Emily Wakesho Ngolo TRAIL+ 4
Emily was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. She is a lawyer and Advocate-in-training, awaiting admission as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL. B) Degree from the Strathmore Law School and attended the Advocates Training Programme at the Kenya School of Law in 2019. She is currently completing pupillage at a litigation law firm in Nairobi and awaiting admission.
Emily developed her passion for International trade law after pursuing the course as an elective in her 4th year of law school and successfully representing the University in the then ELSA (now John H Jackson) Moot Court Competition on WTO Law. Her team emerged 2nd place in the African Regional Round and proceeded to the final oral round in Geneva. She was then selected as the Prize winner of
the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) Traineeship and proceeded to attend a 4-month trade law traineeship in 2018. While there, as Junior Associate, she participated in exciting research projects focusing on WTO and RTA DSMs, trade facilitation, as well as emerging areas such as disruptive trade technologies.
In the coming year, Emily looks forward to undertaking the TRAIL+ Joint LL.M and DAS programme and will also be an à la carte participant in the EPLO LL.M in International Economic Law programme in Athens.
She aims to use her education to advance Africa’s place and participation in international trade and to advocate for economic policies that will foster sustainable development.