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Tom Ojienda

Prof. Tom Odhiambo Ojienda

LSK Representative to the JSC


Born in Kenya

A senior partner of Prof.Tom Ojienda & Associates, Prof. Ojienda is an experienced Advocate of the High Court of more than 18 years standing. He is a holder of Masters of Law degree (LL.M) from King’s College London and has completed his Doctoral Degree at the University of South Africa and a bachelor of laws degree (LL.B) (from the University of Nairobi. He is experienced in trademarks and copy rights laws, both commercial litigation, and Conveyancing law. He has also consulted for the Land Commissions on Land Law Reform in Kenya, and Task Force on HIV/AIDS and sits on its implementation Committee.

Commissioner Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) Kenya and Associate Professor of Public Law, School of Law Moi University and Head, Department of Clinics and Externships.

While at Moi University, he has lectured the following subjects:-

Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Professional Ethics, Legal Systems and Methods, The Law of Succession, The Law of the Sea, Property Law, Gender and the Law, Proprietary Rights and Transactions, Clinicals and Concentrations.

Besides, he has been involved in the establishment of the Legal Aid Clinic at Moi University and The Justice for Children Legal Aid Project of the Rift Valley Law Society.


Professional details

Current Position(s)

Commisioner | Judicial Service Commision | The Kenya Government
Nairobi, Kenya | 2014 - present

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Elected representative of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) to the Judicial Service Commision (JSC)




Lecturer | Law | Moi University
Eldoret, Kenya

Academia, Education and Training

He lectures the following subjects; Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Professional Ethics, Legal Systems and Methods, The Law of Succession, The Law of
the Sea, Property Law, Gender and the Law, Proprietary Rights and Transactions, Clinicals and Concentrations.

He has taught and supervised one master of
Philosophy student at the school of Environmental
Studies.

Besides, he has been involved in the establishment of the Legal Aid Clinic at Moi University and The Juvenile Legal Aid Project of the Rift Valley Law Society


Judge | Moot Court Circuit Judge | The Kenya Government

Law Practice and Legal Services

He has taken part in the Annual African Universities Human Rights Moot Court series organized by the Centre of Human Rights University of Pretoria.

He has presided over court sessions in the following African Universities:-

• 5th – 10th October, 2000, University of Ghana, Legon
• 28th Sept. – 3rd Oct., 1998, Universidada Edvando Mondlane Maputo Mozambique
• 29th Sept. – 4th Nov., 1999, Universite’ de Cocody Abijan, C^ote d’ivore
• August, 2002 American University in Cairo
• August, 2003 Catholic University of Central Africa, Yaounde, Cameroon.
• August, 2004 University of Dar es salaam, Tanzania.
• August, 2005 University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
• August, 2006 University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
• August, 2007 University Gaston Berger De Saint Louis, Senegal.
• July, 2008 University of Pretoria, South Africa

He has participated in the above competition as team coach against the best universities in the world in the years April, 2007 and April, 2008. In April, 2007 the Moi University emerged as the 3rd best African team and in 2008 it was the best African team.


Previous Position(s)

President | East Africa Law Society
Nairobi, Kenya | 2006 - 2008

Law Practice and Legal Services


Chairman | Law Society of Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya | 2005 - 2007

Law Practice and Legal Services


Council Member | Law Society of Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya | 2003 - 2005

Law Practice and Legal Services


Educational history

Secondary

Machakos School, Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) KACE 17points, Machakos, Kenya (1986)
Machakos School, Machakos, Kenya (1981)

Tertiary

University of London

London, United Kingdom | 1993 - 1995

LL.M

Kings College, University of London, (LL.M)

Alliance Francaise

Nairobi, Kenya | 1993 - 1993

Diploma in French

Kenya School of Law

Nairobi, Kenya | 1992 - 1993

Diploma in Law

PGD

University of Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya | 1988 - 1991

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)

University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika

Johannesburg, South Africa | Completed 2010

Doctorate in Law - LL.D

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