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Eric Kibet Morusoi - LL.M., 2011

ll.m. alumni profiles

Eric Kibet Morusoi

Advocate of the High Court of Kenya; Lecturer, Riara Law School, Nairobi, Kenya.  Bar Qualification, Kenya School of Law, LL.B., University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.

“To prepare for a future career in academia, I wanted an LL.M from an American law school with a suitable environment for research and study in my areas of interest. With excellent resources; an accomplished and welcoming faculty; a serene wooded campus in the outskirts of a vibrant metropolitan city; and a cosmopolitan community of friendly and intelligent students, BC Law turned out to be the ideal place.”

Eric Morusoi was ten years old when ethnic violence broke out in his home town of Nakuru, Kenya, and he and his family were forced to flee.  Years later, this experience of violence borne of intolerance motivated him to study law with a public focus, particularly human rights and humanitarian law.  He completed his LL.B. studies at the University of Nairobi with honors, having served on the editorial board of the University of Nairobi Law Journal, been active in Christian student organizations, and participated in moot court competitions organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross.  Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court in Kenya in 2009, he worked for two years at Daly & Figgis Advocates, one of Kenya’s leading law firms.  His other experience includes an internship at the High Court of Kenya, research work for the International Justice Mission (Nairobi), and teaching in a secondary school and a computer training college. 

While at BC Law, Eric focused his studies on human rights, international law, and legal theory.  To sharpen his lawyering skills, he also took a course in dispute negotiations. Eric is now an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and teaches law at Riara Law School in Nairobi, Kenya.  He intends to pursue doctoral studies and plans a long-term career in academia and public service.