Pupillage Opportunities At The National Council For Law Reporting (Kenya Law)

    Vacancy Description

    The National Council for Law Reporting (Kenya Law) is a state corporation established by the National Council for Law Reporting Act, 1994. The statutory mandate of Kenya Law is to publish the official Kenya Law Reports which are compilations of the decisions of the superior courts of Kenya, and the revision and updating the Laws of Kenya. Kenya Law is a leading publisher of public legal information.

    Kenya Law is looking for highly organized and self-motivated professionals to serve in the
    below positions:


    Ref: KL/HR/2018/167
    Job Title: Pupils (3 post)
    Department: Law Reporting
    Reporting to: Senior Law Reporter
    Terms of engagement: Six (6) months


    Duties and responsibilities will entail:

    1. Reading through the cases allocated to them and identifying reportable cases as per the Law Reporting Policy;
    2. Preparation of case summaries for the cases identified as reportable as per the Law Reporting Policy;
    3. Analysing case law and synthesizing the trend of jurisprudence within a particular area of law.
    4. Researching on precedent setting authorities within varied jurisdictions of common law;
    5. Writing analytical summaries of written arguments or evidence and assessing the argument in light of academic legal literature and case law;
    6. Carrying out research on changes which have taken place in the Laws of Kenya so as to facilitate revision of statutes;
    7. Conducting situational analysis of the legal systems; and


    For consideration to this position, a candidate must have:

    1. Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized institution.
    2. Completed the academic programme at the Kenya School of Law.
    3. Good interpersonal and communication skills.
    4. Team player with proactive attitude.

    Kenya Law is an equal opportunity employer providing an opportunity for students and employees to learn the practical skills in legal research, law reporting and law revision. In keeping with its constitutional obligations under The Constitution of Kenya, 2010 particularly Articles 27(4) and 232(h), Kenya Law encourages qualified and suitable persons from minority groups, or marginalized communities and persons with disabilities to apply for aforementioned opportunities.

    Interested candidates should complete the job application template and email their current curriculum vitae to the following address: recruit@kenyalaw.org on or before 15th November 2018.

    Candidates who canvass for these positions will be disqualified. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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