Dean of SLS


Dr Luis G Franceschi holds an LL.B (UCAB), LL.M (Nairobi) and LL.D (Navarre) with a Cum Laude thesis on The African Human Rights Judicial System: A Proposal for Streamlining Structures and Domestication Mechanisms Viewed from the Foreign Affairs Power Perspective. He has been a Constitutional and International Law lecturer. He has also taught leadership and ethics. He is member of several boards, chairman of the Board of the Ethics Institute of East Africa, chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Annual Ethics Conferences since 2004, and chairman of A.L.L. Foundation. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Strathmore Business School. He has published more than a dozen peer-reviewed articles and books on topics relating to law and ethics. His latest publications are: The African Human Rights Judicial System, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in February 2014, and The Constitution of Kenya 2010: A Commentary, a 900-page commentary on the Constitution of Kenya, co-authored with Prof PLO Lumumba and published by SUP in July 2014.


He has been a Governing Council Delegate (Governing Council – UNEP and UNCHS) and the Legal Advisor to the President of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme, where he co-drafted the UN Nairobi Declaration. He was also a Country Representative at the 7th and the 4th Global Training Program on Environmental Law & Policy (United Nations Environment Program – 2005 and 1999 respectively). He is a certified ISO auditor.


Dr Franceschi is also a Member of the team of experts Peer Reviewers of the Council of Legal Education (Kenya) and the Commission for University Education. He has been a Consultant for the Ministry of Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs, the Constitution Implementation Commission, the National Cohesion Commission and the National Economic and Social Council (Office of the President), where he was a founding member of the National Values Committee, the Ministry of Education, The World Bank, and other national and international bodies.


Dr Franceschi has been a speaker at more than 500 fora, stakeholders’ workshops, law and leadership conferences and training programmes organised throughout the world. He likes mountain climbing expeditions and has reached Point Lenana on Mt Kenya at 5000 Meters ASL (5 times), Uhuru Peak on Kilimanjaro at 5895 Meters ASL, and the Rwenzori Mountains circuit (Uganda-Congo). He speaks English and Spanish, and reads Italian and Portuguese.



Rupert is an advocate of over 35 years standing, focusing on private client and conservation work, and never going to court. Co-founder of the Dispute Resolution Centre he trained as a mediator with CEDR 15 years ago, and has been involved in mediation and its training ever since. He is committed to helping people resolve disputes outside the court system and has conducted training courses on mediation and natural resource dispute resolution in many countries both within and outside Africa.Read More. He has a particular interest in the resolution of water-related conflicts and is also a writer, mainly on travel and natural history subjects, having written books on fish and most recently the baobab tree.



Anthony Gross is a Barrister at Law Lincolns Inn and Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 33 years’ experience in Law and Dispute Resolution.

Anthony is an ardent proponent of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in Kenya. He is a registered and accredited mediator and arbitrator with Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIARB) and has over 350 hours experience in mediation. He has also written various publications on alternative dispute resolution and more specifically on mediation.

He has served on the Kenya Court of Appeal Law Reform ADR Sub-Committee, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators- Kenya chapter’s ADR Sub-Committee and was part of the stake holders’ committee involved in re-drafting the Arbitration Act and legislation proposing Court Mandated Mediation.

Anthony is one of the best-known names in commercial mediation in Kenya. He has been involved in the promotion of the use of court mandated mediation as a solution for the expeditious disposal of matters.

He is a founder member and Director of the Dispute Resolution Centre in Nairobi now amalgamated with the Strathmore Dispute Resolution Centre under the Law School.

His areas of focus include: commercial, family, intellectual property, aviation and work place mediation.


As a director of the Strathmore Dispute Resolution Centre, he brings on board a wealth of experience and expertise to best serve the Centre and make it the focal point of mediation in Kenya.

Contact Details

Madaraka Estate, Ole Sangale
P.O. Box 59857 00200
City Square, Nairobi, Kenya.
Tel.: +254 (0) 703 034 601/604
Fax: +254 (0) 703 034 000/300