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New students oriented into the Clinical Legal Education program for 2019/2020


Thirty students that successfully went through a rigorous recruitment exercise have been inducted into the Clinical Legal Education program at a meeting held at the School of Law Board room this afternoon, Monday 20th January 2020.

In his remarks, the Ag. Principal School of Law and Coordinator Public Interest Law Clinic Dr. Christopher Mbazira said the law is as dishonest as the law professors and students.  ‘Before one joins legal education, there is a feeling that the law is just which turns out to be a fantasy’ he said.

Law students at the 70th graduation ceremony

Two Hundred Thirty Six Law students of Makerere University were today Friday 17th January 2020 among the University students that were conferred degrees during the 4th and last session of the 70th graduation ceremony held at Freedom square.

The Graduands included Dr. Benson Tusasirwe, a Lecturer at the School of Law who graduated with a   Doctor of Laws of Makerere University.  Nineteen were awarded Master of Laws degrees while Two Hundred and ten were conferred with Bachelor of Laws degrees.

School of Law receives the Makerere University Research and InnovationsGrant Supported by the Government of the Republic of Uganda


The Commercial Law department of the School of Law is set to implement a one year research project with funding from the Makerere University Research and Innovations grant supported by the Government of Uganda.

Professor David Justin Bakibinga is the Principal investigator and will work with a team of staff from the Commercial Law department that is headed by Dr. Phiona Mpanga.


‘Keep conscious of the social Justice needs”, Law students told


At the first CLAPMOC students retreat held at Garuga Resort hotel on 8th November 2019, Law students were advised to keep conscious of the social justiceneeds of the indigent in the course of their career if they were to make meaningful contribution towards the society.


Research Validation in the Disability law and Rights Centre

The Disability Law and Rights Centre (DLRC) school of Law has undertaken research in Disability Law and Rights issues with Academic staff in the School taking lead.

A research validation seminar was held Saturday 27th at the School of Law and it brought together experts in the subject of Disability tocritique the research work with the purpose of improving it in order to realize the objectives that were set.

School of law to start courses in Extractive Industry

Plans are underway for the School of Law to start courses in the extractive Industry.  During a regional consultative meeting held at the School recently, it was revealed that the region was spending big sums of money sending staff abroad to take on courses in the extractives.

A dialogue of experts from the region that convened at the School of Law noted that as citizens, it was our responsibility to ensure that the resources were exploited for economic, social transformation of the people.

The 6th ESCR calls for Policy reforms

The 6th Annual Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Conference held hosted by the Public Interest Law Clinic, School of Law successfully ended with a call for Law and policy reform in respect to economic, social and cultural rights.

The Conference that brought together agencies passionate about the realization of the otherwise neglected rights made a number of proposals all aimed at redressing the imbalances in society arising out of the neglect of these rights.

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