According to the Legal Education Act, 2012, Section 18, any institution that intends to offer any course or program of legal education in Kenya for the award of a degree, diploma or certificate as a professional qualification in law shall apply to the Council of Legal Education (CLE) for a license and thus be listed to provide an accredited law program.

Consequently, any document issued at the end of a program or training purporting to be evidence of the award of a degree, diploma or certificate in law shall be invalid unless licensed by CLE.

For accreditation, an institution is required to follow the licensing procedure provided in Part 2 of Legal Education (Accreditation and Quality Assurance) Regulations, 2016, which involves in a subsequent manner: application for accreditation, inspection, accreditation, and issuance of license which will be valid for a period of 5 years before mandatory renewal.

According to the CLE 18th June 2019 Publication the following institutions are either licensed to provide legal education or have applied for licensing.

Licensed

a) Bachelor of Laws LL.B.
  1. Kisii University School of Law: More Information
  2. University of Embu School of Law
  3. Daystar University School of Law – Valley Road Campus: More Information
  4. Mt. Kenya University School of Law – Parklands Campus: More Information
  5. Kenyatta University School of Law – Parklands Campus: More Information
  6. Riara University School of Law: More Information
  7. Strathmore University Law School: More Information
  8. Catholic University Easter Africa School of Law: More Information
  9. Jomo Kenyatta University School of Law – Karen Campus: More Information
  10. Egerton University School of Law: More Information
  11. University of Nairobi School of Law – Mombasa Campus: More Information
  12. Kabarak University School of Law: More Information
  13. University of Nairobi School of Law – Parklands Campus: More Information
b) Diploma in Law
  1. Kisii University School of Law: More Information
  2. Mt. Kenya University School of Law –Parklands Campus: More Information

Application for Renewal of License

  1. Africa Nazarene University School of Law: More Information
  2. University of Nairobi School of Law – Parklands Campus: More Information

Application for Licensing

a) Bachelor of Laws LL.B.
  1. Moi Unversity School of Law: More Information
  2. Chuka University:
  3. UMMA University (Law and Sharia): More Information
b) Diploma in Law
  1. Kenya School of Law (Paralegal Studies): More Information
  2. Kenya Institute of Management (Law and Management)
c) Masters of Law LL.M.
  1. Strathmore University: More Information

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2 Comments
  1. Collince mulemu 3 weeks ago

    Do unaccredited universities still offer law programs nowadays?

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      Onsomu 3 weeks ago

      You can never be sure, this is just a heads up for any student who wants to study law and in a recognized institution with an accredited law program

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