Dr Liz Macharia Mokobi
Senior Lecturer, and Head of Department
Professional Qualifications

LLD (UP) LLM (Cantab) LLB (UB)

Brief Biography

Dr Elizabeth Macharia- Mokobi began her legal career in 2002 following successful completion of her Bachelors degree in Law at the University of Botswana '01 and her Masters degree in international law at the University of Cambridge '02. After several years as a litigation attorney in private practice Dr Macharia Mokobi joined the Adminisitration of Justice as a Magistrate. In this role, Dr Macharia developed a keen interest in sentencing procedures and practice. Dr Macharia- Mokobi joined academia in 2008. Her teaching areas are  international law and criminal procedure. Dr Macharia-Mokobi completed her studies in 2015. She is only the second Motswana woman to obtain a doctoral degree in Law. Her area of research was comparative sentencing law and practice. Dr Mokobi is the author of 17 journal articles and book chapters.

Dr Macharia- Mokobi was appointed Head of Department in 2019. She is proud to be the first female substantive Head of the Law Department since its inception. Dr Macharia Mokobi participates in the life of the University by serving in several University Boards. She is also Training Coordinator for the Botswana Chapter of the Association of Women Judges and Magistrates. Dr Macharia Mokobi is an advocate for strong families and is a founding trustee of the Institute for the Family Trust which runs programs aimed at strengthening parenting and family life. Dr Macharia Mokobi lives in Gaborone with her husband  and 7 children. 

Teaching Areas
  • International Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Succession and Administration of Estates
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International Criminal Law
Research Areas

Dr Mokobi research areas include aspects of International and  Comparative Law including refugee law , sentencing law and practice


Postgraduate Supervision Areas

International Law, International Humanitarian law, Refugee Law, Sentencing Law and Practice

Selected Publications

Recent publications include



A full research profile can be accessed at https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5358-7461

In pursuit of academic excellence