Department of Private Law
Lecturer
Biography

Academic Qualifications:

  • JSD (Cornell), LLM (Cornell), 
  • LLB (Cape Town), AHCZ, 
  • Attorney-at-Law (New York State Bar)

Tinenenji Banda is a Lecturer in the Private Law Department of the University of Zambia and currently serves as Assistant Dean for undergraduate studies in the School of Law. A dual-qualified attorney (New York and Zambia), she completed her doctoral studies at Cornell University in 2016 and holds LLM and LLB degrees from Cornell University and the University of Cape Town respectively.  Dr. Banda is a member of the Board of Trustees of the African Forum on Debt and Relief (AFRODAD) and a Research Fellow at the Southern African Institute of Policy and Research (SAIPAR). She serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the SAIPAR CASE REVIEW and as an Associate Editor on the Southern African Journal for Policy and Development. Dr. Banda has held a number of international positions, including; Senior Research Associate at the Avon Global Centre for Women and Justice in New York; Research Assistant to South African Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo (RTD); Head of the Forced Migration Cluster at the Regional Human Security Centre in Amman, Jordan, and; Researcher and Speech writer to HRH Prince Hassan of Jordan. She has also practiced as an associate attorney with Lusaka based law firm -  Chibesakunda & Company (CCO).

Research Interests
  • The mechanics, structures and processes of formal and informal dispute settlement systems.
Publications

Dr. Banda is writing (and welcomes supervisees) in these areas; 

  • Judicial argumentation; 
  • Adjudication in the context of legal pluralism; and
  • Access to justice as it relates to the accessibility, efficiency, specialization and effectiveness of justice forums.

Publications (in press)

  • With E. Brundige, “When Criminal Law is Not Enough: Towards a Holistic Approach to Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response in Zambia and Beyond” in M. Ndulo & C. Enziem (Eds.) Handbook of African Law (New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Routledge).
  • “Inconsistent Jurisprudence: Parliamentary Election Petitions in Zambia and Materiality” in M. Hinfelaar, et al (Eds.) in Elections and Politics in Zambia: Past, Present and Future; historical, political and legal perspectives (Leiden: Brill). 
  • With M. Hinfelaar, “Information Inequity: Access to legal information in Southern Africa and its (potential) impact” in Inequality in Africa: Economic Vulnerability, Environmental Risks, and Inequitable Access to Justice (in press) (Newcastle‐upon‐Tyne: Cambridge Scholars).
  • With C. Himonga, “The Position of Customary Law in Zambia’s New Constitutional Dispensation: A Tale of Lost Opportunities”, in Inequality in Africa: Economic Vulnerability, Environmental Risks, and Inequitable Access to Justice (in press) (Newcastle‐upon‐Tyne: Cambridge Scholars).
  • M. Hinfelaar, M. Ndulo, T. Banda, O. Kaaba (Eds.), “Elections and Politics in Zambia: Past, Present and Future; historical, political and legal perspectives” (Leiden: Brill).

Published 

  • UDM v The Speaker, SAIPAR CASE REVIEW, Vol. 1 Iss 1, ISSN 2522-686X, 2018
  • Katuka and Another v Inonge Wina and Others, SAIPAR CASE REVIEW, Vol. 1 Iss 1, ISSN 2522-686X, 2016.
  • “Sub-Saharan African Legal Traditions", in James D. Wright (ed.) INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE SOCIAL & BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES. 2nd ed. Amsterdam, Elsevier. 2015. Print.
  • With E. Brundige (Eds.) Handbook on Juvenile Law in Zambia,  Avon Global Centre for Women and Justice, 2014.
  • With Muna Ndulo, In Search for Kony: Activism and the North/South Divide, HARVARD JOURNAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS ON-LINE SYMPOSIUM, 2012.
  • Bhe v Magistrate Khayelitsha, (2005) Responsa Meridiana.

Conference Papers 

  • With M. Hinfelaar, Information Inequity: Access to legal information in Southern Africa and its (potential) impact, Institute of African Development/Southern African Institute of Policy and Research Conference, Livingstone, Zambia, August 3-4, 2018.
  • Environmental Management of Mining Activity in Zambia: Addressing the Principal-Agent Costs, Law and Society in Africa Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, December 11-12, 2016.
  • International Legal Aid and Extractive Contracting in Africa, 10th Viterbo Global Administrative Law Seminar, Viterbo, Italy,  June 12-13 2014
  • Knowledge Asymmetry and Agency Costs in Mineral Management Regimes, 10th Annual Inter-University Graduate Conference, Ithaca, New York,  April 2014.
  • Trapped Between Two Monologues: Iraqis in Jordan and the Bargaining Impasse, International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) 12th Annual Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus 28 June – 2 July, 2009.
  • Laissez-Faire Adhocism and Temporality: Rationalizing a Normative Framework for Iraqi Migrants in the Arab World, Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS) Annual Student Conference: Documenting the Undocumented, Toronto, Canada 16 – 17 April, 2009.
  • “The APRM process: schizophrenic institutionalism par Excellence”, Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) 19th Annual Conference, London School of Economics (LSE), London, UK March 31-April 2, 2009.

Ongoing Research Projects 

  • National Researcher, Court Efficiency and Access to Justice in Zambia, (Institute of African Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York)
  • Researcher, Value Works: Effects of Financialization along the Copper Value Chain; Zambia, Switzerland, China, (University of Basel, Switzerland)
Contact Details
tinenenji.banda@unza.zm