Prof. Makau Mutua ‘Great Legal Mind’ Honoured in the US



The distinguished towering constitutional law professor Makau Mutau has been recognized as a great legal mind in the United States of America.

Acknowledging the award professor Makau said “am humbled to be recognized among great legal professionals of color in the United States“” —

According to research by County diary, Makau W. Mutua is a Kenyan-American professor of law.

In December 2014, Mutua resigned as Dean of the University at Buffalo Law School after a controversial seven year-term.

He still remains a SUNY Distinguished Professor and the Floyd H. & Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar at the Law School.

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He is a lawyer by Profession he will be remembered as the only lawyer who refused to acknowledge Kenyan Peresident Uhuru Kenyatta as the duly elected president of the Republic of Kenya.

He is a member of the
Council on Foreign Relations .[3] In October 2015, he joined the World Bank in Washington D.C. to work on governance and human rights.

On 13 January 2017, Mutua was elected to a four-year term as Chairman of the Board of Advisors of the Rome-based International Development Law Organization.

He had been Vice Chair of IDLO since 2016.

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Originally, Mutua had been elected to a four-year term on the recommendation of the Obama Administration to the Board of Advisors of the International Development Law Organization or IDLO which is based in Rome, Italy.

He was re-elected to a second final four-year term in November 2016.

Education: Harvard Law School, University Of Dar Es Salaam, Alliance High School.

Founded in 1887, the University at Buffalo School of Law (also known as UB Law, State University of New York at Buffalo Law School , or SUNY Buffalo Law School ) is a
graduate professional school at the University at Buffalo.

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It is the State University of New York (SUNY) system’s only law school. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University at Buffalo School of Law 104th (tied) in the nation for 2020. [4] The University at Buffalo School of Law is No. 1 in Thomson Reuter’s “Super Lawyers” ranking of law graduates practicing in Upstate New York, which includes 54 of the 62 counties in New York State. This is in addition to the UB Law School’s 2010 national ranking, where it placed 48th out of the 180 law schools in the country that produced Super Lawyers, a measure which examines “twelve