Our students organized in seven teams participated in the Intervarsity Law Challenge held at Strathmore University business school from 26th February to 27th February, 2016. The challenge had three main categories for debate, quiz challenge and public speaking on the theme of leadership and integrity. From the eight universities which enrolled, our School of Law won the quiz challenge, came second in the debate section, and won the titles for the best debater and speaker section. Ernest Mwaura, got two awards for best male debater of the finals and best male speaker overall.
The teams were trained by Ms. Mercy Mutheu the Moot Court Coordinator and Ms. Shiro H. Mogeni (Lecturer) who tirelessly trained them on mooting skills and offered intellectual and moral support during the challenge.
Our students gained legal experience and also learnt how to work together as a team.
Hearty congratulations to the students for putting the school on the map!!
What happens when a court concludes a case, and there is a subsequent conviction? The accused is thrown into the slammer as the offended party gets its restitution. Students from Mount Kenya University Parklands School of Law recently got a first hand experience of this 'end' when they visited the Naivasha GK Maximum, Medium and Women's prisons. The students were drawn from the Criminology class of the Jan/April 2016 semester.
"The trip was meant to introduce the students to the practical aspects of criminological theories and give them a feel of criminology in practice," says Ms Nelly Wamaitha, Dean (Ag.), School of Law. The 74 students were accompanied by two lecturers. The prison authorities took the MKU entourage through the prisons and the students interacted with inmates.
Thereafter, a question and answer session was held between the students, inmates and prison authorities regarding the causes of crime, conditions of life in prison and possibilities of inmates’ reform. The students had a free lively session with inmates and prison staff.
Finally, the students, under the University's CSR policy made generous donations to the inmates' school. The donations were in the form of exercise books and ball pens. "Overall, the trip was educational and socially-productive to all the stakeholders involved, especially the students who learnt a lot," says Ms. Wamaitha.