WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,544 /year
Applications Begin:August 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Law
Campus:Parklands Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

Course Rationale
Society is dynamic and new issues emerge that require urgent response. There is therefore high demand for specialized and internationally responsive Legal Education. However, current law programs offered by various legal training institutions do not address these issues sufficiently. Thus the establishment of the School of Law at Mount Kenya University is a response to a felt need.

This need covers the emerging trends in various aspects of life. Following a needs assessment exercise that involved the input of various stakeholders the following key areas were identified: inadequacy in research training; lack of training in legislative drafting, law reform, and election law.

Why study the programme
1. Apply legal theory, principles and rules in political, social and economic contexts;
2. Demonstrate skills in legal research, logical argumentation, vigorous analysis of legal principles and courtroom techniques;
3. Analyze the challenges facing Africa and the role of the legal profession in addressing them;
4. Formulate and defend a robust and thoughtful code of professional conduct consistent with the guidelines of the profession and their religious and/or moral values system(s);
5. Compare and evaluate the relative merits of different legal and policy arguments as articulated in case law and legal scholarship;
6. Communicate effectively using appropriate legal terminologies and also be able to discuss legal materials— statutes, cases, academic papers, court summaries— which are written in legal technical language;
7. Conduct effective legal research which contributes and enhances legal knowledge base

Programme Objectives
1. To expose students to the multifaceted nature of the development process and arouse their intellectual and practical interest in the phenomena of nation building, fidelity to the law and its institutions and so develop responsibility for the national heritage.
2. To introduce students to the social foundations and perspectives of the law.
3. To inculcate in students sufficient technical skills for the extraction and communication of legal information to make their intellectual and professional lives exciting and fulfilling.
4. To introduce students to the international legal order, its various manifestations and relationships with the municipal legal systems.
5. To encourage academic dynamism through research, publications and exchange of ideas
6. To initiate exchange programs with local and international institutions
7. To program the clinical seminars as an opportunity for conducting practical research and sharing findings

Admission Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements for a Bachelor of Laws Curriculum
a)    Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ and a minimum of B in English;
b)    Be a holder of the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) or equivalent certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and one subsidiary pass, and a minimum of a credit pass in English in the Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE);
c)    Be a holder of an undergraduate degree from an institution recognised by the Council of the University;
d)    Be a holder of a diploma in a relevant discipline from an institution recognised by the Council of the University
e)    Be a holder of any other qualification accepted by the Senate of the University as equivalent to any of the above.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan and East African applicants: $9
Application Fees for International Students: $46

Application Guidelines:
**Application forms can be downloaded from or collected from the school campuses/ marketing centres. Duly filled application forms should be addressed to the Registrar – Academic Administration.

The following Documents should be made available:
– Copies of all academic certificates including secondary school certificates, Bachelors, Diplomas & Certificate level transcripts and certificates.
– One (1) recent passport size photograph (write your name on reverse side)
– Copy of national I.D/Passport.

Application fee is as follows:
– a) Kshs 1000 for Certificate, Diploma and under- graduate programs for the East African applicants. USD 50 for the Non-East African Applicants.
– Kshs 2000 for Postgraduate programmes for East African Applicants. USD 100 for Non-East African Applicants.

Application for admission does not guarantee admission into the University for course applied for; this will be subject to fulfilment of all requirements and class size as approved by the University Senate.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Arbitrator
– Barrister
– Barrister’s clerk
– Chartered legal executive
– Company secretary
– Costs lawyer
– Detective
– Licensed conveyancer
– Paralegal
– Solicitor

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan and East African applicants: $1,544
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,853

Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs. 170,000
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs 204,000
Students from Countries in the East African  Community (EAC), pay the same amount as Kenyan Students. The six countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

– All international students (Non East African) are to pay additional (statutory fee, quality assurance & tuition fee) of 20% above the normal fee.
– The university fees payment can also be done in easy instalments within the semester. The instalments are as follows: 30% upon registration, 30%- second instalment, 20%-third instalment 20% – fourth instalment.

Relevant Contact

Faculty of Law office
Responsible for faculty of law enquiries
Admissions Office
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School Office
For General Enquiries