All Law courses in Kenya, qualifications, and institutions

In Kenya, there is a high demand for highly qualified legal professionals. Law is a vibrant and dynamic career that opens doors to working in parastatals, international organizations, NGOs, and…

In Kenya, there is a high demand for highly qualified legal professionals. Law is a vibrant and dynamic career that opens doors to working in parastatals, international organizations, NGOs, and private practice.

Would you like to practice law in Kenya? Well, in this article, we will have a look at all law courses in Kenya, Law schools, and entry requirements.

Ready to start your legal career in Kenya? Let’s get to it.

An overview of law courses in Kenya

The following is a list of all law courses offered in Kenyan universities. We shall later look at the entry requirements and institutions offering the courses. Keep it here.

  1. Bachelor of Law
  2. Diploma in Law
  3. Diploma in paralegal studies.
  4. Advocates training program.
  5. Masters of Laws.
  6. Doctor of Philosophy in Law

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) in Kenya (Requirements and institutions)

Bachelor of Laws is a 4-year undergraduate law course in Kenya offered by various public and private universities in Kenya. To be admitted to the bar in Kenya, you need a law degree and advocate training from the Kenya School of Law.

Entry requirements for a law degree in Kenya

The following are the entry requirements for a law degree in Kenya as set by the Kenya School of Law.

  1. A KCSE mean grade of at least C plus.
  2. A minimum of B plain in either English or Kiswahili.
  3. A diploma in law from an institution recognized by the Law Society of Kenya (LSK).

Law schools in Kenya

You can enroll for Bachelor of Laws in any of the following law schools in Kenya

Law schoolInstitution
type
Africa nazarene university – school of lawPrivate
Catholic university of eastern Africa – school of lawPrivate
Chuka university – school of lawPublic
Daystar university – school of lawPrivate
Egerton university – school of lawPublic
Jomo kenyatta university of agriculture and technology school of lawPublic
Kabarak university – school of lawPrivate
Kenyatta university – school of lawPublic
Kisii university – school of lawPublic
Maseno university – school of lawPublic
Moi university – school of lawPublic
Mount kenya university – school of lawPrivate
University of embu – school of lawPublic
University of nairobi – school of lawPublic
Public and Private Law schools in Kenya

Diploma in Law/paralegal studies

This course prepares students to undertake paralegal duties. The course takes two years to complete and graduates are eligible to enroll for a bachelor’s degree in law.

We have covered in detail the entry requirements, and institutions offering diploma in law.

Advocates training program (Post-graduate diploma in Law)

Post graduate diploma is only offered at the Kenya School of Law. Without this qualification, you cannot be admitted to the bar.

Requirements

  1. Be a bachelor of law graduate from a Kenyan University or a university recognized in Kenya.
  2. Meet the entry requirements for a bachelor of Laws.

Other law courses in Kenya

At the master of law level, you can study specialized fields of practice such as;

  1. Labour Law.
  2. Business Law.
  3. cooperate Law.
  4. Family Law.
  5. Tax Law.

There are more specializations.

Winding Up

We have covered all law courses in Kenya, entry requirements, and where they are offered. Do you qualify for any? Congratulations. All the best in your Law career.

If you didn’t qualify or you have a change of heart, there are more courses available at your disposal.

Do you have any questions? Please ask in the comments section or send us an Email.

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