Varsity unveils a Law Journal

In line with the University strategic plan of 2015-2019 and the Schools strategic plan spanning the same period, the School of law has embarked on 

School of law Journal

a transformative agenda that seeks to position it as a centre of excellence in research and training in law.

 

The exponential growth in Kenya’s economy, increased foreign investment and its increasing role as an international and regional player has resulted into multifaceted legal problems that have both a local and international dimensions. This has created a need for re-orientation of legal training so as to produce human resources for this emerging market segment . This reality has seen the MKU school of Law adopt a new niche area ‘International and development Law’ as a way of filling the identified gap which has resulted into overreliance on foreign lawyers.

The school on Friday 14th July 2017 launched MKU Law journal with the objectives of :

 

  1. Providing a platform for dissemination of legal research findings.

  2. Inculcating the spirit of research and publication in legal training.

  3. Advancing knowledge sharing among legal practitioners and educators.

  4. 4 .Acting as a platform for collaborative research between state ,non-state  and the private sector.

  5. Enhancing the internationalization of legal research and training.

The journal will be published 3 times a year, although special issues of the journal targeting specific concerns in the area of law may be published as and when they emerge.

Read Law Journal guidelines

Students offers free public legal clinic at Kibera slums Ayany primary school

On Saturday, 7th May 2017, students of Mount Kenya Kibera Free Legal AdviceUniversity School of Law, as a way of giving back to the society, identified the need to offer free public legal clinic to the people of Kibera which was purposed to provide legal services, including legal education and advocacy. The six hour exercise was experience full with shocking revelations and experiences. From the experience the cases can safely be classified into three; First, Human Rights cases, criminal cases and thirdly, family and succession matters which the residents of Kibera benefitted from the free advise of the students.

 

An outstanding educational institution like Mount Kenya University School of Law is also a socially responsible institution, and our school’s engagement with our local communities is an essential complement to our extensive research and teaching. The law School’s free public legal clinic reflects its commitment to a vibrant and thoughtful relationship with its surrounding urban neighborhood, while at the same time providing students with meaningful clinical education including problem identification and solving, legal analysis, legal research, interviewing, investigation, counseling inter alia. Special thanks to the School of Law for supporting this event.