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Dr Tribe Mkwebu

Senior Lecturer

Department: Northumbria Law School

Dr Tribe Mkwebu joined Northumbria Law School as a Lecturer in Law in October 2017. Tribe studied Law at the School of Law, University of Northumbria, United Kingdom. He was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Law in 2017, a Master of Laws Degree in Advanced Legal Practice in Human Rights and Civil Liberties in 2010, a Post-Graduate Diploma in the Bar Vocational Course in 2009 and a Bachelor of Laws Degree in 2007. Tribe was called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in July 2009.

Tribe’s doctoral thesis, which he completed and submitted in October 2016, was entitled: Clinical Pedagogy: A Systematic Review of Factors Influential in the Establishment and Sustainability of Clinical Programmes and a Grounded Theory Explication of a Clinical Legal Education Case Study in Zimbabwe.

He teaches on the MLaw (Exempting) (Integrated Masters), BPTC, LLB and Foundation Year in Law courses and supervises MLaw and BPTC students undertaking live-client cases within the Law School’s award winning Student Law Office (SLO). Tribe is experienced in preparing appeal cases and representing clients at Immigration Appeal Tribunals, Social Security Appeal Tribunals, Medical Appeal Tribunals and Disability Appeal Tribunals having previously worked as an Immigration Law and Social Security Law Practitioner. He has published in academic journals such as the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education (IJCLE) and the Asian Journal of Legal Education (AJLE). Tribe peer-reviews journal articles submitted for publication to one of the leading international academic journals in the United Kingdom. 

Legal Education and Professional Skills

Campus Address

Room 106, City Campus East
Northumbria Law School, Faculty of Business and Law
University of Northumbria, Newcastle Upon Tyne


  • Law PhD Clinical pedagogy: A systematic review of factors influential in the establishment and sustainability of clinical programmes and a grounded theory explication of a clinical legal education case study in Zimbabwe February 09 2017
  • Law LLM European Convention on Human Rights: The right to respect for privacy and the development of privacy law in the United Kingdom: Is there now a strong case for a Privacy Law Act? June 30 2010
  • Law LLB (Hons) Compatibility of the welfare principle with Article 8 rights of the child and the parent in contact disputes June 30 2007
  • Bar Vocational Course BVC 2007

Key Publications

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  • Unpacking Clinical Scholarship, Mkwebu, T. 1 Jan 2017, In: Asian Journal of Legal Education
  • A Systematic Review of Literature on Clinical Legal Education, Mkwebu, T. 2015, In: International Journal of Clinical Legal Education
  • Book review: 'The global clinical movement: Educating lawyers for social justice', Mkwebu, T. 2014, In: International Journal of Clinical Legal Education


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