Dr. Benedict Maige Nchalla, Esq. is a fulltime member in the Faculty of Law as a Lecturer since 2006 and the incumbent Dean and Chairperson of the Faculty Board. He holds the degrees of Master of Laws (LL.M, 2010) in Public International Law from the prestigious University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, a Master of Laws (LL.M, 2008) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and a Bachelor of Laws with Distinction (LL.B-Hons., 2005), from the Tumaini University, Iringa University College. He is also a recipient of prominent awards from the Commonwealth Scholarship Fund, Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund, and Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD).
He is a qualified Lawyer and practicing Advocate with Roll No. 2392, a Notary Public and Commissioner for Oaths within the Tanzania Mainland jurisdiction and an Accredited Legal Counsel of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. He is an active member of the Tanganyika Law Society, the Bar Association of Tanzania Mainland, and the East Africa Law Society. He has also worked as a Head, Legal Method, Research and Theory Department in the Faculty of Law, a Contributor on the International Law in Domestic Courts Project (Oxford University Press, UK), a Research Intern at the Amnesty International (Mauritius Section).
Dr. Nchalla has authored a book, a Book Chapter, and numerous journal articles on various legal issues. His publications include: BM Nchalla & TA Mwakalundwa “Crossing the bridge towards gender equality: Sexual harassment in the public sphere in Tanzania” TUMA Law Review, Volume-4-Number 1-May (2016); BM Nchalla & P Casto “The law of armed conflict and the question of the global war on terror: A critical analysis” TUMA Law Review, Volume-4-Number 1-May (2016); BMNchalla“Tanzania’s experience with constitutionalism, constitution-making and constitution reform” inMK Mbondenyi & Tom Ojienda (eds.)Constitutionalism, constitution-making, and constitutional reform in Africa: Contemporary perspectives from Sub-Saharan Africa(2013) 15-50. Pretoria: Pretoria University Law Press (PULP); BM Nchalla “Waging a war against the status quo: The way forward towards ensuring the mutuality of human rights and development endeavors in Africa” TUMA Law Review, Volume 1-Number 1-November (2012) 47-64; BMNchalla Impact of FDI on Socio-Economic Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Africa: The Barabaig and Basarwa (2012).
Dr. Nchalla inter alia lectures the following courses; Human Rights Law, Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, Civil Procedure and Administrative Law