Justice Ojwang' Defends his Doctor of Laws Thesis
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Justice Prof. J.B. Ojwang’,
Justice of the Supreme Court of Kenya,
during the public presentation on his Doctor of Laws Thesis.

 

Justice Prof. J.B. Ojwang’, Justice of the Supreme Court of Kenya, made a public presentation on his Doctor of Laws Thesis.

Titled “The Unity of the Constitution and the Common Law,” Justice Ojwang’ presented his research journey on his scholarly and judicial works for three decades.

An evaluation panel led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, took Justice Ojwang’ through a rigorous exercise that culminated in an oral public defense of his works to-date.

In his public presentation, Justice Ojwang’ took the audience through the various thematic areas he has researched on. He spoke on the constitution: the essence and depictions, the constitutional judicial process and common law, interpreting the judicial phase and the common law, the notion and reality in scholarship and court scene and the judiciary as the last recourse in governance.

Justice Ojwang’ gave examples of his contribution to the judicial process saying that his work has underlined the enhanced intimacy of the judiciary role and of the recognized practice of judges.  He said it is a symbiosis of his common research work and work at the bench. He noted that the judiciary is the storehouse of humane values which the public yearns for. In conclusion, Justice Ojwang’ stated that the unity of the common law and constitution should be acknowledged and upheld.

This is the first public presentation for a Doctor of Laws at the University of Nairobi.

August 24, 2015

 

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Expiry Date: 
Mon, 2018-12-31 (All day)