MSU launches paralegal studies 

MSU launches paralegal studies 

MSU launches paralegal studies 

Source: MSU launches paralegal studies – NewsDay Zimbabwe March 8, 2018

 The Midlands State University (MSU) yesterday officially launched a diploma in paralegal studies, the first of its kind in the country in a bid to contribute towards an effective justice delivery system.

By Stephen Chadenga

“It is our hope the programme will produce a cadre that will augment access to justice for marginalised groups,” he said.

“Access to justice or legal services is one of the most critical issues affecting legal system. Many users of the justice system are either unable to afford a lawyer or unable to find a lawyer, who practices in some remote locations of our country.”

MSU partnered Transparency, Responsiveness, Accountability and Citizen Engagement through donors from the Department for International Development in the United Kingdom, Irish Aid and the Netherlands for financial support. MSU dean of law, Gift Manyatera said their first enrolment of 28 students was in June 2017, with a second expected in August.