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Strathmore University Law School launches Master of Laws Programme

Press Release

Friday 29th September, 2017

Strathmore University Law School launches Master of Laws Programme

The realization that Africa’s intricate challenges should be overcome through knowledge-based skills and competencies is prompting a fresh consideration of the role of higher education in economic development. Strathmore University, through offering quality education, seeks a path to rediscovering Africa’s potential and its rightful place on the global map. It is in line with this that Strathmore Law School is set to launch a Master of Laws (LL.M) Programme; its first intake scheduled for January 2018.

Using thorough market research and seeking views of relevant industry stakeholders, the new programme seeks to address gaps that exist in the areas of Intellectual Property Law, International Criminal Law, Financial Law and Regulation, Oil & Gas Law and Corporate & International Tax Law. Being the first of its kind in East Africa, the programme targets experienced lawyers, legal practitioners, in-house counsel, judges, government officials, policy makers and law school graduates who wish to expand knowledge and expertise without interrupting their career paths.

Dean of the Law School- Dr. Luis Franceschi says, ‘Africa is at a point of exponential growth, and the emergence of new opportunities in Africa has necessitated that lawyers be trained in non-traditional areas of law; this has informed our choice of the thematic areas not only for relevance, but also as a competitive advantage in the global arena.’

Currently, there is a high demand for oil and gas lawyers, due to discovery of oil in Kenya as well as in Tanzania, Uganda and the region. With this in mind, Strathmore seeks to train lawyers who can negotiate and advice on contracts in oil and gas, and will be conversant in an ecosystem of an oil and gas economy, ensuring that local law firms are lead-advisors in high-level negotiations.

‘Moreover, advancement in technology has led to growth of business across borders resulting in demand for specialized legal services in areas such as Intellectual Property, Corporate and International Tax, Financial Law and Regulation. With the expansion of businesses, entrepreneurs see the need to patent their products and seek financial advice which play a fundamental role in facilitating businesses within the framework of the law.’ Director of Extractives Baraza-Dr. Melba Wasunna says.

Through its network of research centres and extensive networks and partnerships with global universities and top-notch law firms, Strathmore University will facilitate the programme to ensure that its’ graduates get a global perspective in their intellectual pursuit, while taking advantage of practical local relevance.

To enroll for the program, interested applicants should be Holders of First Class or Upper Second Class honours degree in Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from recognized universities. Holders of other related qualifications from recognized universities, considered by the Academic Council as equivalent to a First Class or Upper Second Class honours degree in Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) can also apply.


About Strathmore University

Strathmore seeks to become a leading outcome-driven entrepreneurial research university by translating our excellence into a major contribution to culture, economic well-being and quality of life. Strathmore aims at providing all round quality education in an atmosphere of freedom and responsibility excellence in teaching, research and scholarship, ethical and social development and service to the society. More information about Strathmore University can be found at www.strathmore.edu.



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