Kabarak University Law School is a centre of excellence in legal pedagogy, legal research and legal publications in Kenya and the Eastern Africa region. The Kabarak University Law School is founded on the broader Kabarak University moral philosophy of education in a biblical perspective. It has curved out its niche in good governance. In this context, Kabarak University Law School is distinguishing itself as the good governance academy of Kenya’s legal scholarship.
The School of Law has three departments:-
About the School of Law
Kabarak Law School [KLS] was established in 2010 and is emerging as one of the finest research intense law schools in Kenya and Africa. It has so far the leading student publications in Kenya and publishes internationally recognized reviewed journals. It is situated in the cool Great Rift Valley a serene environment that enables students and scholars to acquire and disseminate intelligence in law with view to promoting the rule of law and social justice under super tranquility.
KLS is reputable in Kenya and is increasingly becoming a preferred research destination for scholars from Europe, America, Australia and Asia. It is also a preferred study destination for students in Kenya and East Africa-it has a rich curriculum in law with a niche on good governance. KLS is attracting domestic and international scholarship because of institutional support to research and scholarship. It has an ambitious fellowship programme run by its Centre for Jurisprudence & Constitutional Studies through which visiting professors and other reputable scholars are engaged in its research projects.
Kabarak University offers the highest quality of training to students admitted to the Bachelor of Laws Degree Programme. Cognizant of the growing societal needs, Kabarak University has tailored the programme to answer these needs by providing skilled professionals for both the traditional law practice and the emerging areas in international affairs, non-governmental service, and academia. Its niche is good governance and ethics.
Why Kabarak School of Law
- A reputable school to study law in Kenya and the larger East African Community
- A dynamic student oriented community, highly rated in the national student survey
- A versatile degree to equip you with practical, analytical, presentation and communication skills, with integrated career development and credible credentials
- Course directors who are authorities in their field in diverse areas such as property law, legal theory, international and human rights law, company employment and gender law to name but a few.
- School of law building is a modern building housing, lecture rooms, the moot court, law computer lab and law offices for lecturers and legal scholars
Admission Requirements and Intakes
A KCSE C+ with B plain in English OR Kiswahili. Main campus-Tuition Fees per semester KSHS 100,000
A person is not eligible for eligible for admission for the Post Graduate Diploma (advocate training programme at the Kenya School of Law) unless that person has:
- Passed the relevant examination of any recognised University in Kenya, he holds or has become eligible for the conferment of the Bachelor of Laws degree(LLB) of that university
- Passed the relevant examination of the university, University college or other institution prescribed by the council, he holds or has become eligible for the conferment of the Bachelor of Law degree(LLB) in the grant of that university, university college or other institution, had prior to enrolling at that university, university college or other institution:
- Attained a minimum entry requirement for admission to a university in Kenya;
- A minimum grade B(plain) in English language and a mean grade of C (plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination or its equivalent
- A bachelor of laws degree (LLB) from a recognised university and attained a minimum grade of C+ (C plus) in English and a minimum aggregate grade of C(plain) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination, holds a higher qualification e.g. ‘A’ levels, ‘IB’ , relevant ‘relevant ‘Diploma’, other ‘undergraduate degree’ or has attained a higher degree in law after the undergraduate studies in the Bachelor of Laws Programme;
- A bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from recognized university and attained a minimum grade of C- (C minus) in English and a minimum aggregate grade of C-(C minus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination set by the Council of Legal Education as a pre-condition for admission.
KLS has two intakes each calendar year for its Bachelor of Law Programme.
The first intake is in May and second in August.
It runs a semester system with a semester break between January and April.
Career and Funding
For its LLB programme, KLS is one of the affordable private chartered Law Schools in Kenya. The fees for this year are available HERE
The school of law provides scholarship for excellent academic performance and this is in form of awards and others as the senate might decide from time to time.
Funding can also be secured from the Higher Education’s Loans Board. VISIT HELB
There are regular programmes of career talks and events with potential employers. You have the benefit of annual law fair where you will be able to meet with representatives from law firms and the wider public and private sector employers. This contact can be an important first step in securing subsequent placements and employment.
Kabarak’s proximity to Nairobi also facilitates attendance to national career events and work experience. The school has developed close contacts with the local legal profession and with its alumni throughout the world. These contacts enable student’s exclusive opportunities to apply for internships and work experience.