Dr Baraka Kanyabuhinya is a lecturer at the School. He is also heading the Private Law Department. Dr Kanyabuhinya has a Bachelor of Laws degree, LL. B (Hons.) Upper Second-Class School of Law, University of Dar es Salaam-Tanzania (2003), Master of Laws (LL.M) in Intellectual Property, Commerce and Technology at the University of New Hampshire (then called Franklin Pierce Law Centre-USA) (2005), and Doctor of Philosophy (Economic Law), University of Dar es Salaam (2014). Dr Kanyabuhinya specializes in Competition Law, Intellectual Property, Consumer Protection, Commercial transactions and Entities, Technology, Data Protection, EAC Law, International Trade and Family Law other areas of interests include Land law, Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR), Labour Relations and WTO Law. He may be contacted at


  • 1999-2003: Government of Tanzania Bursary, to pursue LLB Program at the University of Dar es Salaam.
  • 2002: University Prize, Awarded by the University of Dar es Salaam namely: Certificate for Excellent Performance for being a Student with higher marks in Third Year University Examinations.
  • 2002: University Prize: Certificate for Excellent Performance for being a Student with Higher Marks (B+ or above) in Family Law and Development.
  • 2003: University Award for being final best student for the LL.B Class of 2003.
  • 2004: Certificate for successfully completing the Mediation Skills for Intellectual Property and Commercial Disputes (Practical course conducted by the John Paul Jones Group- U.S.A).
  • 2004: Sibley Foundation of Chicago Bursary to pursue LLM Program at   Franklin Pierce Law Centre (now University of New Hampshire).
  • 2007: University of Dar es Salaam Bursary to pursue Ph.D studies at the University of Dar es Salaam.
  • 2007 : WIPO/WTO sponsorship to attend and participate in the Colloquium for Teachers of Intellectual Property in Geneva-Switzerland.
  • 2007: WIPO Worldwide Academy Certificate for successfully completing the Distance Learning of “General Course on Intellectual Property.”
  • 2008: Links scholarship of the University of Dar es Salaam, to St. Olaf College in USA to develop PhD proposal.


  • November 2005: A Training Course on Effective Teaching Methodology in Higher Learning Institutions, held at the University of Dar es Salaam.
  • December 2009: Training of Trainers Course for Staff of the Legal Sector Training Institutions which was conducted in Arusha.
  • March 2010:  A Course on Advanced Teaching Methodology held at the University of Dar es Salaam.
  • March 2010: Certificate of Recognition for Successful Completion of the Workshop on Intellectual Property Infringement: “Combating Health and Safety Counterfeit Products in the East African Community;” held in Dar es Salaam.
  • August 2015: Research Workshop on Eastern African Common Legal Space in Economic Law: State of the Art and Future Perspectives, with consideration of the European Experience, held in Dar es Salaam.
  • August 2015: Staff Seminar on East African Community and Comparative Regional Integration Law held in Dar es Salaam.


  • 2011: Advocate, Public Notary and Commissioner for Oath, Tanzania.


  • 2015 to date: Lecturer in Law, School of Law, University of Dar es Salaam.
  • 2005 to January 2015: Assistant Lecturer in Law, School of Law-   University of Dar es Salaam.
  • 2004 January to May 2005:  Tutorial Assistant, School of Law, University of Dar es Salaam.  


  • 2015 -   Present: Head of Department, Private Law, University of Dar es Salaam-School of Law.
  • 2015 May- Present: Course Coordinator-Economic and Cybercrimes Law, University of Dar es Salaam-School of Law.     
  • 2014 (December) to May 2015: Coordinator, Undergraduate Studies; School of Law, University of Dar es Salam.
  • 2005-2007: Course Coordinator, Intellectual Property (LW 529), School of Law, University of Dar es Salam.
  • 2006 to Present: External Examiner for Mzumbe University.



  • Legal Challenges in Addressing Counterfeit Goods in Tanzania Mainland: The Right of Consumers’ to Redress (Doctoral Thesis, University of Dar es Salaam, 2014).


  • Several papers, participation in workshops and presentations on: Intellectual Property, Data Protection, Competition Law, Traditional Knowledge/Folklore Protection and Consumer Protection.


  • Business Law, Family Law and Intellectual Property law for undergraduate Students; Advanced Competition Law, Business Law and Ethics, Competition Law and Policy, Consumer Law, Regulatory Framework and Corporate Finance and Insolvency Law for Postgraduate program.


  • 2012-Present: Lecturer and seminar supervisor in Advanced Competition Law for Taught LLM (Commercial and Corporate Law) Stream, University of Dar es Salaam, School of Law.
  • 2012-Present: Lecturer in Competition Law and Policy for Masters of International Business Class, University of Dar es Salaam, Business School.
  • 2012-Present: Supervised various graduate research Papers addressing various topics on Competition Law. The titles and supervisees are listed herein below:
  • 2014 to Present: Teaching TGCL Program- a course titled Regional Integration Law.


