During the ceremony which also marked the launch of the University’s Alumni Agenda 2020, Maraga noted that his sojourn at the University of Nairobi’s Faculty of Law, was both a unique and first opportunity to interact with a multi-cultural group outside ones local environments.
“I got to meet fellow students from across the Republic, formed lasting friendships, appreciated other cultures and had my values strengthened. Those formative years at this University still remain, to date, some of my richest learning experiences. They set a foundation for my over for twenty years interaction with the practice of law as a student, legal practitioner, judge and now as Chief Justice”.
Maraga emphasized that today, all other institutions that have been established offering law studies, rely on the experience and alumni of the University of Nairobi,
and thus, as we launch the chapter we have to applaud this
trailblazing, pioneer and leadership role that the University
of Nairobi continues to play in legal studies and the legal
fraternity. “The School has over the years produced many
eminent Kenyans who occupy important positions in
diverse spheres nationally, regionally and internationally.
The School of Law of the University of Nairobi is currently the only institution in the country that offers postgraduate degree programmes in law. The Master of Laws (LL.M) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programmes, are designed for students who are interested in specializing in particular areas of law. The postgraduate programmes enable students to delve and develop expertise in emerging areas of law at the national, regional and international levels. The School also offers the traditional Bachelor of Laws course at three campuses, namely Parklands, Mombasa and Kisumu Campus As part of ensuring excellence in teaching, the School has stateof-the-art educational facilities, including e-learning facilities, and engages world-class faculty. The classes are interactive, allowing for a vibrant training environment that enables students to realize intellectual and social development. Since 1998, when the University of Nairobi paved the way for selfsponsored students, the student population has been increasing, and the teaching space at the Campus has been expanding to accommodate this increase in the student population. Presently, the School has students from all over the world with a total student population of almost 4,000. The School has an academic staff complement of 103, with more than 40 being PhD holders.
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