Ms. Jackline Nyaga, JD

Ms. Jackline Nyaga, JD


Ms. Jackline M. Nyaga is a senior lecturer at the Riara University Law School. She graduated top of her class with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Nairobi in 1997. She was: the best overall student (1997); best final year law student (1997); best outstanding law graduate (1997); and best second year law student (1995). Subsequent to her undergraduate studies, she proceeded to the London School of Economics & Political Science under a full merit scholarship and graduated with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree.

After her first master’s degree, she pursued a second master’s degree, Master of the Science of Law (JSM) at Stanford Law School. Thereafter, she received another scholarship, the James E. Bye Scholarship, from the law firm of Holmes Roberts & Owen LLP in Denver, Colorado and was enrolled at the University of Colorado Law School where she attained a Juris Doctor (Doctor of Laws) degree. She worked at the law firm of Holmes Roberts & Owen LLP (now Bryan Cave HRO) as a summer associate and handled finance and corporate transactional documents including Deeds of Trust, Note Purchase Agreements and Convertible Promissory Notes. She also researched and wrote legal memoranda on various legal issues e.g. California’s law on arbitration agreements, contract on rights as capital assets under federal tax law.

She has previously been a lecturer at the University of Nairobi where she taught Banking and Finance Law, Intellectual Property Law and Jurisprudence. She has also provided research advice to undergraduate and graduate law students. She has also worked at the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy at McGill University in Quebec, Canada (as a Visiting Scholar), Investment & Mortgages Bank limited in Kenya (as the Legal Manager) and as an associate attorney at Mereka & Co. Advocates. She has published “Conflict and Overlaps of Jurisdiction of Various Regional Courts In Africa’’ in African Regional Courts and Their Role in the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, The Kenya Section of the International Commission Jurists, Judiciary Watch Report, 2007. She has also presented papers at Conferences, Workshops and Seminars. She is a member of the Law Society of Kenya.