Legal education in Uganda: the growing need for a research-based approach to teaching

  • One of the key skills nurtured within higher education is the ability to read and understand complex academic studies and to make sound judgement over them.

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Makerere School of Law introduces masters programme on extractives


Law scholars from across East Africa have welcomed the proposal to introduce a masters law program with a course in extractives, policy and practice in Makerere University. They say it will to nurture home grown experts in the extractives rather than relying on foreign experts in negotiations. Principal of Makerere University School of Law Prof Christopher Mbazira says there is need to prepare the next crop of lawyers to advise government on the extractives industry.

Age Limit, To Remove or Not To? (Prof. Bakibinge and Hon. Kafuzi)

Prof. Bakibinge :”The School of Law starts from the position of 1966 when we had a pigeon hall constitution which was passed under duress”

Makerere wins Inter-University Moot Court competition

Makerere University on Friday emerged victorious after winning the 5th annual Inter University Law Moot Court competitions aimed at preparing young lawyers for litigation.

Makerere emerged victorious after beating 8 universities in a tight race with 74% and Uganda Christian University, Mukono came second with 66%.

Museveni tells law students to be honest

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has urged law students to be honest and competent in order to dispense high quality justice.


Public Interest Law Clinic (Pilac) is a premier University based Law Clinic in Uganda affliated to the School of Law Makerere University. It was established in 2012 and is accredited to provide legal aid services by Uganda Law Council.


Through CLAPMOC, Law Students extend legal literacy sessions to the Communities and Prisons where Pilac operates; Kampala City in the areas of Katanga, Kivulu, Kimombasa, Kikoni, Kikubamutwe and Kasokoso; in Mubende in Munaina and Kaweeri Prison; in Wakiso in Kitalya and Kitala Prisons.