Dr. Jackline M. Nyaga
Ms. Jackline M. Nyaga is a senior lecturer at the Riara University Law School. She graduated top of her class with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Nairobi in 1997. She was: the best overall student (1997); best final year law student (1997); best outstanding law graduate (1997); and best second year law student (1995). Subsequent to her undergraduate studies, she proceeded to the London School of Economics & Political Science under a full merit scholarship and graduated with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree.
After her first master’s degree, she pursued a second master’s degree, Master of the Science of Law (JSM) at Stanford Law School. Thereafter, she received another scholarship, the James E. Bye Scholarship, from the law firm of Holmes Roberts & Owen LLP in Denver, Colorado and was enrolled at the University of Colorado Law School where she attained a Juris Doctor (Doctor of Laws) degree. She worked at the law firm of Holmes Roberts & Owen LLP (now Bryan Cave HRO) as a summer associate and handled finance and corporate transactional documents including Deeds of Trust, Note Purchase Agreements and Convertible Promissory Notes. She also researched and wrote legal memoranda on various legal issues e.g. California’s law on arbitration agreements, contract on rights as capital assets under federal tax law.
She has previously been a lecturer at the University of Nairobi where she taught Banking and Finance Law, Intellectual Property Law and Jurisprudence. She has also provided research advice to undergraduate and graduate law students. She has also worked at the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy at McGill University in Quebec, Canada (as a Visiting Scholar), Investment & Mortgages Bank limited in Kenya (as the Legal Manager) and as an associate attorney at Mereka & Co. Advocates. She has published “Conflict and Overlaps of Jurisdiction of Various Regional Courts In Africa’’ in African Regional Courts and Their Role in the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, The Kenya Section of the International Commission Jurists, Judiciary Watch Report, 2007. She has also presented papers at Conferences, Workshops and Seminars. She is a member of the Law Society of Kenya.
Jackline M. Nyaga
JD (Colorado); JSM (Stanford); LLM (LSE); LLB (Nairobi)
Senior Law Lecturer
Office: Room 2/21, Main University Building
Courses: Jurisprudence; Business Associations; Property Law
Florence K. Shako, LLM (LSE), LLB (Nairobi), MCIArb, CPS, CPA, Advocate
Ms Florence Shako (née Gakungi) is a Lecturer at Riara Law School. She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi School of Law in 2010. She graduated at the top of her class and received three prestigious awards for being the best overall law student that is, the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi Trustee Fund prize, the Kaplan and Stratton Advocates prize and the Mohammed/Muigai Advocates prize. Thereafter, Ms Shako received the Margaret Bennet Scholarship and the New Futures Fund Scholarship to pursue a Master of Laws degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She specialised in Corporate and Commercial Law graduating in 2012. She also holds several professional qualifications and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya and the Law Society of Kenya.
Ms Shako holds a postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and is admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She undertook her pupillage at Muma and Kanjama Advocates. In addition to being a practising advocate, Ms Shako has five years experience in academia. She has previously lectured Company law, UK and Kenyan Taxation Law and the Law of Contracts at the Strathmore Law School, Strathmore School of Management and Commerce and the Strathmore School of Accountancy.
Her areas of scholastic interest include Commercial Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Law of Contracts, the Law of Business Associations, Labour law, Accounting for Lawyers, Tort Law, Human Rights Law and Constitutional Law. Her ongoing research relates to the different Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms and their impact on the justice system in Kenya.
Ms. Caroline Lichuma
Victor Lando is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Degree from the University of Nairobi as well as Master of Laws (LLM) in Human Rights and Democratisation from the University of Pretoria. He also holds certificates in strategic leadership and International Criminal Investigations from the Kenya School of Government and the Institute of International Criminal Investigations in the Hague, the Netherlands respectively. He is currently completing his Doctoral studies at the University of Pretoria. Victor brings on board 11 years’ experience in the legal sector with a specialty in Constitutional Litigation, Commercial law, Corporate law, Intellectual Property Law, Employment and Labour Relations as well as Human Rights, Humanitarian and Refugee law.
He has worked for a number of reputable institutions including the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, the International Rescue Committee and the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees. (UNHCR).
His research interests include human rights and regional integration, corruption and governance, comparative constitutionalism as well as international law.
He currently teaches legal research and writing and administrative law and is the faculty in charge of student activities and mentorship.