legal Literacy for Poor Communities

  • David McQuoid-Mason, Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal (SA)