Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law

Prior to 1981 this Journal was named:






NUMBER 15 / 1977




I. OLUWOLE AGBEDE is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Law of the University of Ife.

BRUN-OTTO BRYDE received his Dr.jur. from the University of Hamburg, where he is presently a lecturer in the Faculty of Law. He taught at the law faculty of the then Haile Se1lassie I University for two years, and was a research fellow in the Program in Law and. Modernization at Yale Law School He is editor of Verfassung und Recht in Ubersee.

HELEN MARSHALL CARTER is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Texas at El Paso. She taught for three years in the Department of Political Science of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in political science and African studies from the University of Wisconsin. Her research interests include comparative judicial process, the police, and general problems of development in Africa. She has written American Government: A Brief Introduction (2nd ed. 1977, with Max J. Skidmore), and several articles on the police in Nigeria.

L.J. CHIMANGO is Dean of the School of Law and Public Administration of the University of Malawi. He received his LL.B and LL.M degrees from the University of London, and is a Barrister at Law of Gray’s Inn. He has written articles on traditional African law (especially that of Malawi), and on international law, especially relating to human rights in Southern Africa, including “The Relevance of Humanitarian International Law to the Liberation Struggles in Southern Africa - - The Case of Mozambique in Retrospect,” Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa (November 1975), and “Foreign Companies in Malawi: A Legal Appraisal,” (1973) Ph.L.J. 123.

JAN F.J. GORUS is a Lecturer in Law at the Université Nationale de Rwanda.

OTWIN MARENIN is Lecturer in Political Science at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from UCLA. His principal research interests are political consciousness and political action, criminal justice, and youth service programs, and he has published several articles in these areas, including “The Police and Nation Building,” (with M. Carter), Proceedings of the Conference on Social Research and National Development, Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research, Ibadan, 1975, and “Review Essay: Class Analysis in African Studies,” Journal of African Studies 133—38 (Spring 1976).

FILIP L.A. REYNTIJENS is Lecturer in Law at the Université Nationale du Rwanda.

MEDARD R.K. RWELAMIRA is lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Unjversity of Dar es Salaam. He received his LL.B. from the University of Dar es Salaam, and his LL.M. from Yale Law School. where he is currently a candidate for the J.S.D., engaged in research on the legal profession in Tanzania.

ROBERT SEIDMAN is Professor of Law at Boston University, has taught at the Universities of Wisconsin, Ghana, Lagos, Dar es Salaam, and Zambia, and has written extensively about African law and problems of law and development.

JOAN VOGEL is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at UCLA. She is beginning fieldwork on Nigerian land law.