Ms Velena Anipenda Clemence is an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Public Law, University of Dar-es-Salaam School of Law. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (2017) from Mzumbe University, and a Master of Laws (2023) from the University of Dar-es-Salaam.

Ms. Clemence is also a holder of Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PGDLP) from the Law School of Tanzania. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania, a Member to the Tanganyika Law Society (TLS) and East African Law Society (EALS).

Before Joining the University, Ms Clemence worked as an advocate at the Uphill Attorneys and Roman Attorneys in Corporate and Compliance, and Litigations Departments. She has handled legal compliance activities for business entities in Tanzania. Also, she has worked in family, children, divorce, trust organizing and probate related litigations. With that experience, she is handling Juvenile Court litigations under the University’s Legal Aid Committee.

Ms. Clemence has participated in different moot courts including the moot courts on the fight against sextortion hosted by Tanzania Women Judges Association (TAWJA). She is also a member of the moot court team at the University.

Ms. Clemence’s areas of interest are: Citizenship Law, Immigration Laws, Regional Integration Laws, ICT Laws, Family Laws, Succession and Trust Laws, Labour Laws, Arbitration Law and Evidence Law.

Ms. can be reached via or (exclusive for undergraduate students only).


Clemence, V.A., “Muslim Women Right to Property in Tanzania: Examination of the Law and Practice after the Death of the Husband” (Ongoing-Review Stage)

Clemence, V.A., “The Law on Interpleader in Tanzania: Case Note of the Case of Exim Bank T. Ltd vs El Nasr Export & Import Co. Ltd & Others (Civil Case 129 of 2019) [2020] TZHC 74”. (Ongoing-Review stage)

Clemence, V.A., “Right to property in Tanzania: The Need for Harmonization of Family, Probate and Administration of Estate Laws”. (Ongoing-Writing Stage)


Clemence, V., Renouncing and Regaining Citizenship in Tanzania: Examination of Legal and Practical Challenges”, LLM Dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam, 2023. (University Library, Academia and Google Scholar)

Clemence, V. A., “An Examination of the Legal Status of Digital Property in Tanzania”, LLB Dissertation, Mzumbe University, 2017. (Mzumbe University – Main Campus)

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