Frederick S. Mudenda

Department of Private Law

Academic Qualifications:

  • LLM American

Fredrick Mudenda joined the University in 1997 as a Staff Development Fellow in the School. Fredrick was a beneficiary of a USAID Scholarship which enabled him persue an LL.M Programme at the Washington College of Law, American University, Washington DC. with a concentration on Trade and Investment Law, Environmental Law and Policy. Fredrick has taught a wide range of courses in the University, including Land Law, Environmental Law, Planning Law and Governance under the Masters of Science in Spatial planning programme in the School of Natural Sciences, International Trade and Investment Law, Intellectual Property Law, Employment Law, Labour Relations and Contract Law.

Fredrick holds a number of certificates including certificates in International and Comparative Environmental Law (Courtesy of fellowship from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research), International Trade Law, Postgraduate course (Courtesy of a fellowship from the University Institute of Europe Studies) and International Humanitarian Law (courtesy of fellowship from the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent).

Fredrick has held and served in a number of offices in the School and the University: Assistant Dean- Undergraduate, Assistant Dean - Research, Assistant Dean - Postgraduate, Head of  the Private Law Department and is the immediate past Dean of the School. He has served as a Senator of the University over a period of time and acted as the Universitys Honorary Legal Counsel, in the past.

In Public life Fredrick has served as Chairperson of the Land Tribunal; member of the Judicial Service Commission; member of the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education Council and as member of the Editorial Board of the Council of Law reporting.

Admitted to the Zambian Bar on 20th December 1995 Fredrick has combined the teaching and practice of Law.

Research Interests

Land Law and Policy, Environment Law and Policy, Trade and Investment Law, Employment Law and Intellectual Property Law.

  • Land Law in Zambia:  Cases and Materials. UNZA Press, Lusaka, 2007.

Joint Publication

  • Muyakwa S.L, M.M Munalula and F.S Mudenda, The Impact of the Lands Act of 1995 on The Livelihoods of Poor and Peasants in Zambia, Catholic Commission for Peace and Justice, Lusaka, Zambia, 2003.

Journals and Reviews

  • The right to be heard on Dismissal from Employment in Zambia: A General overview: Law Association of Zambia Journal Vol. 1, March 2010.
  • The Zimbabwe Land Conflict: A Land Tenure System Moulded out of Conflict of Interests.  The Human Rights observer, Vol. 6 December, 2001) pp. 25-32.
  • The Award of Damages in Employment cases in Zambia A General Overview.  Law Association of Zambia Journal Vol. 2 1999 2000.   pp 53-78.

Unpublished Works

  • To What Extent Do GATT/WTO Rules Allow Member Countries to Protect The Environment When Doing so Affects Trade. The USA experience, LL.M thesis, AU, 1998.
  • The Zambia Revenue Authority: Towards Effectiveness in Tax Administration, being partial requirement for qualification for an LLB Degree being partial requirement for qualification for the LLB Degree ,  University of Zambia, 1994.

Conferences and Paper Presentations

  • The Development of the Land Tenure system and the Stewardship of Land in Zambia by the Royal Highnesses, Chiefs National Land Policy  Indaba, Comesa Centre Lusaka -May 28th 2018.
  • The way forward in Land use and Management in Zambia in View of the Proposed Draft National Land Policy. Chiefs National Land Policy Indaba, Comesa Centre, Lusaka, May 29th 2018
  • The Implications of the Extractive Industry Activities on Human Rights: The Case of Zambias Mining Sector to the Committee On Legal Affairs Governance, Human Rights, Gender Matters and Child Affairs, January, 2017.
  • The Legal and Regulatory Framework for Mining Sectors Environmental Compliance in Zambia, Mineral Law in Africa Colloquium, Lusaka. 2016
  • Analysis and Review of the Current Situation of Intellectual property Law in Zambia 2015, Stockholm Sweden.
  • Intellectual Property Rights, Paper presented at  the DRGS Workshop, Siavonga 8-12th December 2014.
  • Streamlining Land Administration and Alienation in Zambia Paper Presented at the Ministry of Lands Workshop on Streamlining Land Administration in Zambia, Chrismar Hotel, Livingstone 15th21st August 2011.
  • Labour Relations, Paper Presented at a Bank of Zambia Bargaining Unit Committee Retreat, February 2009, Chisamba.
  • Functions, Content and Foundation of Environmental Law, Paper presented at an Environmental Law Workshop for Zambian Magistrates, Lusaka, Zambia.  14th November 2006
  • Principles of Environmental LawPaper Presented at a Law Association of Zambia Seminar on Environmental Law Livingstone, Zambia, 28th April 2006.
  • Human Rights and Environmental Issuespaper presented to the Sub-Regional Train the Trainers Course for the Judiciary, Mt. Kenya Safari Club, Nanyuki, Kenya, 5-8 September 2005.
  • Human Rights and Environment Law, Paper Presented to Environmental Law Workshop for the Zambia Judiciary in collaboration with the United Nations Environmental Programme, Siavonga, Zambia -12th-14th December, 2005.
  • The Impact Of The Public Order Act On The Electoral Process Paper Presented at A SACCORD Conference On Electoral Reform In Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia. 25th- 26th July 2002.  
  • Dispute Settlement under WTO/GATT Regime Paper Presented to The World Trade Organisation National Conference, Mulungushi International Conference Centre, Lusaka, Zambia. 29th to 30th May, 2000.
  • The World Trade Organisation Government Procurement Agreement and Developing Countries" Paper Presented at the "International Procurement Seminar- International Law Institute, Washington D.C, -23rd March, 1999.


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