Prof. Collins Odote is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a Doctor of Philosophy in Law from the University of Nairobi. He is currently an Associate Professor of Law and the Associate Dean at the Faculty of Law and Research Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy (CASELAP) both at the University of Nairobi. He is also an arbitrator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Law Society of Kenya.
Professor Odote also serves as the President of the Association of Environmental Law Lecturers in Africa (ASELLAU), a continental network of scholars focusing on capacity building, research and knowledge exchange amongst universities and lecturers on teaching of environmental law in Africa.
Professor Odote was part of the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms (PWPER) and chaired the Cross-cutting committee.
His teaching and research instruments include land law, environment and natural resource management and governance. He links his academic work to policy and governance influence and in this regard is an accomplished consultant, facilitator, trainer public speaker and intellectual. He has consulted for and facilitated high-level meetings for all arms of Government at the national and county level and for non-state actors and international organizations.