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The future of legal review in the country.True to our quest for justice in Kenya and the world at large
Welcome to the beginning of a journey that the Strathmore Law School (SLS), has just began. In the beginning SLS was just a dream, and it’s amazing how once you commit to a decision to do something, life starts presenting all manner of new opportunities. SLS has been conceived as a beautiful venture that aims at inspiring greater heights for legal education in both Kenya and the larger East Africa.
At SLS, we aspire to put in place systems that will improve the quality of education delivery, thereby raising the standards of legal education in East Africa, as Prof. Patricia Kameri-Mbote aptly puts it, “to the crest of quality, and with this we hope to encourage other institutions of higher learning to accompany us in the pursuit of excellence.” This excellence will hopefully be shaped by the magnanimity and humility of an upcoming generation of lawyers who will seek to create, live and legate a fairer and more just society.
This is why SLS cannot be an ivory tower, a place for the privileged; but rather a modern areopagus, an open forum, making concrete and tangible contributions to the study of law in every field of our society. This is the inspiration that has led SLS to start research centres on applied fields of law such as dispute resolution, intellectual property, policy making, as well as law and religion. Added to these centres are legal clinics, through which lecturers and students are providing civic training and educating people on their constitutional rights in forums at Kibera, Mathare and Mwiki. Perhaps the impact cannot be measured yet, but we know that they are planting seeds to build a better nation and hope effects shall soon be felt.
With the founding of SLS, Strathmore University has become a place where constructive argument, exposition, friendship and contemplation are being nurtured, thus contributing to the formation of the students’ and lecturers’ minds and hearts. I would like to acknowledge the support of current and future contributors, the pioneer class of SLS, and all those who have, in one way or another, helped make this possible.
Dr. Luis Franceschi, Dean - Strathmore Law School
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The Kenya Land Alliance, the University of Nairobi school of law and the Strathmore Law School, with support from the ford foundation, are organizing a community land law conference to discuss best practices for the protection of community land rights in Kenya. You can get more information on the conference by clicking on the link below.