Makerere University Law School to fundraise for needy able students as they mark 50 year

By Salmah Namwanje

Makerere University School of law will be celebrating 50 years of existence this year.

Having started in 1968 as a department in the then faculty of science when Makerere was still the university of East Africa, the school is now an independent college under the Makerere University collegiate system that was started in 2012.

ON THE SPOT: Frank Tumwebaze and Daniel Ruhweza


Frank Tumwebaze, Minister for the Presidency and Dr. Daniel Rhuweza, a law professor at Makerere Univesity, analyse the Supreme Court ruling on the Mbabazi election petition.

Makerere University to graduate 13,600

Makerere University, Uganda’s premier institution of higher learning, will be a scene of pomp and pageantry this week as it conducts a three-day graduation ceremony.


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.

Prof Bakibinga stopped from teaching at Makerere


David Bakibinga’s application to be reintegrated into the Faculty of Law – where he once served as dean – has been put on hold pending the resolution of two disputes where his name has come up.


Bakibinga, the outgoing Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Finance and Administration at Makerere had expressed interest in teaching upon the expiry of his contract as DVC on September 30, 2009.

Makerere Law School wins 2021 Moot Court


Makerere Law School has won the Annual Inter-University Public Interest Litigation Moot Court Competition 2021.

The 50th President of the Makerere Law Society Nsaawa Grace Waiswa congratulated the winning team on Friday 21st May 2021, at the School of Law, Makerere University.

In April this year, Third Year Makerere University Law Students Miss Nabuduwa Gertrude and Mr. Mayanja Benson won the Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS) Moot.

Nawangwe orders all students to vacate Makerere University by Friday


Makerere University’s Vice Chancellor Barnabas Nawangwe has ordered all students at the university to vacate its premises before mid-day on Friday following President Museveni’s directive to suspend school for one month.

In a video posted on his verified social media Twitter handle, Nawangwe said that Makerere University welcomed the move of suspending school activities as a measure to stem the spread of the virus.

Makerere University pushes 71st graduation ceremony to May


Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has announced that the university will hold its 71st convocation between May 10th and 14th, 2021.

Without giving further details on whether the ceremony will be held virtually like the initial plan was, Prof. Nawangwe said that the senate is making conclusive efforts to make it worth the long wait.

“Senate has scheduled this year’s graduation on 10-14 May. We are making all necessary arrangements for a befitting ceremony for our gallant intellectuals,” Prof. Nawangwe said in a tweet.