Professors Adams and Hagan Help Kenya Law School Train Faculty
Following Professor Cynthia Adams’ visit to Kenya in September 2011, the Kenya Law School invited Professor Adams back to the school to conduct a five-day clinical skills workshop for the school's faculty from January 30 to February 3, 2012. Professor Adams along with Professor Carrie Hagan and Professor Mimi Samuel of Seattle University School of Law presented on teaching methodology for clinical skills, including transactional and probate drafting, live client clinics, experiential learning, and pre-trial drafting.
Kenya Law School, founded in 1963 as the country’s first law school, began its one-year Advocates Training Programme in 2008 upon recommendation from the Ministerial Taskforce on the Development of a Policy and Legal Framework for Legal Education in Kenya. The Advocates Training Programme provides clinical skills training to prepare students for admission to the Roll of Advocates and to become officers of Kenya’s High Court. Admission to the programme requires, among other criteria, that the applicant hold a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) from a recognized university. Successful completion of the Advocates Training Programme results in a post-graduate diploma.