The Bachelor of Laws programme at Afica Nazarene University is aimed at producing competent lawyers of character,
equipped for legal practice and other law related careers. In Kenya, the
LLB is the basic requirement to enter into legal practice.
The Africa Nazarene University mission statement calls for graduates to
go into the world well-prepared to meet the challenges of their time,
which include personal and organizational corruption, violence,
disunity, poverty and unemployment, disease, and a crisis of leadership.
The LLB programme will therefore prepare graduates to address these
challenges of their time in a number of ways.
- First, the University
Common Courses include units in Bible, Christian Beliefs and Christian
Ethics to provide a foundation for moral and ethical knowledge and
- Secondly, the LLB programme itself envisages not only training
in key legal knowledge and skills to prepare them for success in legal
practice, but also preparation for being a positive influence through
required and elective units.
Because of its vision and mission and because of the need on the
continent, the LLB programme at Africa Nazarene University, based firmly in Common Law, will train
graduates who have the skills and knowledge to support themselves and
their families, and who also have skills and knowledge that would allow
them to identify and address needs in their local and regional
Bachelor of Law LLB - objectives
Objectives of the Bachelor of Laws Programme at Africa Nazarene
At the completion of the LLB programme, graduates will be able to:
Apply legal theory, principles and rules in political, social and economic contexts;
Demonstrate skills in legal research, logical argumentation, vigorous analysis of legal principles and courtroom techniques;
Analyze the challenges facing Africa and the role of the legal profession in addressing them;
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);
Compare and evaluate the relative merits of different legal and policy
arguments as articulated in case law and legal scholarship;
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;
Conduct effective legal research which contributes and enhances legal knowledge base.