Prof. Jjuuko is an Advocate and Professor of Law and Jurisprudence. He holds a Master of Laws from the University of Dar es Salaam/Makerere University 1977-1978; a Diploma in Advanced International Conflict from the University of Uppsala, Sweden, 1993; a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre, Kampala, Uganda 1981-1982; a Bachelor of Laws from Makerere University 1973-1976; and a Certificate in Extractives from the Colombia University, New York, 2017.
He is one of the top-ranking professors in the country, having begun his 43-year teaching career at the School of Law, at Makerere University in 1976 until 2019. He is currently Dean Faculty of Law, Uganda Martyrs University. At Makerere University, he was Head, Law and Jurisprudence, School of Law from 1995-2017; Dean from 1988-1995; and Head Commercial Law and Jurisprudence from 1983-1988. He has held different administrative positions including: Chairman of the Makerere Academic Staff Association (1988-1993); the Examination Irregularities Committee, Makerere University (1990-1994); the Academic Programmes Review Committee, Makerere University (2009-2010); and the Contracts Committee Makerere University (2004-2010).
He was also a Member of the Makerere University Council (1988-1995 and 2002); the Administration & Development Committee, Makerere University (1990-1993); the Makerere University Staff Tribunal (2007-2011) and of various permanent and Ad hoc Committees in Makerere University over the years.
Outside the University, Prof. Jjuuko has been a member of the Editorial Board, Uganda Law Reports; of the Executive of Uganda Law Society (1986-1989); the Uganda Law Council (1988-1994); the Uganda Law Development Centre Management Committee (1988-1994); the Committee for Legal Education in East Africa (1988-1994); and the Scientific Committee, NURRU, Centre for Basic Research ( 1994 – to-date ). He is an Examiner of the Uganda Institute of Bankers and the Uganda Management Institute. He has written extensively and published on various subjects including on critical areas of governance in East Africa (including specialization in media law). He has in this regard also been a member of the Editorial Board, Uganda Law Reports; and Editor of the East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights (1992-1996).
He has worked variously with and engaged with civil society. His legal scholarship as a lecturer and work with NGOs have exposed him to a good appreciation of the EA governance and constitutional landscape. He Chaired Kituo cha Katiba’s fact-finding missions to Tanzania in 2009-2010, which produced the report: Federation Within Federation. The Tanzania Union Experience and The East African Integration Project; and the one in 2017-2018, that produced the report, Peace and Unity in the Isles: Prospects of a Government of National Unity in Zanzibar.
He was one of the experts from Uganda and Kenya that that reviewed and made proposals on the Proposed Constitution of Tanzania and presented their findings to the Warioba Committee in 2015, under the auspices of Kituo cha Katiba. He serves on the Board of the International Governance Alliance (IGA) in Uganda (IGA) an NGO based in Uganda.
He has been involved in initiating public interest litigation namely: Prof. Frederick E. Ssempebwa, Prof. Frederick Jjuuko, Kituo cha Katiba v. Attorney General, Civil Application No.5 of 2019 (Arising out of Presidential Election Petition No.1 of 2016); in which he conceptualized and provided technical guidance prior to instituting it and during its hearing.
He was a consultant for the World Bank and Government of Uganda, Member of Committee on Legal Training and Accreditation in Uganda, 1995. He was the consultant for the Book Project of former Chief Justice of Uganda, Benjamin Odoki, The Search for a National Consensus: The Making of the Uganda Constitution 1995, (2004-2005).