Master of Laws (LLM)

Overview

The Master of Laws course is designed for students who are interested in gaining further skills and specializing in specific areas of law. The programme will enable students with a Bachelor’s Degree in law to delve into emerging areas of law at the national, regional and international levels

3.0    Credits Transfer

A candidate may be exempted from some course units and credits transferred from institutions recognised by Senate subject to the following conditions:

3.1   They shall have passed examinations in similar course units at post-graduate master’s degree level or equivalent level.

3.2   A candidate can only transfer upto a maximum of one-third of the course units.

3.3   The candidate shall apply for exemption in writing through the Dean, School of Law to the Director of the Board of Post-graduate Studies.

3.4   The application shall be accompanied by officially endorsed, supporting academic documents.

3.5   The candidate shall pay the appropriate exemption fees to the University.

 

4.0    Course Structure and Duration

4.1   The programme will consist of course work, examination and a project. It will run for a minimum of three and a maximum of ten semesters of fifteen weeks each.

4.2   Candidates shall be required to take a minimum of two course units per semester and upto a maximum of five course units per semester.

4.3   Each course unit shall be taught for 60 contact hours in each semester.

4.4   Candidates shall be required to take a total of nine course units and write a research project report. These shall include three compulsory core course units and at least four course units in the area of specialization chosen. Students may take upto a maximum of two course units from an area other than the area of specialization chosen.

4.5   The research project report must be in the area of specialization and undertaken upon successful completion of the nine taught course units. It shall be equivalent to four course units.

4.6   The Senate reserves the right to require candidates to choose subjects that have a common thematic link, or which together constitute a distinct area of specialization, and to attend such other remedial courses as may be necessary for satisfactory completion of the LL.M programme.

4.7   The School reserves the right to decide which courses to offer in any academic year.

4.8   A student wishing to defer his/her admission shall write a letter to that effect to the Dean of the School stating the reasons for deferral and when he/she wishes to take up admission.

4.9   Deferrals shall not be granted beyond a period of three semesters. In case of requests for deferrals for more than three semesters, an applicant shall be required to make a fresh application.

4.10         Candidates may withdraw from the School by notifying the Director, Board of Post graduate Studies and the Dean in writing.

Structure and duration

The LL.M programme consists of coursework, end of semester examinations and a project report. Teaching methods include lectures and seminars and group presentations. The programme is mounted for a minimum of three and a maximum of ten semesters of fifteen weeks each. Candidates are required to take a total of nine course units, carry out research and write a project report. These course units include three compulsory core units and at least four units in the candidates’ thematic area. The project is equivalent to four course units.

The Objectives of the Course:

i)      To enlarge and secure the future of the Faculty as a centre of excellence in legal training.

ii)     To respond to market demands by addressing emerging legal problems in light of changed legal and geopolitical terrains. 

iii)    To provide a rigorous and critical grounding in key areas of law.

iv)    To provide specialised and focused training in law at the post-graduate level.

 

2.0    Entry Requirements

2.1   The Common Regulations for the Master’s Degree in all Faculties, Institutes and Schools shall apply.

        The following shall be eligible for admission:

2.2   Holders of a Bachelor of Laws degree with a minimum of an Upper Second Class Honours from the University of Nairobi.

2.3   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.

2.4   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.

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

MASTERS OF LAW -G62    
TUITION 42000  
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000) 1000  
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR) 6500  
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR) 7000  
CAUTION - (ONCE) 5000  
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR) 2000  
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250) 2250  
ID CARD ( PER YEAR) 1000  
LIBRARY (PER YEAR) 5000  
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR) 1000  
THESIS EXAMINATION 30000  
     
    Semester totals
Sem1 3 units 158750
Sem2 3 units 131250
Sem3 3 units 153750
Sem4(Project) 4 units 200250
Grand total-LLM   644000
     
BACHELORS OF ARTS - C01    
     
TUITION   10286
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)   6500
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)   7000
CAUTION - (ONCE)   5000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)   4000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)   2000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)   1000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)   2250
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)   1000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)   1000
     
    Semester totals
Sem1 2 units 51322
  3 units 62608
  4 units 73894
  5 units 85180
  6 units 96466
  7 units 107752
     
     
     
Sem2,3,5,6,8,9, 1 unit 13536
  2 units 24822
  3 units 36108
  4 units 47394
  5 units 58680
  6 units 69966
  7 units 81252
     
     
Sem4,7,10 1 unit 35036
  2 units 46322
  3 units 57608
  4 units 68894
  5 units 80180
  6 units 91466
  7 units 102752
     
Sem1 7 units 107752
Sem 2 7 units 81252
Sem 3 7 units 81252
Sem 4 7 units 102752
Sem 5 7 units 81252
Sem 6 7 units 81252
Sem 7 2 units 46322
Grand totals   581834