The Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree of the University of Nairobi prepares undergraduate students for
careers in legal education in both private and public sectors. The program is offered to both government
sponsored (module I) and self sponsored (Module II) students, over period of at least eight semesters
and more than twelve semesters. Each semester comprises fifteen weeks. Module II has flexible lecture
schedules and admission requirements that make the LL.B programme more accessible to and
accommodative of the special needs of those full time employment.
Objectives of the Law Curriculum 1
a) To expose students to the multifaceted nature of the development process and arouse their intellectual and practical interest in the phenomena of nation building, fidelity to the law and its institutions and so develop responsibility for the national heritage.
b) To introduce students to the social foundations and perspectives of the law.
c) To inculcate in students sufficient technical skills for the extraction and communication of legal information to make their intellectual and professional lives exciting and fulfilling.
d) To introduce students to the international legal order, its various manifestations and relationships with the municipal legal systems.
e) To deepen students’ appreciation of the theory and substance of the law and its application to contemporary problems.
Subject to the regulation above, 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.
While law graduates are well-suited for specific legal careers, studying a law degree does not limit you to roles specifically in this field. Like other social science subjects, the academic challenges provided by law degrees can be good preparation for a broad range of different career paths. Other sectors you might consider as a law graduate include: accountancy, banking, business and management, commerce, finance, government, HR and recruitment, journalism, marketing and PR, media, politics, publishing, teaching, the civil service, not-for-profit and NGOs, or think tanks and policy development.
Fees and Funding
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.