Microsoft to Fund State of the Art Strathmore Law Moot Court
Strathmore Law School (SLS) and Microsoft Corporation today 19th April, 2016, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see Microsoft Corporation furnish the new Strathmore Law School (SLS) building with state of the art customized technological equipment for the Moot Court Room and the Auditorium. This contribution towards the new building, expected to reach Kshs. 25 million, is a Platinum level sponsorship which gives Microsoft Corporation the exclusive right to brand the Moot Court Room and Auditorium.
Strathmore Law School will use the latest technology available in preparing the future lawyers and judges under the theme, Transforming the Law Learning Experience.
Present at the MoU signing ceremony were; Hon. Dr. Willy Mutunga – Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya; Mr. Rich Sauer – Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Corporate, External and Legal Affairs at Microsoft, Mr. Kunle Awosika Country General Manager Microsoft; Dr. Elizabeth Gachenga – Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic and Student Affairs, and Dr. Luis Franceschi – Dean Strathmore Law School. There were other guests from both institutions who were present to witness the signing of the MoU, followed by a tour of the new Law School building.
We are very grateful to Microsoft for supporting us this far, said Dr. Franceschi after the signing.
SLS will install state-of-the-art technology for litigation training and scenario-based simulations in the Moot Courtroom. This technology enabled Moot Court will also serve judicial officers for professional training, testing and evaluation purposes by external organizations. The funding will extend to the auditorium, hosting a capacity of 250 and in constant use for public lectures, professional and academic seminars.