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Bachelor of Laws (LLB)


Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is a 4 years Bachelors Degree examined by Commision for University Education.

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About Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

The Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree prepares undergraduate students for careers in legal education in both private and public sectors. 

This Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree provides students with a sound knowledge of the principles of the Kenyan, regional, and international legal systems. A Bachelor of Law graduate is empowered to critically assess, interpret and apply the law with a historical, comparative, and jurisprudential background that is essential for a thorough and critical understanding of the law and legal institutions.

At the completion of the LLB program, 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 the legal knowledge base.

Entry requirements for Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

  • Be a holder of a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E.) with a mean grade of at least a C+ (C Plus)  OR
  • Be a holder of a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E.) with a mean grade of C (C Plain) and a distinction or credit pass in a relevant diploma  OR
  • Be a holder of a Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (K.A.C.E) with at least two principal passes (Principal A, B or C) OR
  • Be a holder of a degree or degrees from a recognized University,

Note: The student must have at least grade B (B Plain) in English at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.

Institutions offering Bachelor of Laws (LLB)


University of Nairobi

Public University Starehe

The University of Nairobi is a world-class university committed to scholarly excellence. University of Nairobi mission is to provide quality university education and training and to embody the...

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Jomo Kenyatta University

Public University Juja

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is a public university near Nairobi, Kenya. It is situated in Juja, 36 kilometres northeast of Nairobi, along the Nairobi-Thika...

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Kenyatta University

Public University Ruiru

When you come to Kenyatta University,you discover that you have arrived at a special place.The University’s Main Campus is set on over 1,000 acres with a pleasant and...

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Africa Nazarene University

Private University Dagoretti South

Africa Nazarene University is a Chartered Private Christian University sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene International and is a member of the worldwide family of Nazarene institutions.Since...

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Africa Nazarene University

Private University Dagoretti South

Africa Nazarene University is a Chartered Private Christian University sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene International and is a member of the worldwide family of Nazarene institutions.Since...

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Kabarak University

Private University Rongai

Kabarak University is a private Chartered institution of higher learning that provides holistic Christian-based quality education, training, research, and outreach activities for the service of God and humanity.The...

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Riara University

Private University Langata

The Riara University was born out of a sincere desire to provide a holistic approach to higher education. It is a logical continuation of our commitment, dating back...

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Kisii University

Public University Nyaribari Chache

Kisii University is a World-Class University for the Advancement of Academic Excellence, Research and Social Welfare.Kisii University was founded in 1965 as a primary teachers? training college on...

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University of Embu

Public University Runyenjes

The University of Embu is a truly inspiring place to be where you will be part of a community of enthusiastic, industrious, highly qualified and experienced staff and...

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Catholic University of Eastern Africa

Private University Langata

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) is a leading private university whose mission is to produce authentic leaders and upright members of the Church and Society capable...

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Daystar University

Private University Machakos Town

Daystar University is a Christ-centred non-denominational institution of higher learning which exists to equip Christian servant leaders for the transformation of church and society.Daystar?s philosophy, as an academic...

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Mt Kenya University

Private University Thika Town

Mount Kenya University (MKU) is a Chartered University committed to a broad-based, holistic and inclusive system of education.Mount Kenya University Main campus is located in Thika, with other...

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Objectives of Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

The Bachelor of Laws degree curriculum includes a skills component that teaches students generic practical skills such as problem-solving, analysis, research, and practical legal skills such as legal writing, drafting, and argumentation. Law students are required to make constructive use of the knowledge and skills they acquire by contributing to national development and the community through legal aid, community service, street law and similar outreach activities

The specific objectives are:

  • 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.
  • To introduce students to the social foundations and perspectives of the law.
  • 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.
  • To introduce students to the international legal order, its various manifestations, and relationships with the municipal legal systems.
  • To deepen the students' appreciation of the theory and substance of the law and its application to contemporary problems.
  • To prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and other competencies to enable them to provide legal services nationally, regionally, and globally.
  • To intellectually prepare students to appreciate the role of law in development from national, regional, and international perspectives.
  • To Inculcate in students the values of professionalism, social justice, and community service.
  • To Integrate studies in science and technology, including information technology, in legal education.
  • To promote the stated goals, vision, mission, and philosophy of JKUAT.
  • To deepen the understanding of national and international law, and how both regimes relate to each other.
  • To provide students with legal knowledge and skills relevant in the fields of Agriculture, Engineering, Technology, Enterprise Development, Built Environment, Health Sciences, and other Applied Sciences.

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) - Programme

Year 1 Semester 1

  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Legal Systems and Methods
  • Law of Contracts
  • Social Foundations of Law
  • Introduction to International and Development Law

Year 1 Semester 2

  • Law of Torts
  • Equity and the Law of Trusts
  • Administrative Law
  • Law of Evidence I
  • Property Law 1
  • Introduction to Forced Migration Law
  • Development Studies

Year 2, Semester 1

  • Commercial Law
  • Public International Law
  • Law of Evidence II
  • Law & Democracy
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Law and Development
  • Information Communication and Technology Law

Year 2, Semester 2

  • Labour Law
  • Law of Business Association
  • Property Law II
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Criminology and Penology
  • Civil Procedure
  • Medical Law and Ethics

Year 3, Semester 1

  • Family Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Company Law
  • Private International Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Refugee Law

Elective Units (Elect 1)

  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Competition Law

Year 3, Semester 2

  • Law of Succession
  • Law of Insolvency
  • International Trade Law
  • International Economic Law
  • Gender and the Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • Judicial Attachment

Elective Units (Elect 1)

  • Consumer Protection Law
  • International Corporate Governance Law

Year 4, Semester 1

  • Dissertation Proposal Writing
  • Law and Security
  • Children and the Law
  • Practical Legal Clinics
  • Maritime Law

Elective Units (Elect 1)

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Regional Integration Law

Year 4, Semester 2

  • Dissertation Writing
  • International Tax Law
  • Global Justice and Development
  • Intellectual Property Law

Elective Units (Elect 1)

  • International Monetary Policy and Financial Regulation
  • Law and Minority Groups Rights

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