  1. Merger Control: Comparative Analysis of the European Community and Tanzanian Legal Regime (by Kessy William-LLM candidate, 2014)
  2. Price Fixing by the Law Society of Kenya: Law and Practice(by Mbulula G. Msangi-LLM candidate, 2014)
  3. Competition and Consumer Protection in Tanzania: Law and Practice (by Hildagada Ktaraiya-LLM candidate, 2014)
  4. Protection of Consumers Against Price Increase of Consumer Goods: Case of Kariakoo(by Russumo S. Mbonimpa-LLM candidate, 2014)
  5. Competition Law and Practice with Special Reference to Regulation of Fuel Prices in Tanzania(by Mhina G. Mathew -LLM candidate, 2014)
  6. Legal and Practical Challenges of International Enforcement of Competition Rules(by Saddy Rashid-LLM candidate, 2014)
  7. Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights: How they Co-exist in the same Jurisdiction(by Dennis P. Odera-LLM candidate, 2014)
  8. Adjudication of Competition Disputes in Tanzania: Law and Practice(by Kitandu P. Ugulla-LLM candidate, 2013)
  9. The Essence of Lenience Policy in Law and Policies in Governing Cartels in Tanzania(by Mwangolombe G. Ambikile-LLM candidate, 2014)
  10. The Challenges of Non-state Control in Fixing the Fee Structure for Private Schools and the Role of Fair Competition Rules in Tanzania(by Igenge S. Edwin-LLM candidate, 2014)
  11. Salient Features of Competition Law and Policy: Comparative Analysis of the EU Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and the EAC Competition Legislation(by Simon S. Nkanyemka -LLM candidate, 2013)
  12. Effectiveness of the Fair Competition Act 2003 on Protection of Consumers from Anti-Competitive Practices in Tanzania(by Sylvia E. Kaungamanio-LLM candidate, 2013)
  13. Legal and Practical Challenges of Private Enforcement under the Fair Competition Act, 2013(by Bakaru Henry-LLM candidate, 2015)
  14. Non Codification of Criteria for Abuse of Dominance under the Fair Competition Act: Legal and Practical Challenges(by Mwakaje A. Amani-LLM candidate, 2015)
  15. Rules Relating to Barriers Influencing Entry into Tanzanian Markets(by Theresia M. Clemence-LLM candidate, 2014)
  16. Price Fixing in Tanzania: Law and Practice(by Moses B. Ndelwa-LLM candidate, 2014)
  17. Cartelization in the Petroleum Industry in Tanzania: Law and Practice(by Florida Lucas-LLM candidate, 2014)
  18. Challenges of Establishing Existence of Dominant Position for the Petroleum Industry in Tanzania: The case of Downstream Business(by Lilian Julius-LLM candidate, 2014)
  19. Enforcement of Competition Law in Tanzania: Challenges and Prospects(by Baitwababo Daniel-LLM candidate, 2013)
  20. Competition and Dominant Position: The Law and Practice in Tanzania(by Gabriel Maregeli-LLM candidate, 2014)
  21. Legal and Practical Problems in Enforcing Competition Rules in Tanzania (by Magafu Bituro-LLM candidate, 2014)
  22. Challenges in Implementing the East African Community Competition Act: A Comparative Study with the European Union(by Chaya A. Mlaki -LLM candidate, 2014)
  23. The Fair Competition Act 2008: A Critique in Relation to Consumer Protection(by Nancy Mushumbushi-LLM candidate, 2014)
  24. Adequacy of the Law Relating to the Protection of Competition in Tanzania: A Study of Consumer Protection in Tanzania(by George E. Korosso-LLM candidate, 2015)
  25. Legal Challenges in Regulating Ati-Competitive Agreements in Tanzania(by Ngogo B. Ephron-LLM candidate, 2015)
  26. The Role and Place of the Court of Appeal of Tanzania in Competition Related Disputes(by Mbadjo A. Hassan-LLM candidate, 2015)
  27. Legal and Practical Challenges in Implementing the Fair Competition Act in Tanzania(by Mwageni Alois-LLM candidate, 2015)
  28. Concerted Practice: Law and Practice in the Tanzania Competition Regime(by Charles P. Mtae-LLM candidate, 2015)
  29. Legal and Practical Challenges of Enforcement of Competition Law in Tanzania(by Nyandwi Rosemary-LLM candidate, 2015).


  • 2013: Local Legal Expert on Data Protection Bill- meeting organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on Harmonization of the ICT Policies in Sub-Sahara Africa, with the Tanzanian Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology; Presented on Data Protection and Privacy Bill, 2013.


  • 2011 to Present       Member, Tanganyika Law Society and East Africa Law Society.
  • 2011 to Present: Member, East Africa Law Society.
  • 2005 to Present: Member, Legal Aid Team, University of Dar es Salaam.