Institute Of Legal Practice And Development

The establishment ( of this Institute was part of the implementation of the judicial reforms that the Government of Rwanda embarked on in 2004. To meet the demand for a legal workforce with enhanced skills, ILPD was assigned the task of providing the relevant training. Institute Of Legal Practice And Development is also located in Nyanza District, Southern Province. ILPD is more than eight years old, with many hundreds of lawyers, judges and prosecutors have attended its courses. It runs two major postgraduate Diplomas; on Legal practice (DLP) for judges, prosecutors and lawyers, and on Legislative Drafting (DLD) for government lawyers and others responsible for drafting.

Institute Of Legal Practice And Development Course

Institute Of Legal Practice And Development Postgraduate Programs

 A PostGraduate Diploma in Legal Practice(commonly referred to as DLP)  is a  9 months course designed to equip in service Advocates, prosecutors, judges, fresh law graduates and even court registrars with the necessary practical legal skills.

ILPD delivers a DLP programme in various modes:

  • Part time (evening), Executive, weekend programmes. These are currently being conducted in ccasi.
  • Weekend programme in Musanze (Northern province)
  • Full-time  and weekend programme in Nyanza main campus (Southern province).

Our trainees attend class together from module 1-6 and they are divided according to their ccasionstion starting with module 7-9. They are divided into classes of advocates,judges, court registrars and prosecutors.

Institute Of Legal Practice And Development enrolls to DLP programme fresh law graduate from universities, in service  legal practitioners who earlier along had no DLP .ILPD has been known for being a hub of attraction of trainees from Rwanda it self, Uganda, Kenya, Cameroon, Burundi, South sudan and many others are at all times welcomed.

This DLP training  is conducted on clinical basis and socratic methods. Our trainees are challenged with day to day scenarios in form of legal problems which they thoroughly research and attempt on in groups and individual assignments, moot courts are conducted every Thursday of the week  in order to achieve the level of  perfection in  court orall submissions and drafting court documents that we need in our students.

In carrying out weekly moot courts, a moot court room is specifically set apart for the purpose and is made a replica of an actual court. These moot court sessions are tailored on the basis of a hybrid Legal system, where common law and civil law principles and procedures are brought into play, in order to meet the demands of out trainees who are from both common law and civil law traditions. Roles are shared during sessions of moot court and some trainees stand in as courts registrars, clerks,judges and witnesses. This makes them get familiar with  the life of court, erodes the fear of speaking in public, strengthens oratory skills, exudes confidence and elevates a trainee to a level of a strong character.

ILPD on various ccasions during the DLP programme, it arranges study visits for trainees to selected areas as away of matching class work with reality. These study visits have previously been made to Rwanda Collection Services (prisons) especially those that are a home to international detainees, Rwanda Supreme and  High Courts, Law firms and genocide memorial sites.

Institute Of Legal Practice And Development COURSE CONTENT:

The course content is designed to  mentor heralds of law and justice as advocates, judges and prosecutors. This content split into modules and these include the following:

  • General Legal Culture
  • Interviewing and Negotiation
  • Civil and commercial transactions
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Contract Drafting and Principles of Legislative Drafting
  • The course of civil suit
  • Criminal Process
  • Practice management

The detailed syllabus and examination rules and policies for passing the Course are given to each student upon arrival at ILPD.

  • Short Courses Program:

Tailor made Courses

We want to help our customers find CLE programming that is timely, convenient and relevant to their interests and practice area.

The vast experience acquired by ILPD puts the Institute in an ideal position to develop almost any course in the fields of law. In order to ensure that the client derives maximum benefit from such training, our staff work closely with the organization to design a comprehensive package.

Listed below are some examples of tailor-made training courses that have been delivered by ILPD for its clients

  • Human Rights for Prisons Officers
  • Negotiation, Drafting, and Management of Contracts for Legal Advisors
  • Investigation techniques for Judicial Police and Prosecutors
  • Anti-Money Laundering for Financial institutions Officers
  • Administrative Law for District and Sector Executive Secretaries…

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