In our last post, we talked about the different types of law degrees you can get in Ghana. In this post, we’ll look at the best schools in Kenya that offer law degrees.
Strathmore University School of Law, University of Nairobi School of Law, Kenyatta University School of Law, Mount Kenya University School of Law, JKUAT School of Law,
How to get into law school in Kenya
In Kenyan universities, the Bachelor of Laws program takes at least FOUR years and consists of EIGHT semesters. In other words, you must finish the LLB course in no less than 4 academic years and no more than 6 academic years to be eligible for this award.
Before you can study law in Kenya, you need to meet the following requirements;
Have a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E.) mean grade of C+ (C plus) or the equivalent OR
Have a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E.) mean grade of C plain or an equivalent, plus a relevant diploma from a recognized institution (you must have gotten a distinction/credit pass on the diploma). Also, the diploma must have been earned over at least 2 years OR
Have at least two Principal A, B, or C passes on the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) or an equivalent qualification OR
Have a relevant degree (or degrees) from an accredited university and a mean grade of B (B Plain) or higher in English at the KCSE or a qualification that is equivalent.
Top Kenyan schools that offer law degrees
The law school at Strathmore University
Strathmore is known as one of the best law schools in Kenya. In 2017, this school did the best on the annual bar exams. At other universities in Kenya, the pass rate was as low as 10%, but at this one, it was 66.6%, which was the highest.
The School of Law at the University of Nairobi
The Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) programs at the University of Nairobi School of Law began in 1970. Throughout this period, the institution has achieved numerous accolades and has produced some of Kenya’s most brilliant lawyers.
The school of law at Kenyatta University
The KU branch is in Parklands, along Chemilil road, in the capital city’s idyllic suburbs. Students can feel safe and calm there, which makes it a good place to live and learn. Furthermore, it can be easily accessed by both private and public means considering the close proximity to the CBD.
Mount Kenya University School of Law
The MKU School of Law opened in 2009, but it had to wait two more years to get provisional accreditation. The institution’s goal is to turn out lawyers who are highly skilled in many different areas, and their efforts have paid off.
JKUAT Law School
The JKUAT School of Law is one of Kenya’s best law schools. It’s at the Karen Campus of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. The ACE Building is in a quiet, peaceful place off Bogani Road in one of the city’s major leafy suburbs. This makes it a good place to study.
Other universities in Kenya that offer law degrees are;
University of Daystar
University of Mount Kenya at Embu
Kenyatta University is a church school. Middle Africa