Study Abroad in Zambia

Zambia Juvenile Justice Field Placement

(2 credit hours)

Baylor Law offers a unique field placement opportunity for students. Select externs spend 30 days in Zambia doing legal work under the direction of lawyers working for Undikumbukire Project Zambia, a non-profit legal services organization dedicated to representing juveniles charged with crimes under Zambian law.

Students assist Zambian lawyers and meet directly with minors detained in adult prisons, accompanying them to court, and, if necessary, writing their appeals.

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in recreational visits (chess, soccer, music/karaoke) with UP Zambia clients in prisons and reform schools. The field placement also includes a field trip to Victoria Falls, one of the 7 modern natural wonders of the world, and a visit to a game park in neighboring Botswana.