Kamuzu Academy Law Department

Law Essay Prize

For the past two years Upper Sixth lawyers have been invited to produce, as an elective, extended essays on matters of Malawi legal interest. Primary research is encouraged. Prizemen are as follows:



Mr. Nashukuru Nkhono: Environmental Law in Malawi


Proxime Accesserunt

Mr. Ndiyembekeza Jamu: The Legal Aid Bureau in Malawi. A Study of the Legal Aid Bureau and its Role in Criminal and Civil Cases

Mr. Ramzan Kamoto: Capital Punishment: The Theory and Practice

Miss Tapiwa Liwimbi: An Analysis of Human Rights in Malawi with Emphasis on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Other (LGBT+) Rights



Miss Alinuswe Ngosi: Pluralism in Relation to Customary Law


Proxime Accesserunt

Mr. Pemphero Keffa: The Constitution of Malawi: its Various Constituents, and Whether it contains Elements of the English Legal System 

Mr. Khama Maere: The Malawian Parallel Court Structure: A Study in Customary Law

Law Prize

Recent winners of the Law Prize, which rewards overall ability and commitment to the study of Law, are:


Upper Sixth: Mr. Ramzan Kamoto

Lower Sixth: Miss Wezi Mughogho


Upper Sixth: Mr. Khama Maere

Lower Sixth: Mr. Ramzan Kamoto