The Master of Laws course is designed for students who are interested in gaining further skills and specializing in specific areas of law. The programme will enable students with a Bachelorís Degree in law to delve into emerging areas of law at the national, regional and international levels.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Entry requirements for admission to the University of Nairobi
1. Holders of a Bachelor of Laws degree with a minimum of an Upper Second Class Honours from the University of Nairobi.
2. Graduates of any other University whose degrees have been accepted by Senate to be equivalent to the Bachelor of Laws degree with upper second class honours.
3. Holders of a Bachelor of Laws Degree of the University of Nairobi or its accepted equivalent who have achieved a Lower Second Class Honours and have satisfied Senate that they possess academic qualifications equivalent to Upper Second Class Honours through:
a) At least two years of work or relevant experience; or
b) Relevant research and publications; or
c) Attainment of a post-graduate diploma from a recognized academic institution.
The objectives of the course are:
1. To enlarge and secure the future of the Faculty as a centre of excellence in legal training.
2. To respond to market demands by addressing emerging legal problems in light of changed legal and geopolitical terrains.
3. To provide a rigorous and critical grounding in key areas of law.
4. To provide specialised and focused training in law at the post-graduate level.
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
Law and Development
Feminist Legal Theory and Jurisprudence
Gender & Family and Succession Law
Gender and Human Rights
Gender & the Criminal Law Process
Gender and Access to Resources Law