Ved Nanda Center for International Law News
Ambassador Mwanaidi S Maajar of Tanzania visits Sturm College of Law
October 24, 2011
The Ved Nanda Center, the International Legal Studies Program, and the International Law Society at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law hosted a lunchtime lecture in Celebration of United Nations Day. The Sturm College of Law was honored to welcome Ambassador Mwanaidi S. Maajar, Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United States of America. Ambassador Maajar will speak on the topic of “Tanzania and International Law on UN Day.”
Prior to Mrs. Maajar’s appointment to her current position as Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the United Republic of Tanzania, she was High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Kingdon from April 2006 to July 2010.
Leading up to her appointment as High Commissioner in June 2006, Mrs. Maajar was a partner at Rex Attorneys www.rexattorneys.co.tz , a leading law firm in Tanzania established in early 2006 following the merger of MRN&M Advocates ( Maajar, Rwechungura, Nguluma and Makani) and Epitome Advocates, another leading law firm in Tanzania. She was a founding partner of MRN&M and the lead partner of its mining, natural resources and corporate law portfolio. She also practiced as an advocate of the high court of Tanzania specializing in corporate and mining law litigation. Prior to setting up her legal practice in 1991, she worked as senior legal advisor with the Central Bank of Tanzania and subsequently as Business Manager with Coopers & Lybrand, the predecessor firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Tanzania.
Mrs. Maajar was a member of the board of several public enterprises, government entities and private companies. She was also an active member of the Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA), an NGO formed to harness the efforts of women lawyers to help women and children to access justice and to advocate for women rights. She was TAWLA’s chairperson between 2001 and 2003.
She was born and raised in Moshi, Tanzania and she is a holder of LLM and LLB degrees from the University of Dar-es-salaam and a member of the Tanzania bar.
The Ved Nanda Center and the Sturm College of Law thank the Friends of Tanzania organization for facilitating the Ambassador’s visit.
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