I am pleased to inform you that the School of Law will participate in the 2015 edition of the All African

Moot Competition. This time round the event will be hosted by the University of Zambia between 5th to 10th October.

You will recall that we hosted and won the competition in 2014. Full details of this year’s competition including the fact pattern, are available on the website of the University of Pretoria http://www.chr.up.ac.za/index.php/moot-court-2015.html.

Internal selection for Parklands Campus will be on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at noon. If you are interested in participating in this exciting competition, you must submit your memorial (in response to the problem) to the Commercial Law Department, not later than Wednesday 10th, June, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Your work, which should not be bound, should not exceed 2,000 words. All your citations must comply with OSCOLA see http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/published/OSCOLA_4th_edn.pdf citation format.

For further clarification do not hesitate to contact me otherwise I look forward to your participation.

 

Best Regards,

 

Edwin Abuya

Associate Professor of Law.

Moot coordinator.

School of Law, University of Nairobi.

Email: edwinabuya@yahoo.co.uk

 



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Prof Migai Akech has contributed a chapter in THE QUIET POWER OF INDICATORS: MEASURING DEVELOPMENT, CORRUPTION, AND THE RULE OF LAW 248 (Sally Engle Merry, Kevin Davis, and Benedict Kingsbury, eds, Cambridge University Press, 2015).His chapter, Evaluating the Impact of Corruption (Perception) Indicators on Governance Discourses in Kenya, examines the production and use of the corruption indicators by TI-Kenya and the Government in the context of the fight against corruption and institutional reform in Kenya over the last decade. The chapter makes two arguments. First, although TI-Kenya’s approach to measuring corruption is useful, it is not only incomplete since it is largely concerned with bribery but has also had little impact on governmental decision-making on corruption. Although the TI-Kenya Bribery Index rankings name and shame “corrupt” institutions, they neither explain the causes of corruption nor give such institutions incentives to do better, apart from removal from the Index. Second, the Government’s approach to measuring corruption promises to reduce public sector corruption since it is an essential component of performance contracting, which requires public institutions, and gives them much needed incentives, to undertake institutional reforms. Nevertheless, the TI-Kenya Bribery Index remains a useful tool for monitoring the effectiveness of governmental efforts to eradicate public sector corruption.



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The School of law has emerged top in Africa in Jessup. Jessup is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 550 law schools in more than 80 countries. 2015 was  the 56th year of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. The Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. One team is allowed to participate from every eligible school. Teams prepare oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case.

Thousands of law students from around the world will work all year long on the season's Jessup Problem that will focus on the procedural and substantive issues arising from the secession of one province of a nation and its annexation into another.

 Four teams participated in the Kenya preliminary selection rounds held on the  7thFebruary. The teams were Kabarak University, Strathmore University, Kenya School of Law and University of Nairobi. The top two teams Kabarak University and The University of Nairobi Team preceded to the final held at the same venue on 21st of February. In the final rounds The University of Nairobi Team emerged victorious becoming the National Jessup champions in Kenya 2015 and thus qualified for the International Law rounds in Washington D.C. scheduled for the 5th of April to the 12th of April 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill.

In 2015 116 teams representing 95 countries were represented in the competition. The University of Nairobi consisted of Smith Otieno (4th Year), Eva Kimani (4th Year) Cecilia Isohi (2nd Year) Leon Ndekei (2nd Year) and Mr. Samson Alosa (lecturer/coach), and Mrs. Joy Asiema (lecturer/coach)

In the Preliminary rounds the University of Nairobi went   against, in order of the matches Belarus (International University MITSO), Brazil(Faculdade Baiana de Direito e Gestao ), Vietnam(Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam) and Hong Kong China (University of Hong Kong) .In all the four matched the University emerged top by winning all its matches and qualified for the advance knock out  Rounds of 32.

The University of Nairobi team was among the 32 teams proceeding to the rounds of 32  and the only team from Africa to do so. In this round the University had a match, against Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile from Chile where it lost the round and were eliminated against the eventual runners up.

Chile made it all the way to the final of the competition and was runners-up to Australia (University of Sydney). The final itself was judged by Sir Kenneth Keith a former judge of the International Court of Justice, Joan Donoghue a judge of the International Court of Justice and Harold Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law, Yale Law School

 The University of Nairobi team was ranked 10th out of 116 teams. In addition one of  our oralist’s Eva Kimani featured in the top 100 oralists and was ranked 69th overall.

We commend all the students  and the University for this exemplary performance.

 



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The National Council for Law Reporting (Kenya Law) is a state corporation in the

Judiciary that monitors and reports on the development of Jurisprudence through

the publication of the Kenya Law Reports, the Laws of Kenya and other related

publications.

 In line with it's mission to provide universal access to Kenya’s public legal

information by monitoring and reporting on the development of jurisprudence, Kenya



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ACK Garden Annex, 5th Floor,1st Ngong Avenue, Ngong Road
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Prof. Winifred Kamau was in December 2014 promoted from Senior Lecturer to Associate Professor in the School of Law.She is the current Chair of Private Law Department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jacob Gakeri, Senior Lecturer in Private Law Department, proceeded on leave of absence in January 2015 upon his appointment as Director of Quality Assurance at the Council of Legal Education.

We wish them all the best in their new appointments.

 

 

 

 



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