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 as legal interns:
Legal Interns Ref: KL/HR/2017/008
Kenya Law is an equal opportunity employer that provides an opportunity for students to learn the practical skills whenever a vacancy arises. In keeping with its constitutional obligations under The Constitution of Kenya, 2010 particularly Articles 22(3) and 232(h), Kenya Law encourages qualified and suitable persons from minority groups, or marginalized communities and persons with disabilities to apply for this internship vacancy.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter together with the current curriculum vitae to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org before 20th January, 2017.
Candidates who canvass for these positions will be disqualified. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Job Title: Legal Intern
Reporting to: Senior Law Reporter
Terms of engagement: Six (6) months
Duties and responsibilities will entail:-
i. Reading through the cases allocated to them and identifying reportable cases as per the Law Reporting Policy;
ii. Preparation of case summaries for the cases identified as reportable as per the Law Reporting Policy;
iii. Analyzing case law and synthesizing the trend of jurisprudence within a particular area of law.
iv. Researching on precedent setting authorities within varied jurisdictions of common law;
v. Liaising with judicial offers and judicial researchers in order to keep abreast with the development of jurisprudence within a given area of law;
vii. Writing analytical summaries of written arguments or evidence and assessing the argument in light of academic legal literature and case law;
viii. Carrying out research on changes which have taken place in the Laws of Kenya so as to facilitate revision of statutes;
ix. Conducting situational analysis of the legal systems; and
x. Liaising with the Attorney General’s office in matters relating to the revision of Laws of Kenya.
For consideration to this position, a candidate must have:-
i. A law degree from a recognized University
ii. Completed the academic programme at the Kenya School of Law.