Law don hits at police over abortion law


A Makerere University law don has scoffed at police for relying on what he termed as outdated colonial laws when handling abortion cases.

Prof Ben Twinomugisha, a lecturer at the School of Law, pointed out that the 1995 Constitution allows induced abortion in some circumstances but police ignore this provision.

“The continued arrests of those who carry out abortion reflects that police are ignorant of the law. Our Constitution in Article 22(2) gives conditions under which an abortion can be done,” said Prof Twinomugisha.

Stanbic Bank donates IT equipment to Makerere University


Stanbic Bank has donated IT equipment, comprising computers worth Shs 100 million towards helping Makerere University management reequip its main administration centre after a recent fire destroyed a substantial part of the famous main building.

Commonly referred to as the ‘Ivory Tower’, the iconic building caught fire during the last week of September in a case still being investigated by police and other relevant authorities.

Don’t be money-hungry, Katureebe tells law students

Kampala. Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has cautioned law students not to turn into lawyers who “fix deals” upon graduation but follow ethical procedures when practising the profession.
The Chief Justice made the remarks at the weekend during the 20th Makerere University law students’ dinner at Kampala Serena Hotel.

Makerere to hold hybrid graduation


Makerere University is slated to hold a hybrid graduation next week, where only undergraduate students graduating with First Class, Master’s students and recipients of Doctoral degrees will be physically present to ensure social distancing in line with Covid-19 restrictions.
The Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof Ezra Suruma, will confer degrees and award diplomas to more than 11, 000 graduands during the 71st graduation ceremony of Makerere University, which kicks off on Monday.

Makerere Law School at 50: The journey so far, future


It is a golden jubilee at Makerere Hill. The atmosphere there oozes the freshness that comes with turning 50 (life starts at 50, they say) for the School of Law of Makerere University. No mean feat for a country which last month toasted to its 56th independence anniversary.

The School of Law continues to bear the traces of its historic journey. There is a generous supply of dilapidated structures, with stuffy cubicles which, for lack of better description, bear the title of lecturers’ offices.


The Principal of Makerere University’s School of Law will on Friday present one Student for the Award of a Doctorate of Laws(LL.D) the highest Academic Degree in the study of Law at the University’s 70th Graduation Ceremony. The rare achievement is due to none other than Adv. Benson Tusasirwe, a seasoned Lawyer, writer, researcher and Lecturer at the Prestigious Law School.