Dr. Rose Nakayi  

Dr. Rose Nakayi       LL.B (Upper class) (Mak); LL.M. (Cantab); Dip. L.P. (LDC), SJD (Notre Dame)






Senior Lecturer

Dr. Rose Nakayiis a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, Makerere University.  Her academic, research and teaching interests span multiple subject areas including land law, land governance, human rights law, and transitional justice. Nakayi has been a consultant on various projects on land governance and human rights for a number of civil society organizations, Justice, Law and Order Sector departments and agencies and some development partners. She has facilitated a number of workshops and written in her field of specialty. 

Her publications include a book Chapter- on, The Politics of Land Law Reforms in Neoliberal Uganda, in THE DYNAMICS OF NEOLIBERAL TRANSFORMATION IN UGANDA (Joerg Wiegratzi, Giuliano Martiniello and Elisa Greco eds., 2018). She served as a Commissioner of the Judicial Commission of Enquiry into the effectiveness of Law, Processes and Procedures of Land Acquisition, Administration, Management and Registration in Uganda (2017-2020). 

Dr.  Nakayi was Ag. Director of HURIPEC (2012-2013), Coordinator of the LL.M in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa and later served on the Makerere University Staff Tribunal. She has held various prestigious Fellowships to conduct research aspects of land governance. These include: J. William Fulbright Fellowship at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, University of Notre dame (2008-2010) and the World Bank’s Robert S.  McNamara Fellowship (2012). 

Nakayi is a member of the Uganda Law Society and an advocate of the High court of Uganda. She holds an LL. B (Hons) from Makerere University, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Center, LL.M from the University of Cambridge (UK) (Clare Hall), and a Doctorate in Law (SJD) (Summa cum Laude) from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana (USA). 

E-mail: rnakayi@alumni.nd.edu/rose.nakayi@mak.ac.ug