From an LLM in Dundee to running a legal practice in Kenya

Published on 9 June 2021

Wairimu Karanja, from Kenya, graduated in 2018 with LLM Energy Law and Policy and it helped her to hone her expertise in energy practice.

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Wairimu now runs a legal practice firm in Kenya, focusing on corporate law and energy law. Wairimu has continued to engage with the University and CEPMLP and tells us about the highlights of studying her masters in Dundee.

Wairimu says, “I did my Energy Law Masters after years of practice in project advisory so I knew what I wanted to get out of the course. Studying at the University of Dundee was exciting and highly engaging.”



“The Energy Law Masters Degree is also ranked the best internationally in its field, so it gets me respect and appreciation in my work One of the best things about my course was that the modules were relevant to current efforts on the international energy transition. This meant as students, we were all highly engaged, and lectures and group work were interactive. The online academic system was great with online library, Turnitin, lecture modules and materials - the technology was great.”

Wairimu Karanja

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“Dundee is a small city, so there is not too much hustle and bustle which meant I could focus on studies. Dundee has a rich cultural history and I had fun exploring the jute museum and the old churches. Nearby St. Andrews is beautiful and getting around was easy. There were good train and bus connections to Edinburgh, all of Scotland and London, and wider Europe travel. The cultural experience of Scotland is amazing.”

“The sports centre had the best yoga instructors! My favourite memory about studying in Dundee are the friendships I formed from the wide student body, especially from Africa. We had late night group work meetings at the library or flat cook-ins and did cultural tours to the Highlands together.

She continues, “The lecturers, staff and student body were all very engaged during my studies. CEPMLP continues to actively engage with alumni and provide opportunities. In 2019/2020, I was the Extractives Hub Champion for Kenya. Alumni are often invited for webinars, book contributions and videos. In general, the University of Dundee generally has great student relations.”

International Energy Law and Policy LLM

On this course, you will examine how energy is regulated, the legal structure of the electricity and gas industries, energy disputes, and their resolution.