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 2nd June 2020 Publication the following institutions are either licensed to provide legal education or have applied for licensing.

Licensed

a) Masters in Law
  1. Strathmore University: More Information
b) 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. Mount Kenya University School of Law – Parklands Campus: More Information
  5. Kenyatta University School of Law – Parklands Campus: More Information
  6. University of Nairobi School of Law – Kisumu Campus: More Information
  7. Riara University School of Law: More Information
  8. Strathmore University Law School: More Information
  9. Catholic University Eastern Africa School of Law: More Information
  10. Jomo Kenyatta University School of Law – Karen Campus: More Information
  11. Egerton University School of Law: More Information
  12. University of Nairobi School of Law – Mombasa Campus: More Information
  13. Kabarak University School of Law: More Information
  14. University of Nairobi School of Law – Parklands Campus: More Information
  15. Africa Nazarene University Law School – More Information
b) Diploma in Law
  1. Kenya Institute of Management: More information
  2. Kisii University School of Law: More Information
  3. Mt. Kenya University 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
c) Masters of Law LL.M.
  1. Mount Kenya University: More Information

12 Comments
  1. Grace muthoni 2 weeks ago

    Hi any news from cle pertaining the licensing of chuka university and umma university?

    • Author
      Onsomu 2 weeks ago

      Hey Grace, no news updates on Chuka so far. But to be well informed visit this CLE page.

  2. Roselyne 2 months ago

    hi. is embu university accredited to offer law? someone has been called there and is worried.

    • Author
      Onsomu 2 months ago

      Yes It is, its number 2 in the Bachelors List i have mentioned above

  3. Samuel mageto 2 months ago

    Hi any updates on chuka university; has it been accredited to offer law?

    • Author
      Onsomu 2 months ago

      Hey Samuel, thank you for the update. According to the new publication by CLE that was uploaded on 2nd June 2020, Chuka university’s application that was submitted earlier this year is still under review. It has hence not been accredited yet to offer Law.

      • Samuel mageto 2 months ago

        What about umma university?

        • Author
          Onsomu 2 months ago

          Hi Samuel….Umma University is currently waiting for approval of their application, i think its quite clear from the list above.

  4. Faith Pendo 4 months ago

    Kindly help me to apply for a University in one of those above in the school of law….I had a B in English and a B+in kiswahili

    • Onsomu 4 months ago

      Hey Faith, Let me reach you through your email.

  5. Collince mulemu 7 months ago

    Do unaccredited universities still offer law programs nowadays?

    • Onsomu 7 months 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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