Head of Department

Emmanuel Sebijjo Ssemmanda

Dean, Faculty of Law

Mr. Ssemmanda is a lawyer and academic specializing in Regional Economic Integration (EAC, AfCFTA & EU Law) and International Economic Law. He teaches Public International Law, International Trade Law, Jurisprudence, Equity & Trusts, Law of Torts and Law of Regional Economic Integration.

Mr. Ssemmanda is the Founder and Executive Director at the African Institute of Regional Integration Studies – a think-tank on regional integration processes in Africa – and a Law Reporter for the Oxford Reports on International Law. He has published a textbook on the Law of Regional Economic Integration in the EAC and EU and has published articles on investment regulation in the EAC, regulation of cross-border services in the EAC and application of EAC law in domestic courts.

Mr. Ssemmanda’s expertise has been cultivated through a number of work periods and scholarly excursions, including at the Ministries responsible for EAC Affairs in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, the European Parliament and European Commission in Brussels, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development, the German Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and the German Federal Ministry for Justice in Berlin.

Mr. Ssemmanda completed his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Nottingham, England and holds a Master of Laws in Comparative Regional Integration Law from the Tanzania–German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies at the University of Dar es Salaam, taught in co-operation with the University of Bayreuth, Germany.