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Moot Court Profile

MOUNT KENYA UNIVERSITY

 SCHOOL OF LAW

 

 

MOOT COURT PROFILE

  1. 2013 – Ms. Mercy Muendo took charge as the Moot Court Co-ordinator. The same year in the month of May, Mount Kenya School of Law was privileged to host, for the first time in Kenya, the prestigious Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition. The School was represented by Allan Wachira, Jack Brian Ong’anya and Eveline Kogi. This team was prepared by Ms Mercy Muendo – the Coordinator. In this competition, Jack Brian Ong’anya was awarded the Best Oralist in the Competition.
  1. In October 2013, Ms Muendo again took a team to the 3rd Regional Children’s Right Moot Court Competition, held at Kabarak University. The team representing the School comprised of Charles Waweru, Ben Mwangi and Sarah Mwaura.
  1. 2014 – August the School took part in the 23rd All African Moot Court Competitions under the guidance of Ms Mercy Muendo, which was hosted by the University of Nairobi, in collaboration with the University of Pretoria in South Africa. The school emerged position 7 out of 62 schools
  1. In October the same year (2014) Ms Muendo yet again prepared a team that represented the School in the 4th Regional Children Rights Moot Court Competition which was hosted by Strathmore Law School. The team comprising of Duncan Ombo Malumbe and Abednego Kavita won the Best Respondent Memorial.
  1. 2015 – The School registered for the 3rd All Kenyan Moot Court Competition which was held at Kenyatta University in the Month of February. Through Ms Muendo’s guidance, the School emerged the 4th best overall out of a total of 10 law schools. The school was represented by Jacky Akello, Aquino Ochieng, Janice Wachuka and Dennis Wachira, while Aoko Otieno and Methuselah Kering presented Research Papers during the event. During the Competitions, Aquino Ochieng was crowned the Best Male Oralist and earned Internship at the Kenya Commission for Human Rights.
  1. Moot Court has also been working very closely with the Mount Kenya University Chapter of the Kenya Model United Nations (K-MUN) and hence have hosted some events jointly. This collaboration has seen the school take part in all the ICJ Moot Court Competitions which have been done annually at the UN Head Quarters in Gigiri as from 2014. Mr. Peter Maina became a Chapter ambassador for Nairobi Chapter.

 

  1. The school participated in the Malfred Lachs Mootcourt Competition in May 2015 represented by Duncan Malumbe and Kipsang under the guidance of Ms. Mercy Muendo and emerged position 3 in Africa.

 

  1. The school participated in the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights international Moot Court Competition held in Geneva December 2015. Represented by Mr. Abdirahman Hassan and Ms. Aoko Agola under the guidance of Ms. Mercy Muendo . It emerged position 6 in the world and 2 in Africa. 

ADMISSION CRITERIA

THE KENYA SCHOOL OF LAW ACT, 2012 SECOND SCHEDULE (s. 16) ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A) Admission Requirements into the Advocates Training Programme

A person shall be admitted to the School if:

  1. Having passed the relevant examination of any recognized university in Kenya holds, or has become eligible for the conferment of the Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) of that university; or
  2. Having passed the relevant examinations of a university, university college or other institutions prescribed by the Council of Legal Education, holds or has become eligible for the conferment of the Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) in the grant of that university, university college or other institution:
      1. Attained a minimum entry requirements for admission to a university in Kenya; and
      2. Obtained a minimum grade B (plain) in English Language or Kiswahili and a mean grade of C (plus) in the KCSE
      3. 2012Kenya School of Law No. 26.

1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education or its equivalent; or

2. Has sat and passed the Pre-Bar examination set by the School.

 

B) Admission Requirements in the Para-Legal Programme

    1. Must have a mean grade of C (C plain) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) (or equivalent examination) and a minimum grade C+ (C plus) in English.
    2. At least one principal pass at the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) examinations;
    3. A distinction or credit pass in the Certificate in Law course conducted at the Kenya School of Law (2000 — 2003) or any other Certificate or Diploma in a relevant field.

