Portia Karegeya earned a postgraduate LL.B. degree from the University of Cape Town in 2011, where she also graduated with a Bachelor of Economics and Law. In 2013, Karegeya obtained a Master of Laws from McGill University. Her primary academic focus has been pharmaceutical patents and access to affordable medicines. Karegeya is committed to the ideals of human rights and social justice and ultimately plans to pursue these ideals through a career in public interest law.