Description of the Program

Description of program

The program is aimed at producing competent lawyers of character, equipped for legal practice and other law related careers. In Kenya, the LLB is the basic requirement to enter into legal practice.
The Africa Nazarene University mission statement calls for graduates to go into the world well-prepared to meet the challenges of their time, which include personal and organizational corruption, violence, disunity, poverty and unemployment, disease, and a crisis of leadership. The LLB program will therefore prepare graduates to address these challenges of their time in a number of ways. First, the University Common Courses include units in Bible, Christian Beliefs and Christian Ethics to provide a foundation for moral and ethical knowledge and values. Secondly, the LLB program itself envisages not only training in key legal knowledge and skills to prepare them for success in legal practice, but also preparation for being a positive influence through required and elective units.
Because of its vision and mission and because of the need on the continent, the LLB program, based firmly in Common Law, will train graduates who have the skills and knowledge to support themselves and their families, and who also have skills and knowledge that would allow them to identify and address needs in their local and regional community.

Objectives of the Program

At the completion of the LLB program, graduates will be able to:
1. Apply legal theory, principles and rules in political, social and economic contexts;
2. Demonstrate skills in legal research, logical argumentation, vigorous analysis of legal principles and courtroom techniques;
3. Analyze the challenges facing Africa and the role of the legal profession in addressing them;
4. Formulate and defend a robust and thoughtful code of professional conduct consistent with the guidelines of the profession and their religious and/or moral values system(s);
5. Compare and evaluate the relative merits of different legal and policy arguments as articulated in case law and legal scholarship;
6. Communicate effectively using appropriate legal terminologies and also be able to discuss legal materials— statutes, cases, academic papers, court summaries— which are written in legal technical language;
7. Conduct effective legal research which contributes and enhances legal knowledge base.

Units Offered

All students take 10 university common courses (UCCs), 42 core and inclusive of elective units.

  • Systems and Legal Method
  • Administrative Law I
  • Constitutional Law I
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Law of Control I
  • Evidence I
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Clinical Legal Education
  • Constitutional Law II
  • Property Law I
  • Law of Contract II
  • Evidence II
  • Law of Torts I
  • Property Law II
  • Criminal Law I
  • Criminology and Penology
  • Social Foundations of Law
  • Family Law
  • Laws of Torts II
  • Business Law I
  • Criminal Law II
  • Public International Law
  • Basic Lawyering Skills
  • Business Law II
  • Civil Procedure I
  • Professional Ethics and Responsibility
  • Administrative Law I
  • Guided Research Paper
  • Civil Procedures II
  • Jurisprudence
Admission Requirements

Overall Grade of C+ in KCSE, B in English or Kiswahili,

Or

Division II (O’ level), 2 principals & a Subsidiary (A’level),
Or
5 credits in IGCSE or equivalent

Exemption StatusExemptions awarded to applicants with a minimum GPA of 2.7.
Duration of the Program
  • 8 Semester

or

  • 4 Calendar Years

or

  • 4 Academic Years
Mode of Study

Regular

Locations where the program is offered
  • Main Campus
Next Intake
  • May
  • September

 

Fee Structure

Fee Structure- 2015- Undergraduate

School or Department which program is offered under

Law School