Olivia Lwabukuna

Olivia Lwabukuna is a law and policy specialist with experience working in sub-Saharan Africa, specifically Eastern, Western and Southern Africa. As a Tanzanian lawyer and advocate of the High Court of Tanzania, she has worked within professional, policy research and academic roles in South Africa, Tanzania, Swaziland, Kenya, Nigeria and the United Kingdom. Her expertise lies in law, governance and development. She possesses a Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degree in law and various development certificates. Her research focus is on the role of law in development processes within Africa.  Olivia is currently based in the School of law at SOAS University of  London where she has convened and taught on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules including International Law, Foundations of Human Rights Law, Research Methods in Law, Legal Systems of Asia and Africa and Law and Development in Africa. She is also the deputy editor of the Journal of African Law (Cambridge).

Associate member
School of Oriental and African Studies