Nile states urged to protect water resources


THE call was made by Emmanuel Kasimbazi the chairman of the International Water Law Committee, during the water law, negotiation and resolution training at Makerere University

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Disability Law and Rights Centre Proposal Validation Seminar


he Disability Law and Rights Centre (DLRC), School of Law, Makerere University with support from Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) is undertaking research in Disability Law and Rights. DLRC will hold a proposal validation seminar for three papers titled

1. Using ICTS to promote inclusive Education in Uganda by Dr. Ronald Kankungulu Mayambala

2. Disability Rights in Urban Transport in Uganda. A case study of Kampala Capital City by Prof. Emmanuel Kasimbazi

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.


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.

Students face Constitutional Court as Makerere law school makes 50


On Friday, twelve students from the Makerere University school of law and many others had their first ever experience of the Constitutional Court. This was during a moot court exercise presided over by a bench of four justices led by Deputy Chief Justice Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo. The event was part of celebration of 50 years of Makerere University School of Law.

Supreme Court accepts Makerere University law dons' application to be "Friends of the Court"


The Supreme Court has allowed nine Makerere University law lecturers to be neutral advisers in the presidential election petition filed by former presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi. The nine justices hearing the petition ruled that the lecturers had the requisite expertise to advise them on matters of law. But the court dismissed an application filed by eight civil society organisations on grounds that they didn’t have the expertise.