Department of Public Law
Head of Department

Dr. Sangwani Patrick Ng’ambi joined the School of Law in October 2008. He specialises in International Investment Law, International Trade Law, Contracts and Torts. At present he also serves as Chief Editor of the Zambia Law Journal. Prior to this, he served as Assistant Dean (Undergraduate) and Assistant Dean (Research).
He holds Bachelor of Laws degree (L.L.B.) from De Montfort University, a Master of Laws Degree from Cornell University. In addition, he holds Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree from the University of Leicester, where he was a Commonwealth Scholar. Dr. Ng’ambi qualified as an Advocate of the High Court of Zambia in June 2017. 



  • (2018) Understanding Contract Law in Zambia. Cape Town: Juta. 
  • (2017) Understanding Investment Law in Zamia. Cape Town: Juta. 
  • (2015) Resource Nationalism in International Investment Law. London: Routledge.    
  • (2011) Mvunga & Ng’ambi on Torts. Lusaka: University of Zambia Press. 
  • (2010) Mvunga, Malila and Ng’ambi on Contracts. Lusaka: University of Zambia Press. 


  • (2015) “Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources and the Sanctity of Contracts, from the Angle of Lucrum Cessans” 12 Loyola University Chicago School of Law International Law Review 153
  • (2015) “Efficient and Flexible: The Case for Renegotiation Clauses in Concession Agreements” Zambia Law Journal 45 
  • (2015) “On Pacta Sunt Servanda and the Right to Nationalize” Legality Student Law Journal 
  • (2012) “The Effect of Stabilization Clauses in Concession Agreements” 42 Zambia Law Journal 57 
  • (2011) “Parody and Freedom of Speech in the Republic of Zambia” 41 Zambia Law Journal 1
  • (2010) “Stabilisation Clauses and the Zambian Windfall Tax” 1 Zambia Social Science Journal 107
  • (2009) “Waterboarding: An Unnecessary Evil?” 40 Zambia Law Journal 67
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