Strathmore University Law School students, in collaboration with the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT), facilitated discussions on various subjects at the Young Scientists of Kenya (YSK) Law Outreach program held on 15th August 2020 through Zoom and Facebook Live. The program was aimed at educating, informing, and holding discussions with high school students under YSK on how the law intertwines with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
Jane Pamba kicked off the discussion with a talk on COVID-19, its effect on our lives, and the legal consequences that come with disobedience to government directives. Waya Ndegwa took the students through Technology Law and matters cyber-bullying and how to regulate tech law. Aisha Ochwada spoke on the relationship between Intellectual Property and STEM while Faith Njeri steered the discussion on the law as a career and how the law is a beneficial foundation for understanding and prospering in STEM. Andrew Ngurumi, an SLS Bachelor and Master of Laws alumnus, spoke on the use of technology in the legal field.
The focus of the outreach was to equip students with the knowledge they require to build a legal career as a field of interest. Present at the Outreach Program was, YSK board members; Dr. Kevit Desai CBS, Chairperson of YSK Board and Principal Secretary, State Department of East African Community (EAC), Ministry of EAC and Darren Gillen CEO Kartridges Kenya Limited, and YSK Intellectual Property Board Committee members.
The discussions were part of the YSK weekly series, where YSK participants interact with different career options and professionals. The series educates the students on how various careers intertwine or are relevant to STEM.
This week’s outreach was a success; there were an interactive question and answer session that highlighted pertinent concerns the students had on the topics that were discussed. The response from the students and viewers on Facebook Live was positive. A recorded version of the online session is accessible here.
This article was written by Faith Njeri, Strathmore Law School student.
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