PROFILE: Who is Dr Pamela Kalyegira, the new LDC Director?

She replaces Frank Nigel Othembi whose tenure ended in April 2024 , having served in that position for 12 years.

The Law Development Center (LDC) , announced Dr. Pamela Tibihikirra Kalyegira as the new Director for center replacing Frank Nigel Othembi whose tenure ended in April 2024 , having served in that position for 12 years.

According to the official communication issued on Tuesday, March 7, 2024  by Justice Paul Kahaibale Mugamba, the Chairperson of LDC Management Committee, they appreciated Othembi’s contribution to the growth and development of LDC as they wished him well in the pursuit of his professional career.

“Dr. Tibihikirra’s proven leadership and transformative approach will undoubtedly steer the Law Development Centre toward greater success in legal education. We have full confidence in her ability to drive innovation and expand our vision and mission.”

Mugamba pointed out that Tibihikira’s appointment, brings to LDC a wealth of experience in legal education, training and administration of justice since she served a number of reputable organizations in various capacities.

About Tibihikira

She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Makerere University, 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 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.

She served as a member of the LDC Management Committee from 2010 to 2016.

Tebihikirra also served as a Dean, Faculty of Law Uganda Christian University, Director Quality Assurance and Accreditation at the National Council for Higher Education and most recently, Chairperson of Uganda Law Reform Commission.

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