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The Environmental law thematic area at CASELAP is designed to advance knowledge in environmental law within the country and the region. It also responds to market need for experts in environmental law within government, business, civil society and international agencies. Faculty members bring scholarly, practical and public service skills and experience in various disciplines of environmental law including land law, land use law, natural resource management, climate change law, biodiversity conservation, environmental impacts assessment, access to justice, alternative dispute resolution, international aspects, transboundary resource management, legal and institutional reforms, among other areas.

The specific objectives of the Environmental Policy Programme are to:

1. Enable students to have good knowledge of environmental law and equip them with hands-on and relevant skills in environmental governance;

2. Provide specialised training for those interested in practising environmental law as a specialised discipline either as drafters, legal advisers, corporate lawyers or legal practitioners;

3. Develop a cadre of professionals with skills and expertise to incorporate environmental considerations in all planning and legal instruments

4. Promote knowledge and insights for protection of the threshold of sustainability in the utilization or enjoyment of the environment

5. Prepare managers for informed interventions, avoidance and/or settlement of disputes on environmental matters; and

6. Offer quality training to prepare those aspiring to pursue scholarship at doctoral, research or teaching levels to ensure inter-generational succession of environmental management expertise

Members of Thematic Area:

  1. Prof Charles Okidi - Head of Thematic Area

    

Dr Robert Kibugi

Dr Kariuki Muigua

Dr Collins Odote

Degree Programmes:

Master of Arts in Environmental Law

Code

Course Name

Course Hours

 

MEL 602

Law, Environment And Development

45

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MEL 603

Research Methodology In Environmental Law Studies

45

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MEL 604

Seminars On Research Methods And Legal Writing

45

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MEL 605

Theory And Process Of Environmental Law And Policy Making

45

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MEL 607

International Environmental Law

45

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MEL 608

Environmental Justice And Dispute Resolution

 

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MEL 609

Tools And Procedures For Environmental Assessment

 

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MEL 610

Economics Of Environmental Governance

45

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MEL 701

Energy Law

 

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MEL 703

Water Resources Law

45

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MEL 704

Land Use Law

45

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MEL 705

Human Rights And The Environment

45

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MEL 706

Mineral Resources Law

45

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MEL 707

Legal Issues In Disaster Management

 

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MEL 708

Environmental Law In Conflict Situations

45

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MEL 709

Gender Aspects Of Natural Resource Law

45

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MEL 710

Urban And Regional Planning Law

 

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MEL 711

Environmental Law Issues In Business Transactions

45

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MEL 712

International Trade And Environmental Law

 

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MEL 714

Biodiversity Law

45

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MEL 715

Public Health And Waste Management Law

 

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MEL 716

Technology And Environmental Law

45

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MEL 798

Research Project

180

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MEL 799

Thesis

360

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Semester: 1

Course Code

Course Name

Course Hours

 

MEL 601

Environmental Jurisprudence

45

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Possible Career Opportunities from Environmental Law Studies:

1. Private sector environmental lawyer

2. Public service environmental service (government, state corporations, county governments)

3. Researcher and university scholar

4. Consultant advisor to governments, international agencies, civil society

5. Expert on financial and economic aspects of environmental management

  • Research Projects by Faculty Members:

1. Access to Land and Land Based Resources among Women in Pastoralist and Forest-Dwelling Communities in East Africa – IDRC funded Project.

2. Renewable Energy Policy Guidelines – UNEP funded project.

3. Soil Conservation practices and climate change adaptation strategies – RUFORUM funded project.

4. Developing biomass pyrolysis stoves for bio-energy use by rural households and SME’s in Kenya - NCST funded project.

5. The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AGMIP)

 

NEWS AND EVENTS

caselap graduate students present thesis research proposals, 29-30 july 2013

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