 

 

C) Council of Legal Education LL.B Programme Admission Criteria
The admission requirements into LL.B Degree Programme are:

  1. A minimum grade of C+ (C plus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education KCSE or its equivalent with a minimum grade of B (B plain) / Kiswahili: Or
  2. At least two principal passes at an advanced level or an equivalent qualification;Or
  3. A degree from a recognized university, Or
  4. A credit passes in Diploma in Law from accredited institution.


School Entry Requirements for Bachelor of Laws are;

Minimum Entry Requirements for a Bachelor of Laws Curriculum

  1. Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ and a minimum of B in English; Or
  2. Be a holder of the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) or equivalent certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and one subsidiary pass, and a minimum of a credit pass in English in the Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE); Or
  3. Be a holder of an undergraduate degree from an institution recognized by the Council of the University; Or
  4. Be a holder of a diploma in a relevant discipline from an institution recognized by the Council of the University; Or:
  5. Be a holder of any other qualification accepted by the Senate of the University as equivalent to any of the above.
  6. (Refer to MKU website).

Frequently asked Questions

1) Where is MKU School of Law located?

MKU School of Law is located at MKU Parklands Plaza.

 

2) Which Courses do you offer

We offer BACHELOR OF LAW

 

3) Can I pay my School fees in installment

Yes, at Mount Kenya University, we have a friendly fee payment policy that allows you to pay your fees in installment

 

4) Which facilities do you have at the campus ?

 MKU School of Law Moot CourtA) We have a well equiped library, you can access e-books and journal      from all over the worls

 B) We have a moot court

 C) Well equiped computer laboratories to enable you do your research and personal studies comfortable

 D) Our classrooms are sitution in a serene environment away from the hustle and bussle of town centre

 

5)Which other campus offers law?

All our Law courses are offered at MKU School of Law, Parklands Campus only.

Nelly Wamaitha

Title: Dean, School of Law
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Before entering academia, Nelly Wamaitha worked as a State Counsel at State Law Office (Kenya).  There before she worked as the Head of Legal Department of the Ministry of Home affairs in Kenya where she served for over 25 years.  She has taught at the law school at Catholic University of Eastern Africa among others.  She was an Associate Dean at Mount Kenya University before being appointed to Acting Dean position in September 2015. 

 

Nelly teaches Family Law, Gender and the Law and Criminology.  Within this area, Nelly has written on Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya: To be or not to be, does a woman has a choice?

 

Nelly’s publication is on "Patriorchy and The Legal Developments in Kenya" in The Law Society of Kenya Journal, (2006) 1, LSKJ, LawAfrica Publishing (K) Ltd.

 

Education:

Masters of Laws (LLM), University of Nairobi (2005)
Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Nairobi (2002)

About Us

Overview of the school 
The School opened its doors to the first batch of 29 degree student entrants in September, 2009 to-date the student population has grown to 0ver 1, 500 students. This student population is supported by a strong  cadre of qualified teaching and non-teaching staff dedicated to making Mount Kenya University, School of Law, the model of Law in this region. In a bid to realize this vision, the School has put in place 10-year strategic plan backed up by a realistic mission statement, core values, beliefs and ethos. Plans are at an advanced stage to launch the Master of Laws degree (LL.M). the LL.M is planned to offer specializations in the fields of Sports Law, Governance and Rule of Law, International Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Business Law and Health Care Law.

 

The School has benefited from the MKU national lead and dominance in ICT infrastructural capability and has integrated ICT into its learning processes as well as transforming theoretical lecture-room lessons into practical mooting sessions by the use of the state-of-the art moot court owned by the University. The Moot Court has a capacity of 100 people and is operable interlinked to an adjoining room with a capacity of 110 people.The School has benefitted from a donation of many books and other materials from the International Criminal Court and other benefactors.

 

The School runs a Mount Kenya University Law Journal which is peer-reviewed and recognized internationally. This journal welcomes topic articles on any aspect of Law. All contributions to the journal are subjected to at least two peer-reviews. Only those recommended for publication are indeed printed in the journal.

 

Our students have favorably internationally competed in space-related moot court contests. Indeed, in 2013, the School hosted one of those competitions. Additionally, the School hosted an international workshop on space law in May 2013. The school has planned to participate in yet another global moot court competition in 2015, in the UK. In 2014 alone, our students participated in national moot court competitions at both the Strathmore University and University of Nairobi and won a wide range of prizes of which the School is proud.

 

 

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