Professor & Deputy Dean Faculty of Law
Laurence Juma is a Professor of International Law and Deputy Dean, Faculty of Law, Rhodes University, South Africa, and a Professorial Fellow, Centre for Jurisprudence and Constitutional Studies, Kabarak University, Kenya. Prior to his current posts, he has been an academic member of the Faculties of Law of Nairobi University, National University of Lesotho, and Fort Hare University. He has also held visiting positions in Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic and the Danish Centre for Human Rights, in Copenhagen, Denmark. He holds degrees of Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Nairobi University, Master of Laws (LLM) from University of Pennsylvania, USA, Master of Arts (MA) in Conflict Studies from Notre Dame University, USA and Doctor of Laws (LLD) from Fort Hare University, Republic of South Africa.
Professor Juma has taught a variety of undergraduate and post graduate law courses in his career. These include customary law, property law, international human rights law, constitutional law, public international law and international humanitarian law. He has also supervised Masters and doctoral thesis on topics related to international law, international humanitarian law, human rights and customary law. His current research interests are in the area of human rights, conflict studies, humanitarian law and international law. He has published 47 journal articles and book chapters, and 2 books.