The CCLA has a core of committed Doctoral Students and Graduates who are supervised by the academic staff in the centre. The CCLA Doctoral Students includes:

Sithembele Madala



Researching on the enforcement of judgments by Africa's regional courts


Tebogo Lefifi



Researching on Chinese business laws and African investments


Raisa Nyirongo



Researching on compliance with Regional Commitments by African states


 Tapiwa Cheuka

Researching on the impact of the WTO General agreement on trade in services on the regulation of trade in services in the context of Africa’s regional trade agreements.

Yakubu Nagu


Researching on the legal and institutional frameworks for international trade in Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia in the context of implementing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)


Adetutu Oluwaseyi


Researching on Informal Cross-Border Trade (ICBTs) in the context of the implemention of the African Continental Free Trade Afreement (AfCFTA). 


Chebo Tamajong Nfor

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Researching on the role of Africa's Regional courts in complementing the AfCFTA Dispute Settlement Mechanism by closing the gaps for Non-State Parties. 


Nkosana Maphosa

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 Researching on the suitability of the general theories of law and development to promote sustainable development in Africa.