School of Law moves to Parklands
Mount Kenya University, School of Law will in January 2015 relocate from its current location, MKU Towers, Moi Avenue to the Parklands Quarter of the western part of Nairobi. The new location comprises what hither to used to be called Inoorero University, now called MKU Parklands School of Law. The new premises were recently acquired by Mount Kenya University in response to the tremendous steady growth of the School of Law and the need on the part of the University to expand and improve the facilities and resources attached to and connected with the School of Law.
The new premises are situated in a strategic, tranquil, serene environment characterized with ample ambiance for studies, research and other extra-curricular activities; yet within less than two kilometers away from the Central Business District of Nairobi. The public and students have characterized the relocation as a break with the bustling and distracting life of the CBD which has, at times, impinged upon learning at the MKU Towers.
Overview of the school
The School opened its doors to the first batch of 29 degree student entrants in September, 2009 to-date the student population has grown to 0ver 1, 500 students. This student population is supported by a strong cadre of qualified teaching and non-teaching staff dedicated to making Mount Kenya University, School of Law, the model of Law in this region. In a bid to realize this vision, the School has put in place 10-year strategic plan backed up by a realistic mission statement, core values, beliefs and ethos. Plans are at an advanced stage to launch the Master of Laws degree (LL.M). the LL.M is planned to offer specializations in the fields of Sports Law, Governance and Rule of Law, International Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Business Law and Health Care Law.
The School has benefited from the MKU national lead and dominance in ICT infrastructural capability and has integrated ICT into its learning processes as well as transforming theoretical lecture-room lessons into practical mooting sessions by the use of the state-of-the art moot court owned by the University. The Moot Court has a capacity of 100 people and is operable interlinked to an adjoining room with a capacity of 110 people.
The School has benefitted from a donation of many books and other materials from the International Criminal Court and other benefactors.
The School runs a Mount Kenya University Law Journal which is peer-reviewed and recognized internationally. This journal welcomes topic articles on any aspect of Law. All contributions to the journal are subjected to at least two peer-reviews. Only those recommended for publication are indeed printed in the journal.
Our students have favorably internationally competed in space-related moot court contests. Indeed, in 2013, the School hosted one of those competitions. Additionally, the School hosted an international workshop on space law in May 2013. The school has planned to participate in yet another global moot court competition in 2015, in the UK. In 2014 alone, our students participated in national moot court competitions at both the Strathmore University and University of Nairobi and won a wide range of prizes of which the School is proud.
ADVANTAGES OF RELOCATION
In addition to the degree and diploma programmes run by the School benefiting from the ambiance appurtenant to the self-standing building in a serene and quiet environment, the available space will adequately accommodate all the current and future students and staff. There are also adequate facilities for extra-curricular activities that compliment the learning process. With the available adequate facilities, the School will be able to mount more new programmes systematically tailor-made to respond to the needs of our stakeholders and the public at large. All this is done and realized at affordable costs in recognition of the universality of university education and its integral role towards realization of vision 2030.
The School offers the following comprehensive and markets-responsive programmes:-
- Diploma in Law.
- Bachelor of Laws.
In 2015, after relocation the School will mount two other Law programmes including Master of Law.
Parklands, MKU School of Law
P. O. Box 134950-00100, Nairobi