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One of the members of the first law class in 1968

One of the members of the first law class in 1968, Vastina Rukiranze Rukirama yesterday paid a courtesy call on the Dean and staff of School of Law, where she commended the work being done in nurturing law students.

She was handed over a picture of the first law class, she being one of the pioneers of the Law program in 1968-1969. The same picture was in the 2014 Makerere University Calendar on the February page, which was one of the features celebrating MAK @90. The photo also features the likes of Professor Y.K Lule, (deceased) The Principal of Makerere University College, the Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Ali Mazui (deceased) and the Head of Department of Law Prof. J. Kakooza( deceased)

While handing over the framed Picture, the Dean School of law Dr. Damalie Naggita Musoke flanked by the Deputy Dean, Mr. Peter Wandera and Prof. Sylvia Tamale commended MS Vastina for taking off time to come to the School of Law, and asked her to request other old students of law School to come and contribute towards the development efforts of the School of law.

She said the School of Law is in the process of organising a resource mobilisation drive and called for support of Ms Vastina and other alumni in realising the objective of raising resources to improve the teaching and learning environment at the School of Law.

She said effective   1st July 2014, the School of Law became a College within the meaning of the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions (Management of Constituent Colleges of Makerere University) Statute 2012. Although a College, it retained the name “School of Law”.

The Vision of the School of Law as a College is “To become a leading School of academic excellence in legal training, research and outreach in Africa” and its Mission is “To impart quality legal knowledge and skills based on inter-disciplinary research and provide services relevant to local, national and global needs.”

Ms Vastina Rukiranze Rukirama, now a Commissioner with Law Reform Commission, in her reminiscence remarks said she is proud to be among the pioneers of the Law Class of Makerere University. She said the first Law class conducted their lectures in the Main building, above the administrators of the University.

She happily recalled some of her classmates that include The Chief Justice of the Republic of Rwanda His Lordship Sam Rugege, Ms Frida Lule and Joseph Ekemu, former Attorney general among others.