Law offers diverse opportunities. For those taking it as a First Degree, qualifying as an advocate and therefore practicing in courts, working as Legal Counsel in companies and other organisations, or establishing your own Law Firm has been the traditional approach. However, times are changing! Engineers, medical doctors, businesspeople, economists, teachers, entrepreneurs, etc. are studying the Law, whether as a First Degree or as a subsequent degree. They want to understand the Law governing their professions, so that they practise their professions the right way, the legal way. The School of Law of Mount Kenya University admits everyone who is qualified to do Law, whether they are doing it as a First Degree or as a subsequent degree.

Those who graduate from Mount Kenya University with a Diploma in Law qualify to be admitted for the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) program. They can also work as clerks in Law Firms and in Courts. They are qualified paralegals. Those who graduate with a Degree in Law (LL.B.) can choose to proceed to the Kenya School of Law for the Advocates Training Program where they become Advocates of the High Court. They can also venture into business and the corporate world, having learnt the Law that regulates their dream professions. Now, with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) program that has been fully accredited by the Council of Legal Education (CLE), there is a golden opportunity to narrow down your legal studies to a specialisation of your choice. Would you like to be a specialist in International Business and Investment Law, International Human Rights and Democracy, International Energy Law, or even Intellectual Property and ICT Law?

Why study Law at MKU School of Law?

There is a reason everyone now wants to study Law at MKU School of Law, and the reason is obvious. It is now clear that the School of Law of Mount Kenya University is the only School of Law in Kenya that will allow you the flexibility that you deserve. With both Day and Evening Modules, you can elect to enrol and study at your convenience. The Evening Module is designed to accommodate those who are also practising their professions, so, they can work during the day and join class at 5:30pm. The strategic location of the School at the heart of the City of Nairobi makes it even more convenient.

The School of Law is adequately resourced. The state-of-the-art Moot Court will allow you to experience the atmosphere of the court room as you moot on various problems in Law. You will be taught by practitioners in Law. These are people running their Law Firms, are representing clients in Court, are drafting commercial agreements for clients, are undertaking research and consultancy, and are therefore experienced in the areas they teach. They are easily approachable, and each one of them is qualified to teach the Law. Our seminar rooms are designed for the ideal academic environment, and you will have an opportunity to face your classmates and the lecturer head-on as you debate issues of Law. The non-academic members of staff are adequately trained and qualified to serve in their dockets and will readily help you out while at the School of Law of Mount Kenya University.

Our library is well equipped with the most recent books in Law. You can also access these books and other materials through our online repository from wherever you are.

To join us for LL.M., you will be required to be a holder of a minimum of a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from an accredited university, or a holder of a Second Class (Lower Division) from an accredited university, if you have a minimum of 3-year working experience.

Nelly Wamaitha

Director, MKU Parklands Law Campus

Mount Kenya University