8th annual Beyond Juba Distinguished Memorial Lecture

On May 30th 2016 the Refugee Law Project successfully held its 8th  annual Beyond Juba Distinguished Memorial Lecture at Gulu District Council Hall under the theme: "Ten Years of Peace 2006-2016: Assessing the legacy of the Juba peace talks 2006-2008 and way forward".

Why the Hell are you Befriending the Court

On March 12, 2016, I joined eight other Makerere Law School dons in filing an amicus curiae (friend-of-the-court) application in the presidential election petition brought by John Patrick Amama Mbabazi (JPAM).  Mbabazi was the third-place finisher in the poll, garnering 1.3 percent of the final tally after incumbent Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (60.6%) and runner-up Kizza Besigye (35.6%).  When the news of the amicus application was announced, I received a call from

Professor Joe Oloka Onyango presents the inaugural School of Law Staff Seminar

Professor Joe Oloka took lead on the 5th of May 2016 when he made the inaugural staff lecture at the School of Law.

Makerere Law Society Annual Dinner 2016

Makerere Law Society (MLS) on 30th April 2016 held the Annual 2016 Dinner at Serena Hotel. A number of other activities were done during the Dinner.

The 2015 Edition of the Makerere Law Journal was launched and various rich articles on press freedoms, Juvenile Justice, the Subjudice Rule etc. The Editorial team was led by Brian Kibirango as the Chief editor and was deputized b Ategeka Estella.

Clinical Legal Education Students in the 2nd Moot Court Before Real Judges

The Clinical Legal Education students under the Public Interest Law Clinic in the School of Law were before a set of five judges as one of the experiential learning methodologies used in training a new cadre of practical oriented lawyers.

School of Law Engages in Curriculum Review

The School of Law Makerere University has embarked on a curriculum review exercise with a view of making the Law course more relevant to the needs of the society.

Makerere Takes Part in the African Regional Round of the Elsa Moot Court Competition

According to Christopher Næsheim Johnsen, Director for Public Relations ELSA International 2015/2016, the ELSA Moot Court Competition is a simulation of a WTO panel proceeding. The competition is student-run, organized annually by The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) in co-operation with the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The President ULS on Professional Ethics

The President Uganda Law society Mrs. Ruth Sebatindira has called upon Law students to aim at excellence and exhibit a high moral caliber while students of law as well as during practice. The market is hungry for honest lawyers, she said while addressing students during a public lecture on Professional Ethics at the school of law.

School of Law Receives ICRC Moot Trophy

L-R:  The Ag. Deputy Principal Dr. Ronald Naluwairo , The A.g. Director HURIPEC, Dr. Zahara Nampewo jubilant with the winning team

The School of Law Makerere University has formally received a Trophy won by Makerere University School of Law students having won the 15th All Africa International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition held at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania in November 2015.

School of Law Dons Granted Amici Curiae by Supreme Court

Supreme Court has allowed an application filed by Makerere University law dons to join former independent presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi petition as friends of court but rejected the same by CSOs.  

Court has allowed Makerere University law lecturers to join the presidential election petition in which defeated independent candidate Mr Amama Mbabazi is seeking an annulment of Mr Yoweri Museveni’s victory.


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