University of Nairobi School of Law Requirements
University of Nairobi School of law is located in Nairobi Parklands campus. The School provides intending lawyers with the knowledge of the law required in professional practice, commerce and industry and central and local government services. It has three departments namely;Private law,Commercial law and Public Law.
The School offers Bachelor of Laws Degree(LL.B),Master of Laws(LL.M) and Doctor of Philosophy in Law Degree.
University of Nairobi Bachelor of Laws(LL.B)
- No candidate shall be registered for the degree of Bachelor of Laws unless he/she has passed the Kenya Certificate of secondary Education (KCSE) examination with a minimum grade of B+ (B plus) in English.
Admission is open to;
- Holder of degree(s) from a recognized university
- Holder of Advanced Level Certificate with at least three principal passes equivalent
- Holder of K.C.S.E certificate with minimum university entry points of at least C+
- Holders of at least a credit pass in a Diploma from a recognized institution in addition to K.C.S.E certificate with a Mean Grade of at least C (plain)
University of Nairobi LL.B Course Structure
The Bachelor of Laws degree programme is both academic and practical in orientation. The teaching
methods applied include lectures, tutorials, group work and presentations.
Clinical attachments and links with the legal fraternity, industry and other law schools provide an important component.
The programme is organized into 67 units, 26 of which are core and 41 electives.
To graduate, a candidate is required to take and pass in a total of 48 units, 12 in each year of study, including all the core units.
Evaluation consists of coursework, assignments, continuous assessment tests and written examinations.
Each unit is grade out of a maximum of 100 marks.
Written examinations constitute 70% and coursework 30% . The pass mark in each unit is 40%. The final award of the degree of Bachelor of Laws in based on average score in all units taken for credit by a candidate in second, third and fourth years.
The council ;of Legal Education and the Law society of Kenya oversees the post graduation practical
training for graduates of law seeking to enter the legal profession as advocates of the Kenyan Bar.
University of Nairobi LL.B COURSE FEES
A. FIRST SEMESTER
- TUITION FEES
KShs. 75,480/= per six units or KShs. 12,580/= per course unit.
- OTHER CHARGES
Registration KShs. 1,000/= per semester
Student Identity Card KShs. 500/= per year
Computer KShs. 5,000/= per year
Caution money KShs. 5,000/= once
Examination KShs. 5,000/= per year
Medical cover KShs. 5,000/= per year
Student Association KShs. 5,000/= per year
Activity KShs. 2,000/= per year
Total KShs. 99,980/= Semester 1st year
Note: Foreign students are expected to pay an additional (20%) of the total fees.
B. TOTAL COST PER SEMESTER
- Semester Tuition fees and Other Charges Total
1st 75,480.00 24,500.00 99,980.00
2nd 75,480.00 1,000.00 76,480.00
3rd 75,480.00 19,500.00 94,980.00
4th 75,480.00 1,000.00 76,480.00
5th 75,480.00 19,500.00 94,980.00
6th 75,480.00 1,000.00 76,480.00
7th 75,480.00 19,500.00 94,980.00
8th 75,480.00 1,000.00 76,480.00
TOTAL COST PER COMPLETE PROGRAMME (48 COURSE UNITS) = KShs: 690,840
Note: Fees is only payable in Banker’s Cheques /Draft payable to
UNES/FACULTY OF LAW or paid into:
Barclays Bank, Westland Branch.
University of Nairobi Master of Laws
This degree is designed to enable students wishing to gain further skills and specialize in specific areas of law. It takes two years of study for one to be conferred with the degree.
The following shall be eligible for admission:
I) Holders of a Bachelor of Laws degree with a minimum of an Upper Second Class Honours from the University of Nairobi.
II) Graduates of any other University whose degrees have been accepted by Senate to be equivalent to the Bachelor of Laws degree with qualifications specified in Regulation 2.2.
III) Holders of a Bachelor of Laws Degree of the University of Nairobi or its accepted equivalent who have achieved a Lower Second Class Honours and have satisfied Senate that they possess academic qualifications equivalent to Upper Second Class Honours through:
a) At least two years of work or relevant experience; or
b) Relevant research and publications; or
c) Attainment of a post-graduate diploma from a recognized academic institution.
LL.M FEE STRUCTURE
Tuition Fee per course unit KSH. 35,000/=
Examination Fees Kshs. 6000/= for 3 course units
Registration Fees Kshs.1,000/= per semester
Caution fees Kshs. 5,000/=Once
Student Identity Card Kshs. 500/= per year
Computer fees Kshs, 5,000/= per semester
Medical Fees Kshs. 5,000/= per year
Activity fees Kshs. 2,000/= per year
Total Kshs. 24,500/=
Note; Foreign students are expected to pay additional 15% of the total fee.
The project is equivalent to four course units.
Total Cost per Semester
Semester Tuition fees Other charges Total
1st 105,000 24,500 129,500
2nd 105,000 12,500 117,500
3rd 105,000 12,500 117,500
4th 140,000 14,000 154,000
Total Kshs. 518,500
TOTAL COST PER COMPLETE PROGRAMME 9 COURSE UNITS, PROJECT AND OTHER CHARGES = KSh. 518,500
School of Law, UoN
P. O. Box 30197 – 00100