Mr. Boaz John Mabula is an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Private Law. He is an experienced Advocate, Commissioner for Oaths, Notary Public, and Intellectual Property Attorney. He brings to the School and Legal Profession a unique legal expertise in specific fields of Law, namely: Intellectual Property Law, Health (Medical) Law, Business and Corporate Law, Investment Law, and Social Law. At the School, He provides lectures on Intellectual Property Law, Investment Law, Civil Procedure Law, Human Rights Law, Social Security Law (Social Law) and Labour Law to Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and Certificate in Law (CTL) students. As an Intellectual Property Attorney, His expertise cuts across the areas of, among others, trademarks, copyrights, patents, industrial designs, geographical indications, trade secrets, business names, traditional knowledge, brand protection and management, intellectual property rights (IPRs) prosecution and enforcement (litigation) as well as IPRs surveillance and commercialisation.


  • Master of Intellectual Property (MIP, Distinction) – UDSM, 2021
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PGDLP) – LST, 2020
  • Master of Laws (LL.M, Merit) – UDSM, 2018
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B, Hons) – UDSM, 2017


  • “Labour Law in Tanzania: A Student´s Manual. Dar es Salaam: Dar es Salaam University Press, 2021.
  • With Kahimba, N.F., and Ngaiza, C.E., “Domestic Prosecution of International Crimes in Tanzania: The State of the Law,” Vol. 47(2), Eastern Africa Law Review, 2020, pp. 106–137.
  • “Patent Prosecution in Mainland Tanzania: Law and Practice” 2021(MIP research).
  • “Legal Challenges Facing Public Service Pensioners in the EAC: The Case of Tanzania” 2018 (LL.M research).
  • “Legal Challenges in Electronic Taxation System in Tanzania” 2017 (LL.B research).

Professional Trainings:

  • WIPO Training Programs: General Distance Learning Course on Intellectual Property [DL-101]; Advanced International Certificate Course [IP Panorama]; Advanced Course on Intellectual Property Management within the Framework of the Advanced International Certificate Course [DL 450]; Advanced Course on Patents [DL 301], 2018/2021.
  • Training Program for Trainers of Intellectual Property Training Institutions – Advanced Module on Intellectual Property, organised by WIPO Academy, 2020/2021.
  • WIPO-ARIPO Training of Trainers: Methodologies for Intellectual Property Teaching and Training, 2019/2020.
  • Continuous Training of Trainers Program for Established Intellectual Property Training Institutions: Module on E-Learning and Online Teaching, organised by WIPO, and supervised by International Bureau (WIPO), 2018/2020.
  • Summer Semester on Law and Development at Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, 2019/2020.
  • Participation in the 15th European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) Moot Court Competition on International Trade law, African Regional Round, Grahamstown-South Africa, 2017/2018.
  • Participation in the Africa Energy Forum (natural resources law) held at Copenhagen-Denmark, 2018/2019.
  • Participation in the Legal Training on Rwandan and East African Community Legal-Institutional Framework, held at Kigali-Rwanda, 2018.
  • Participation in the TGCL Autumn University Training on Regional Integration Law and EU Law, Germany (Bayreuth, Nuremberg, and Berlin), 2017/2018.




  • Master of Intellectual Property (MIP) Scholarship from African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO), 2019/2021.
  • Master of Laws (LL.M) Scholarship from the Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL), 2017/2018.
  • Best LL.B Student, University of Dar es Salaam School of Law, 2013/2017.
  • Best English Language Essays Writer, Mzumbe Secondary School, (A-Level), 2011/2013.
  • Active Moot Court Membership, University of Dar es Salaam School of Law, 2013/2017



  • Tanganyika Law Society
  • East Africa Law Society
  • Zanzibar Law Society
  • German Alliance for Global Health Research



Boaz John Mabula

C/O University of Dar es Salaam School of Law

P.O. Box 35093

Dar es Salaam – Tanzania

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Mobile: +255 653 836492

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