The Institute of Legal Practice and Development(ILPD) was established by the Law No. 65/2013 0F 27/08/2013 Establishing ILPD, and was assigned to provide legal professional education to persons holding at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, provide training to those working in the field of justice and in related fields, promote research and disseminate law, collaborate with other institutions of learning and research in Rwanda and abroad, and support any other initiative that may contribute to the promotion of law and justice.
The vision of the institute is to “become a practical school for all legal professionals in a spirit of excellence, independence and service to the community, drawing from the diversity and richness of the civil and common law traditions”.
The mission of the institute is:
a) To contribute to the development of justice in Rwanda and the region through:
- Offering initial professional training to persons holding bachelor’s degree in law; in particular by offering post graduate program to judges, prosecutors, lawyers, bailiffs, notaries, etc, to bring their quality to international standards.
- Offering continuing legal education in order to improve knowledge and skills for other personnel in the justice sector, in particular by offering training to clerks, criminal investigating officers, mediators and all other personnel dealing with legal matters in different ministries and institutions, public as well as private.
b) To conduct legal research;
c) To contribute to the development and dissemination of the law.