Dr. Patricia N. Shansonga-Kamanga 

Dr. Patricia Nchimunya Shansonga-Kamanga is a lawyer who heads the Department of Law at the Copperbelt University. She has vast work experience in government, private sector and academia with expertise in Business Law, Company Law, Contract, Employment and Labour Laws, Commercial Law, Conveyancing, Litigation, International Commercial Arbitration, Banking Law, Mediation, Family and Domestic Law, Human Resource Management and Research Methods, amongst others.  

Previously, Dr. Shansonga-Kamanga has served as Assistant Senior State Advocate in the Ministry of Legal Affairs - now Ministry of Justice, legal advisor for the Ministry of Works & Supply and the Ministry of Mines, and Head of Business Administration and Marketing Department at the Copperbelt University. She has sat on various boards, senate, and appointments and promotions committees and has acted as Dean of Students at the Copperbelt University. She was part of a group of consultants that successfully created a model for job creation in Zambia. As a Law lecturer, she is engaged in research and in supervising students at both PhD and Masters level. Dr. Shansonga-Kamanga has provided pro bono legal work for vulnerable women under the auspices of the Legal Aid Clinic. Prior to this, she practiced law under the style of P.S Kamanga and Company and worked for the Ministry of Legal Affairs and Mbaluku Sikazwe and Company. 

She holds a PhD in International Commercial Arbitration and an LLM Degree from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She also holds an LLB Degree from the University of Zambia. Dr. Shansonga-Kamanga is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and an Advocate of the High Court for Zambia. Professionally, she is a member of the Law Association of Zambia and the Law Society of England and Wales.