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Deputy Chief Justice Rallies Behind the School of Law 50-year Celebrations

  • In Law
  • 13 Sep 2018 - 11:51am
  • By Mark Wamai
  • 2,239
The Deputy Chief Justice of Uganda-Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo (C) flanked by the Principal-Dr. Christopher Mbazira (R) and a member of the Organising Committee shows his support for the upcoming Law@50 Celebrations on 11th September 2018 at his Office, Kampala Uganda

The Supreme Court of Uganda will host a Student Moot Competition as one of the activities organized to celebrate 50 years of the School of Law, Makerere University.

The Moot that will be presided over by Seven Supreme Court Judges will be hosted by Makerere University and will be one of the milestones marking the required collaboration between the Judiciary and the Academia.

This came up during a meeting between Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo, the Deputy Chief Justice of Uganda; an alumnus of the School of Law, and the School of Law @ 50 organizing committee members held in his office on Tuesday 11th September 2018.

Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo, the Deputy Chief Justice of Uganda and School of Law alumnus shows his support

Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo further pledged the support of the Judiciary towards the ongoing activities organized to mark the fifty years of the School of Law. He said Makerere University as a whole and School of Law in particular has contributed and continues to contribute towards every aspect of life in Uganda and therefore needed to be celebrated.

He stressed his strong personal ties with the School of Law where he did his first degree from 1980 to 1983. He further observed that Makerere means a lot to him and noted with appreciation the fact that many students can now undertake their Masters and PhD studies at the University and complete on time.

The meeting also attended by Justice Christopher Madrama, Justice Hellen Obura deliberated on a number of issues and gave counsel on the best options available to reach out to the Alumni in order for them to make valuable contributions to their alma mater.

Justice Hellen Obura (L) and Justice Christopher Madrama (R) also attended the meeting

The Principal School of Law Dr. Christopher Mbazira highlighted the activities lined up to commemorate the 50-year celebrations.  He said in light of the 50-year journey, it was imperative that something special be organized and hence the need to rally support from the very many alumni that dominate the legal sector in and outside the country and together, strategize for the next 50 years.

Dt. Mbazira explained that a lot has changed from 1968 when the program was started with only 17 students to the current number of 1500, the introduction of the evening classes and the highly experienced Faculty.  

The School of Law started in 1968 under the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Article by Communication Office, School of Law

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