Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies
at the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law in cooperation with the University of Bayreuth

TGCL Study trip to Arusha

In March 2016 the TGCL organised a one-week study trip for its students to Arusha, Tanzania. This town is also considered the ‘capital’ of East Africa as it hosts the headquarters of the East African Community, among other international institutions.

14 LLM students and one PhD student participated in this excursion which enabled them to deepen their knowledge about East African legal institutions. The students gained an impression of the operating mode and the range of activities of various legal institutions in the East African context as well as on the implementation of East African Community Law in practice.

The institutions visited include the Secretariat of the East African Community and the East Africa Law Society. One of the highlights of the study trip was a visit to the East African Court of Justice (EACJ). After welcoming the group, the President of the Court, Hon. Dr. Emanuel Ugirashebuja, gave an overview on some landmark decisions by the EACJ and was also open for an intensive discussion with the TGCL students on current issues of East African Community law.

It is the goal of the TGCL to teach our students not only in the classroom, but also to give them opportunities for interaction with the legal practice. Such study trips and the TGCL Autumn University in Germany and Belgium are important pillars to achieve this goal.


TGCL Students in the EACJ Library