The ALSA International Advisory Board is composed of influential figures in Africa and in diaspora from the legal academic world as well as professionals who are experts in legal development, mentoring of young lawyers and law students in the legal profession who seek to champion the spirit of pan-Africanism and the robust legal development in Africa.
This new step forward in the internationalization of ALSA meets a double objective:
Prof. PLO Lumumba
Professor PLO Lumumba is the Founder of the PLO Lumumba Foundation and a consultant with Lumumba and Lumumba Advocates, a member of the Africa Justice Group (AJG). He is an Advocate of the High Courts of Kenya and Tanganyika and a certified mediator. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya FCPS (K), a Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Management (FKIM) and Honorary Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (FAAS). He is the Chairman of Farafina
Investment Group in Monrovia, Liberia and Economic Strategic Growth and Development Initiative for Africa based in Nigeria.
He has authored several books on diverse subjects. With several speeches on diverse subjects delivered in and outside Africa, Lumumba is recognized as one of the leading public speakers in Africa and the African in Diaspora. He is the founder of several organizations including the PLO Lumumba Foundation, a charitable organization that has been in operation since 1990. He has also been twice recognized as one of the 100 most influential Africans.
Professor Kenneth B. Nunn
Kenneth B. Nunn is Professor of Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and an Affiliate Professor of African Studies and African American Studies. His research and teaching focuses on criminal law and procedure, race and racism, civil rights, cultural studies and African traditional law. He holds an A.B. degree from Stanford University (1980), and a J.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (1984). Before joining the University of Florida faculty in 1990, Professor Nunn was a public defender in San Francisco and at the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C. From 1986 to 1987, Professor Nunn served as a staff attorney for the Southern Africa Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
For several years, he was the director of the University of Florida-University of Cape Town Summer Law Program. As a visiting professor, he has taught at law schools in the United States, Poland, Uganda, Brazil and South Africa.
Dr. Faith Kabata
Designation: Dean of Kenyatta University School of Law, Kenya
Faith Kabata is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of KwaZulu Natal, DSI-Africa- Law Project since August 2022 and a lecturer in the Department of Public Law in Kenyatta University School of Law. She served as the Dean of Kenyatta University School of Law from 2019-2022. Her current post-doctoral research is on the emerging ethical and legal considerations in human genomics research.
Her teaching and research interests are in international human rights law, human rights law and public international law. She has published on permanent sovereignty over natural resources in Africa; law and religion, human rights and culture, right to nationality in Africa, older persons rights in Africa and on community land rights in Africa. In 2005 she received the Notre Dame Human Rights Award Fellowship and was in 2020 cited among 106 Model Students by the University of Nairobi, School of Law.
Prior to joining Kenyatta University School of Law she served as a Governance Advisor in the Presidency in Kenya, as an Assistant Executive Director in the Office of the Ombudsman in Kenya and as a Project Advisor on Good Governance in the German Technical Cooperation Programmes in Kenya. She has also conducted policy driven research for the World Bank, United Nations Development Fund, GIZ and SIDA.
She obtained her Bachelor of Laws Degree from University of Nairobi, Master of Laws Degree (magna cum laude) from University of Notre Dame, IN, USA and Doctor of Laws from the University of Pretoria. She holds post-graduate Diplomas in Legal Practice from the Kenya School of Law (Admission to the Kenyan Bar) and in project planning and management from the Unviersity of Nairobi. She serves on the Board of the Africa Consortium of Law and Religious Studies.