Name: Mrs. Catherine Irumbi
An International Business Law Masters graduate with relevant experience in research, developed at the university and work experience with different universities, private law firms and the Kenyan judiciary. Passionate about laws governing the national and international market and the need for reforms aimed at increasing trade. Currently seeking to join one of the most dynamic organization whose mission and job specification will not only exploit my experience, knowledge and abilities but also strengthen my skills as well as field exposure in international business.
RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE
June 2018- Present: Tutorial Fellow at Kenyatta University, School of Law
- PhD Candidate, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)
- I have developed course content for various lectures including International Dispute Resolution, Constitutional Law, Social Foundations of Law and Labor Law
- Reviewed Curriculum for various units including International Dispute Resolution, Constitutional Law and Social Foundations of Law
- Developed online modules for Constitutional Law and Social Foundations of Law
- Legal Review and Research on International Business Law
- Supervise dissertation students
- Offer Mentorship programs
Feb2018-May 2019: Part-time Lecturer at Catholic University of Eastern Africa
- I have acquired unrelenting passion to sharpen and excel in my research and communication skills which I have done through preparation for lectures in Insurance Law as well as Equity and Law of Trust.
- I developed course content as well as the course outlines for the lectures I offered.
- I have excellent team work skills which I have continued to acquire through interaction with the university members of staff.
Sept 2014-September 2017: Consultant/ Law tutor at Gems Cambridge International School
- I successfully developed the first law curriculum to be adopted by the institution and which is still used to date in line with the British Curriculum and in line with GEMS Study Policy.
- I developed the note work and course content for the classes that I offered in various legal fields such as Contract Law, Social Foundations of Law and Tort Law.
- I have also acquired excellent team work skills by working with the members of staff at the School.
- I took Students for Judicial Visits to Milimani Law Courts where they got to interact with the judicial officers as well attend court sessions as well as organized internal and external moot courts with other Kenya International schools offering Law as a unit.
- I attended law inset conference set by international schools offering Cambridge based curriculum where I was tasked with discussing course content and how effectively schools can inculcate practical /students based learning as opposed to theory/lecture based learning.
Sept 2014-September 2016: Part-time Lecturer at Kenyatta University School of Law and School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Department of Public Policy &Administration)
- I have acquired excellent research skills through the preparation for lecturers in various legal fields including international dispute resolution, constitutional law, land law, criminal law and international corporate governance.
- I have also acquired excellent team work skills by working with the members of staff at the university.
- I was involved in projects with the students who organized the all Kenyan moot competition whereby the university held a moot court competition for all the universities offering the law degree in Kenya.
Jan 2012 - July 2012: Internship/ Pupilage at P.M Wamae & Co. Advocates (Kenya)
- Improved my research and writing skills by analyzing numerous litigation cases and writing legal opinions on cases I attended in court.
- Worked as a team by supporting the advocates in dealing with the numerous questions from Clients. This gave me a platform to demonstrate excellent customer care as well as good communication, organizational, research skills as well as work ethics and data protection.
- Developed communication and organization skills as well as the ability to work under pressure whilst travelling to different Court’s registries where I carried out research on titles and also registration of titles.
- Learnt to work under pressure and meet deadlines by filing documents at the Court’s registries as well as following up on court orders.
- Occasionally worked as a receptionist where I received clients, received and directed calls, received and dispatched letters and also made appointments thereby sharpening my listening, communication and organizational skills.
- Managed supplies by ensuring that office stationeries were available for use within the office.
- Drafted various instruments based on client’s instructions which enhanced my attention to detail as well as IT skills.
Nov 2010- Dec 2010 : Internship at Robson Harris & Company Advocates (Kenya)
- Acquired research skills by writing legal opinions based on legislation concerning cases dealing with formation of companies and drafted numerous instruments which also enhanced my attention to details.
- Developed excellent team work skills as I assisted the advocates in drafting letters to the clients, binding of legal documents and also research on various laws.
- Carried out searches at the company registry thereby acquiring excellent organization skills and ability to work under pressure.
Oct 2010-Nov 2010 : Eastern-bypass Estate Limited (Kenya)
- Worked in a team of four under data entry department using spreadsheets on excel, an experience which developed my IT skills as well as team work.
April 2010-May 2010: Nairobi Children's Court (Kenya)
- Managed and assisted litigants at the court's offices by directing them to the different court rooms, in addition to advising them on the different court procedures under the supervision of a Magistrate thereby sharpening my communication and organization skills.
- Assisted in the preparation of the daily cause list thereby acquiring excellent attention to detail.
Nov 2009-Dec 2009: High Court (Traffic Division and City Court)
- Carried out research work on the different court systems by attending court proceedings and talking to the different court officers. This enabled me to develop my research skills as well as work ethics and data protection.
- In March, 2014 I was assigned the role of a team leader for volunteers at the International Student (Non EU) Careers Fair in Birmingham organized by Career Interactive Ltd where I enhanced my leadership, team work and interpersonal skills.
- In February, 2014 I helped organize the Kenya @ 50 Student’s Conference held at Coventry University where I developed further my team work, organizational skills.
- In July 2011, I participated in providing legal aid service in Kenya, a programme that was organized by the Ministry of Home Affairs in conjunction with the Kenya School of law Legal aid department, to the residents of Garsen, Tana River County. This enhanced my ability to work as a team as well as sharpened my communication skills.