KULSA Programmes

Moot court competitions

KULSA coordinates moot court competitions among students, within Kabarak and outside. Through facilitation by Faculty, Alumnus and University Management, KLS students have displayed excellent oratory skills and feature prominently even on their first appearance in moots. Some of the moot court competitions that KLS students have participated include

  • Phillip C. Jessup International Law moot court competition, 2015 national round- First Runners up
  • 3rd Annual conference and East African Regional moot court competition on children’s rights.
  • 23rd edition of the All African Human Rights Moot Competition hosted by University of Nairobi- Ranked 5th in the continent.
  • African Regional Round of the European Law Student Association's International Moot Court Competition on World Trade Organisation (WTO) law 2014 at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa – Ranked Seventh
  • The 12th Edition of the All African International Humanitarian Law Moot court competition national rounds, 2014
  • The second All Kenyan Moot Court Competition 2014 (AKMCC) organized by the Kenyatta University School of Law (KUSOL)- First Runners up team; Produced the best male Oralist of the competition, Mr. Frank Cheluget; The Best memorial.
  • The third All Kenyan Moot Court Competition 2015- Produced the Best Memorial
  • Price Media Law Moot Court Competition East African Rounds, 2013 (CIPIT)- Ranked third
  • The Uganda Christian University Moot-scooped the first position

Kabarak Monthly Law Bulletin

This publication is under the Student’s journals and publication department. It is a collection of articles on contemporary issues written by law students published monthly. It is one of the ambitious ventures of the KULSA that has placed the law school in the regional map.It was initiated by KULSA on the advice of the Faculty publications adviser. Its main objectiveis to provide an opportunity for the students to express their legal thoughts and to nurture their budding research and writing skills. It serves to motivate students to produce good informative material for public consumption. It is dedicated to promote the research interests of Kabarak University law students. Unlike the Annual Law Students review, it is not peer reviewed but it does make strides towards the realization of the Bulletin’s vision which is to grow the intellectual capacities of its contributors. It has been recognized by the Kabarak University Law School Board and administration as a useful resource to complement the development of students as successful lawyers that can properly and coherently write and communicate.

Students Debates

The Kabarak University law student’s debate offers to serve the critical role of shaping critical thinkers in the legal arena. It develops a rigorous, self-critical, creative and empathic mind-set in students. The law school hosts different academics and legal thinkers such as judges, lawyers and parliamentarians to comprise a panel that discusses the pros and cons of certain issues e.g. the death penalty or the criminalization of prostitution among other ‘fluid’ areas of law. Students also have their debates within the school with a panel of student debaters. They help students to gain practical skills such as oral and advocacy skills, persuasion, research and critical thinking.

Legal awareness

KULSA runs a legal aid and awareness clinic. A legal clinic is a facility that provides free services to the public while training their students in clinical law practice. These clinics make a great difference to local communities around Kabarak and help realize their right to access justice. They offer pro bono legal services to those who cannot afford. So far the clinic has done legal aid in Narok, a weeklong experience, at the Nakuru and Naivasha prisons and the surrounding Kabarak environs.

Kabarak Law students gain experience in handling real legal problems. The students learn better when given opportunities to put their skills to practical use. It helps ingrain the theoretical knowledge gained in classrooms into the practice of law by allowing students to meet with clients, file claims, do case research, and manage real cases. Students usually work under heavy supervision of their lecturers and other practicing advocates. They have the opportunity to work closely with the clients throughout the span of the case, acting much as a professional lawyer would.They serve the poor, the marginalized and the vulnerable in society.