Law Students Appeal For More Practical Learning Opportunities
The students were able to share their most impactful moments of experiences on the project, their growth and their challenges. They also made proposals on how best to improve the project, the Programme and the interventions. They also got an opportunity to evaluate the Clinic staff on their performance.
Ms. Carol Kamugira, Engagement Officer with the Research and Innovation Fund (RIF) said grants worth over thirty Billion Shillings were received to fund innovations in Makerere University. She commended the Business Law Clinic for the timely implementation of the program, citing it was one of the best performing projects. She asked the students to take seriously the opportunity presented to them in the project, noting that although a lot of research work end up on shelves, it was different for the clinic. She was happy to note from the deliberations that the students had learnt a lot and were replicating the lessons learnt in the communities and also with fellow students.
Ms. Nona Tamale, an alumni of the Public Interest Law Clinic in the School of Law took the students through the various career opportunities open to them. She encouraged them to gain as much skills as possible because later on in their career path, these would be handy and make a difference between them and other lawyers that did not get the kind of exposure early on in their career path.