Commercial Law

Commercial law, also known as trade law, is the body of law that applies to the rights, relations, and conduct of persons and businesses engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade, and sales.It is often considered to be a branch of civil law and deals with issues of both private law and public law.

Members of Thematic Area

Prof. Edwin Odhiambo Abuya

Prof Mwaura Joseph Kiarie

Prof Paul Musili Wambua

Prof. G. Muigai

Dr Musembi Celestine Nyamu

Dr Jack Busalile Mwimali Ouma

Mr Vyas Yashwant Rai

Mr Rodney W G Omondi Okoth

Mr Ogwang Eric Oluoch

Ms. Evelyne Owiye Asaala

Mrs. Jane F. Aoko Nyangoma

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Possible Career Opportunities

Competence in the area of Human Rights Law enables a candidate engage in client representation via proffering legal research, advisory and consultancy services to:

  • Government institutions;
  • Inter-governmental institutions;
  • Regional and International Organisations;
  • Civil Society Organisations; and
  • NGO’s among others;


Research Projects of Thematic Area

The School of Law University of Nairobi, in a Consortium with the University of Oslo, the University of Zambia, Chancellor College, University of Malawi has received Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED) funding in the first round of funding. The funding is for the implementation of a Project entitled - Masters Programme and Capacity Building in Law Faculties:  Engendering Human Rights in Southern and Eastern Africa. The objective of the NORHED project is to develop the institutional capacity and performance of higher education institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to deliver quality education and research, in order to educate more and better qualified candidates, to increase knowledge production and to contribute to evidence-based policymaking.