Bachelor of Laws in Law

Society is dynamic and new issues emerge that require urgent response. There is therefore high demand for specialized and internationally responsive Legal Education. However, current law programs offered by various legal training institutions do not address these issues sufficiently.

Following a needs assessment exercise that involved the input of various stakeholders the following key areas were identified: inadequacy in research training; lack of training in legislative drafting, law reform, and election law. They further pointed out the insensitivity of the law to the issue of planning in regard to environmental issues i.e. waste management, pollution, poor land use planning, environmental degradation caused by an increase in population among others.

The curriculum is tailored to enhance the research skills which are critical in all areas of legal practice and demands that students critically analyze emerging regional and international issues through the production of quality term papers. It has been designed to produce an allround lawyer through the emphasis of integration of personal and legal skills, and development to fit in any branch of legal practice.

Programmes Objectives
The aims and objectives of the Program are:-
i) To teach students the theory and substance of law to enable them apply legal principles in a variety of contexts;
ii) To develop in the students fidelity to law and legal institutions and a commitment to ethical and professional responsibility in their practice of law;
iii) To train and equip lawyers with sound legal knowledge and integrity to appreciate the law and its relevance to the contemporary issues of governance; To produce law graduates of high academic standing and moral values, competent to execute legal work;
iv) To encourage academic dynamism through research, publications and exchange of ideas;
v) To initiate exchange programs with local and international institutions;
vi) To program the clinical seminars as an opportunity for conducting practical research and sharing findings;
vii) To establish a Legal Aid Clinic as an avenue for mentorship and provision of legal advice;

Admission Requirements
Any applicant who meets the minimum entry requirements for admission into the University in general and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in particular, may be admitted into this programme. Admission may be granted to outstanding holders of a certificate in criminology or police science/training from recognized colleges, who will have passed with at least a credit or its equivalent. Alternatively, admission may be granted to Diploma holders with at least a credit or its equivalent in criminology or Police Science from a recognized institution. Diploma holders may qualify for credit transfer to the programme.

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Course Includes

  • 7 Lessons
  • 27 Topics