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Makerere starts giving scholarships to underprivileged female law students

MAKERERE University has partnered with Ms. JD International, a US-based non-profit organisation, to provide scholarships to unprivileged first-year students in the Faculty of Law.

Legal education in Uganda: the growing need for a research-based approach to teaching

  • One of the key skills nurtured within higher education is the ability to read and understand complex academic studies and to make sound judgement over them.

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Judge slams lawyers over shoddy work

Lydia Mugambe was making a presentation on the ‘Legal Perspectives from Parliamentary Election Petitions 2016’

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Lawyer Kiwanuka Kiryowa chats with the director of civil litigation in the Attorney General’s office Denis Bireje during symposium. Photo by Tony Rujuta

Mbabazi election petition: Court sets Monday to rule on amicus curiae

On March 9 and 10 this week, nine Makerere University school of law lecturers and nine Civil Society Organizations, respectively, applied to court to be allowed to join the petition.

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Prof. Bakibinga to head Nyanzi probe committee

Prof. John Ddumba Ssentamu the Vice Chancellor Makerere University has named an eight member committee to investigate the standoff between Dr. Stella Nyanzi a research fellow at its institute of social research (MISR) and the Director Prof. Mahmood Mamdani.

Unveiled on Wednesday in a statement circulated on the university's webmail, the committee will be headed by David Justus Bakibinga, a professor of commercial law at the school of law.

Focus on corporate bullies, MUK law don advises media

Mabazira said some of the corporations have the financial muscle to suffocate the media by, for example, denying them adverts.

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Rights activists want govt to address marginalized poor

Rights activists want Government to address the underlying causes that drive the less privileged into marginal areas such as road/railway reserves, wetlands and streets

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Owiny-Dollo warns lawyers over age limit 'idle’ talk

Maintaining the Constitutional Court ruling, the Supreme Court ruled that the presidential age limit stands scrapped from the Constitution

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Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo speaks during the 5th Clinical Legal Education program before judges at the High Court in Kampala. Photo by Ronnie Kijjambu

Prioritise human rights in SDGs implementation, gov't urged

The 17 SDGs, which came into effect in January 2016, are a universal call to action to end poverty and protect the planet.

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Pre-entry exams: Have they improved quality of law training in Uganda?

Pre-entry exams: Have they improved quality of law training in Uganda?

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Recently, LDC released the results of first and second term and there were about 85% of the students passing, making it the highest pass rate the centre has had in a long time.

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