For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law
206.685.9002

November 19, 2009

Law Lecture Examines Kenyan Law and Justice Reform

The final installment of "Law Through Global Eyes Lecture Series", a UW School of Law lunchtime discussion series, will examine legal education for law and justice sector reforms in Kenya. The lecture will be given by Professor Patricia Kameri-Mbote from Kenya's Strathmore University on Monday, November 23, 12:30-1:20 PM, Room 119 of William H. Gates Hall.

Kameri-Mbote previously worked as an Associate Professor of Law at the School of Law, University of Nairobi and is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She has served as Chair of the Department of Private Law and Acting Dean at the School of Law, University of Nairobi. She has also served as the Director of Research and Policy Outreach and Acting Executive Director at the African Centre for Technology Studies, Nairobi. She was a member of the Committee of Eminent Persons appointed by His Excellency the President of Kenya in February 2006 to advise the government on the way forward for the stalled constitution review process. Kameri-Mbote has also been identified by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) as a renowned thinker in the global environment and sustainable development field and served as a Policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She has published widely in the areas of international law, environmental law, women's rights and property rights.

The "Law Through Global Eyes Lecture Series" is coordinated by the Asian Law Center.