The Department of International Law was established in May 2016 and is the scholarly home of international law at the School of Law. Its core area is teaching and research in international law and related subjects. The Department currently offers undergraduate courses in both public and private international law in the 3rd and 4th years of study. These include basic introductory courses in international law which are Public International Law and Conflict of Laws. In addition, International Human Rights Law as mandatory course, and elective courses in International Dispute Resolution, Environmental Law, Law of the Sea, East African Regional Law, International Trade and Investments Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law, Law of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons and International Organizations Law.
In line with the School’s niche, the Department also offers two (2) mandatory practical oriented courses – Mooting and Clinical Seminar. In Mooting, students in the 1st and 4th year of study engage with and explore topical legal issues with a view to enhancing their oral advocacy, legal research and writing skills. The Clinical Seminar course, offered in the 3rd year of study, is oriented towards stimulating discussions and reflection on the intersection of the law with contemporary issues.
The Department is also responsible for coaching and coordinating students for participation in moot competitions nationally, regionally and globally and coordinating the Model United Nations Club of the School of Law.
The Department is headed by Dr. Faith Kabata and is made up of a complement of full-time and part-time lecturers.