The School of Law (SoL) was established in 2009 and was granted provisional accreditation in 2011. Mount Kenya University School of Law seeks to contribute to the training of competent lawyers equipped with the necessary skills needed to achieve that aim, inter alia with knowledge of both national and international laws. The student population is supported by a strong cadre of qualified teaching and non-teaching staff dedicated to making Mount Kenya University School of Law, the model School of Law in this region. The graduates from the programme, as practitioners, can work in government, inter-governmental, non-governmental organizations and private practice. Plans are at an advanced stage to launch the Master of Laws degree (LL.M). The LL.M is expected to offer specializations in the fields of Sports Law, Governance and Rule of Law, International Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Business Law and Health Law. The School has benefited from the MKU dominance in ICT and has integrated ICT into its learning processes.
The SoL has immense facilities that anchor its program, staff and students .To this end, the School has State of the art Library, reading area, ICT facilities ,prayer rooms for diverse religious groups, moot court ,Online research Journals, among other academic and quasi academic facilities. The Moot Court has a capacity of 100 people.
The School runs a Mount Kenya University Law Journal which is peer-reviewed and recognized internationally. This journal welcomes topic articles on any aspect of Law. All contributions to the journal are subjected to at least two peer-reviews. Only those recommended for publication are indeed printed in the journal.
The LLB Programme seeks to equip learners with broad based skills and knowledge that is applicable both to Kenya and the International legal arena.
To be a global centre of academic excellence in International and Development Law.
To advance research and training in International and Development Law for sustainable prosperity. To inculcate in our graduates ethical values, practical and substantive legal knowledge to influence global development.
Our core values are quality and relevance, commitment, collegiality, innovation and creativity.