Research at Strathmore University

Research and Innovation is one of our strategic pillars as a university. Strathmore University is considered to be a center of excellence in teaching and research. We wish to enhance this by providing facilities and support for innovative research and extension services. We want to provide a conducive environment for the continuous education and improvement of staff in their academic and professional careers. We aim to forge academic partnerships and links with other academic institutions, the professions, industry and commerce and to be at the forefront of technological innovation and its specific application within the local context.

Research At Strathmore Law School

  • Strathmore Dispute Resolution Centre (SDRC)
The Strathmore Dispute Resolution Centre (SDRC) is a justice and research centre located within Strathmore Law School focused on promoting and facilitating alternative dispute resolution in Kenya and the wider East Africa. Visit Website    
  • Strathmore Extractives Industry Centre (SEIC)
 The Strathmore Extractives Industry Centre (SEIC) is an autonomous research centre based at the Strathmore University School of Law, for advanced multi-disciplinary university-stakeholder research into the social science areas of oil, gas and mining issues. SEIC seeks to bridge theory and practice in Kenya’s (and the broader East Africa region) extractive sector and support constructive dialogue and collaboration among companies, relevant agencies of government, civil society, and local communities through its key activity of research. Our aim is that research-led co-operation among these varied stakeholders will lead to knowledge promotion of the industry and constructive dialogue on the motivations and objectives of the various economic forces, agents and policy makers that operate in or influence the performance of the extractive sector. Visit Website    
  • Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT)
The Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) is a part of Strathmore Law School, and is an innovative Centre for evidence-based research and training in intellectual property and information technology law and policy. Our Mission is to help Kenyans in all types of industry and arts effectively use Intellectual Property on a global and local scale. Visit Website    
  • Policy Innovation Centre
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  • Strathmore Tax Research Centre (STRC)
The mission of STRC is to carry out research, provide executive (legal) training, host conferences and provide consultancy services in the area of domestic and international tax law, utilising the excellent facilities available at SLS. STRC also contributes to the activities of SLS by supporting the tax law academic programs through the participation of the law students in the Centre’s research projects and by teaching tax law subjects. Additionally, STRC contributes to development of fiscal policy and carry out research into dispute resolution in this area with a view to promoting more efficient, expeditious, and fair ways of resolving these disputes. Housed within an institution of higher learning, STRC is uniquely well-positioned to tap into positive international partnerships and collaborative working for benchmarking, experience sharing and best practice modelling.    
  • Strathmore Centre for Law and Policy
Strathmore Centre for Law and Policy (SCLP) is a research hub housed under Strathmore University Law School. It is a leading Centre for excellence promoting research in governance, regional integration, business, and human rights, litigation, legal education, and integrity systems, with the objective of supporting the Law School in meeting its research goals.
  • Strathmore Institute for Advanced Studies in International Criminal Justice (SIASIC)
The Strathmore Institute for Advanced Studies in International Criminal Justice (SIASIC) is a specialized interdisciplinary research, academic and training institute based at Strathmore Law School.  Visit Website
The Strathmore Law Clinic is a student-run, faculty-supervised institution established in 2016 with the singular mandate being to enhance access to justice to all with a special focus on the indigent in the society. The Clinic comprises three units: criminal justice, human rights and entrepreneurship. Each unit focuses on a special area of law; and employs multiple avenues – including outreach and legal aid programs, advocacy, research, conferences and webinars – all aimed at attaining the Clinic’s mandate while enriching the Clinicians’ experiences and interaction with law in motion. In 2020, the Clinic set up a research wing that undertakes cutting-edge legal research and analysis in response to topical societal challenges. The Clinic is domiciled at the Strathmore Law School with its offices located at the third floor of the STMB.
Strathmore Law Journal is a platform open to scholars and researchers around the world. It publishes original studies related to human rights and the law in Africa. The studies have a philosophical, public policy, governance and economic perspective as well. The Journal’s purpose is to promote the diffusion of knowledge and the promotion of inter-disciplinary debate on different legal issues. Visit Website.
The Strathmore Law Review (SLR) is an annual peer-reviewed, student-edited, academic law journal published by the Strathmore University Law School in conjunction with the Strathmore University Press.

The SLR considers submissions from pre-PhD students annually. Currently, it is the only consistent and high-level student law review in Kenya. Over the years, it has continued to receive submissions by authors, both locally and internationally.

The SLR’s philosophy is to open the gates of legal scholarship for aspiring authors. It aims to do this by encouraging young legal scholars to research and write on legal matters affecting the continent, as can be evidenced from its past volumes.

The SLR has quality assurance measures. This includes a selection and grading rubric to ensure uniformity in selection, and a double-blind review editing process which works to ensure objectivity throughout the process. The editors also provide quality feedback to the authors, irrespective of the outcome of the selection process, to help them improve their legal research and writing skills. It is in this spirit that it hopes to ensure that young legal intellectuals deepen their understanding of social and legal realities and offer thoughtful and practical solutions. Visit Website.