About the ALSN
Everything you need to know about the Africa Law and Society Network
The Africa Law and Society Network (ALSN) comprises legal and socio-legal scholars, researchers, and activists who work on critical questions of justice impacting the African continent. The ALSN aims to foster long-term, sustainable, collaborative, and interdisciplinary partnerships.
All participants in the network share a commitment to supporting African knowledge production – foregrounding work by African scholars, about Africa – and amplifying the profiles and outputs of African scholars working on issues of law and society, locally and internationally.
The ALSN draws global participants from the field of law and society, representing a broad spectrum of disciplines including law, gender studies, history, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology.
The ALSN continues to grow, and currently comprises scholars, researchers, and activists from across the global law and society arena, including from 12 African countries – Kenya, Malawi, Egypt, Tanzania, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Sudan, Ghana, Ethiopia, Uganda, and South Africa – and more than 20 institutions, organisations, and associations worldwide.
UCT’s Centre for Law and Society currently serves as the Secretariat, with Dr Sanele Sibanda serving as the Network’s interim chair/convenor.
Sanele Sibanda, University of Pretoria
Ntandokayise Ndlovu, University of Fort Hare
Ines Kajiru, University of Dodomo
Dee Smythe, University of Cape Town