Immaculate Juma is an Advocate (of the High Court of Kenya) and an artist whose inclination towards the arts has largely influenced her practice in areas oflaw including Intellectual Property law, Art Law, Privacy and Image Rights and Employment. She completed her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from The University of Nairobiand has previously worked at Mohammed Muigai Advocates, J. Louis Onguto Advocates and the Karen Village Arts Cultural and Heritage Centre. Additionally, she holds a Certificate in Copyright Lawfrom Harvard Law School from the CopyrightX Program; adistance-learning initiative of Harvard Law School and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.

She has participated in Parliamentary Committee discussions on the Copyright Amendment Bill 2017 and taken part in legal aid clinics conducted in art centers within Nairobi. She is also a member of the Kenya National Visual Arts Association (KNVAA) Legal and Policy Review team.

As an artist she has:

  • Two Certificates in Colour Theory and Oil Painting from the Buru Buru Institute of Fine Arts (BIFA);
  • Hosted an Arts, Culture and Heritage Exhibition titled “UrembonaHekima” held at the National Museums of Kenya from November 2017 to January 2018;
  • Been a mentee of Artist Patrick Mukabi, and,
  • Exhibited works at the PaayaPaa Gallery.

She is also an alumnus of the ‘Jackson Biko’masterclass 2018.

Immaculate is currently practicing law whilst also teaching Music Business and Protection of Intellectual Property at Africa Digital Media Institute (ADMI) Nairobi and works with creatives on diverse areas of art law including protection of their Intellectual Property (IP), IP Management and contract negotiation.