Schools Offering Diploma and Degree in Law Kenya

Schools Offering Diploma and Degree in Law Kenya

Who is a lawyer?

lawyer, also known as an attorney, a counsel, or a counselor is trained and licensed professional who advises and represents others in legal matters in legal institutions such as courts and government agencies.

In Kenya, there are various institutions of higher learning offering diploma and degree in law programs including Kenyatta University and UON. It all condenses at the Kenya school of law where a law graduate is expected to study for two years in order to be admitted to the bar and registered with the law society of Kenya.

Here are some of the schools offering diplomas and degree in law courses.

1. Kenyatta University.

The university, whose main campus is located along Thika road in Kahawa, offers a bachelor’s degree in law at its parklands campus.

Requirements for admission into the program include a minimum of C+ in KCSE and a B in English or Kiswahili, and at least three Principal Passes in the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education Examination. A diploma in law from a recognized university is also accepted. The program takes four years to complete.

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2. The University of Nairobi.

Bearing credit as the oldest university in Kenya, UON offers a bachelor’s degree program in Law, which takes four years to complete. However, admission to this program is quite demanding from grade to school fees.

Subject to the regulation above, for a candidate to be registered for the degree of Bachelor of Laws unless he/she must have passed the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination with a minimum grade of B+ (B plus) in English. In addition to that, the candidate must attain the minimum university entry grade of C+, and pay the school fees required.

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3. Mount Kenya University

Bachelor’s degree and diploma in law are offered at the Mount Kenya school of law parklands campus. It takes a maximum of four years to complete while a diploma takes two years. Entry requirements include a mean grade of C plus in KCSE with at least B plain in either English or Kiswahili, at least three principal passes in the Kenya Advanced Certificate for Education Examination, degree from a recognized university, a credit pass in a diploma in law examination from an accredited institution.

4. Kisii University

Kissi University offers a law degree, which takes 4 years to complete. The entry requirements are; a minimum of C+ in KCSE and a C+ in either Kiswahili or English or a diploma from a recognized institution.

5. Catholic University of Eastern Africa

A minimum entry of C+ in KCSE and C+ in English or Kiswahili is required for one to get admission to study for a bachelor’s degree in law. A diploma in law from a recognized institution is also accepted. The Bachelor’s degree course takes 3 years. A diploma program takes two years and a mean of C- in KCSE is required.

6. African Nazarene University

The university offers both degree and a diploma in law, a degree takes 4 years while a diploma takes 2 years. The entry requirements are; a minimum of C+ in KCSE and a C+ in either Kiswahili or English or a diploma from a r