Kenya School of Law admission requirements for Diploma course,other courses and fee structure

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At Kenya School of Law you can pursue a diploma course in Law which allows you to be admitted to the bar.There are also other courses to be pursued.Below we provide the admission requirements for the courses at KSL and the fee structureTHE 2021/2022 ACADEMIC YEAR

It is notified to the general public that the 2021/2022 Academic Year for the Advocates Training Programme (ATP) at the Kenya School of Law shall commence on 3RD MAY 2021.

  1. ELIGIBILITY:

The following categories of persons will be admissible to the programme:

  1. Applicants admitted into the LL.B AFTER 8TH DECEMBER, 2014 must satisfy the following requirements:-

Graduates of Kenyan Universities:

  1. Attained a minimum of grade B (plain) in English Language or Kiswahili and a mean grade of C (plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination or its equivalent; or
  2. Attained a minimum of two(2) principals and one(1) subsidiary totaling to an aggregate of ten(10)points in the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent; and
  3. Have passed in the mandatory 16 core subjects as stipulated in the Second Schedule of the Legal Education Act, 2012; and
  4. Hold or are eligible for conferment of an LL.B degree from a recognized Kenyan university.

NB:

Applicants holding secondary school qualifications other than those offered by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) must seek equation from the Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA).

Graduates of Foreign Universities

  1. Attained a minimum of grade B (plain) in English Language or Kiswahili and a mean grade of C (plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination or its equivalent; or
  2. Attained a minimum of two(2) principals and one(1) subsidiary totaling to an aggregate of ten(10) points in the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent; and
  3. Have passed in the mandatory 16 core subjects as stipulated in the Second Schedule to the Legal Education Act, 2012; and
  4. Hold or are eligible for conferment of a recognized LL.B degree from a foreign university; and
  • Obtain clearance from the Council of Legal Education
  • Must sit and pass the Pre-Bar Examination as provided under the Second Schedule to the Kenya School of Law Act, part 1 (b) (iii).

NB:

Applicants holding secondary school qualifications other than those offered by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) must seek equation from the Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA).

  • Applicants admitted into the LL.B BEFORE 8TH DECEMBER, 2014 must satisfy the following requirements:-
  1. having passed the relevant examination of any recognized university in Kenya, he holds or has become eligible for the conferment of the Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) of that university;
  • having passed the relevant examinations of a university, university college or other institutions prescribed by the Council of Legal Education, he holds or has become eligible for the conferment of the Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) in the grant of that university, university college or other institution, and prior to enrolling at that university, university college or other institution –
  1. attained a minimum entry requirements for admission to a university in Kenya; and
  1. obtained minimum grade B (plain) in English Language and a mean grade of C (plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination or its equivalent;
  • Holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL. B) from a recognized university and attained a minimum grade of C (plus) in English and a minimum aggregate grade of C (plain) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination, and holds a higher qualification e.g. “A” levels, “IB”, relevant “Diploma”, other “undergraduate degree” or has attained a higher degree in Law after the undergraduate studies in the Bachelor of Laws programme; or
  • Holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL. B) from recognized university and attained a minimum grade of C (minus) in English and a minimum of an aggregate grade of C (minus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination and sits and passes the Pre-Bar Examination set by the Kenya School of Law as a pre-condition for admission.

NB:

Applicants holding secondary school qualifications other than those offered by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) must seek equation from the Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA).

  • Application Documents

Applicants seeking admission to the programme are required to forward their complete application forms together with:-

  1. Copy of the applicant’s LL.B. degree certificate or proof of eligibility for conferment;
  2. Copies of academic transcripts for the four (4) academic years; NB. (Provisional transcripts shall only be accepted if they show proof of completion of the LL.B programme)
  3. Copy of secondary school certificate(s);
  • Copy of national identity card or valid passport;
  • Two passport size colour photographs;
  • Copy of payment receipt issued by Kenya School of Law;
  • Copy of CLE clearance letter for persons with LL.B Degrees from foreign universities;
  • Letter of equation from KNQA for secondary school qualifications not offered by KNEC;
  1. Copy of admission letter to the LL.B

Applicants must deposit a non-refundable application processing fee of Kshs. 2000/- as indicated below:

Account Name: Kenya School of Law

Account No: 01129706350500

Bank: Cooperative Bank of Kenya, Karen Branch or any other Co-operative Bank countrywide

Application forms are available at the Kenya School of Law, Langata South Road, Karen, (Gate C), or can be downloaded from the Kenya School of Law website (www.ksl.ac.ke)

All applications should be addressed to:

The Director/ CEO

Kenya School of Law

P. O. Box 30369-00100 NAIROBI

Telephone 020-2699581/2/3/4/5.

Or dropped at Dropping Zone Box 141 located at Embassy House, Ground floor, Harambee Avenue, opposite Haram-bee Annex Nairobi, so as to reach the School on or before 15th March 2021.

Only applications that meet all the stipulated requirements and received on or before the closing date shall be consid-ered.

  • FINANCIAL SUPPORT

The School has partnered with the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) to provide minimal funding to bona fide needy students towards payment of tuition fees. The application form will be available on the School website www.ksl.ac.ke and that of HELB www.helb.co.ke during the month of March 2021

Dr. Henry K. Mutai

DIRECTOR/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

The Kenya School of Law is an institution established under the Kenya School of Law Act, 2012. The School is mandated by section 4(1) of the Act to be a public legal education provider responsible for the provision of professional legal training as an agent of the Government. In the exercise of this mandate, the School invites applications from qualified candidates to pursue studies leading to a Diploma in Law (Para-legal studies), commencing in September 2022.

  1. General objectives of the Programme:

The general objectives are to train persons to serve in all fields of law and to instill professional preparedness and ethical commitment in the legal practice as Para-legals. The programme may also lay a foundation for those wishing to pursue further studies in the legal field.

  • Training Venue:

The programme is offered at the Kenya School of Law, Town Campus, in Development House, 5th and 6th Floor, New Wing, Moi Avenue, Nairobi. Learning will be physical under strict adherence of Covid-19 protocols, but may be switched to on-line platform in line with any guidelines issued by the government from time to time.

  • Minimum entry requirements:

To be eligible for admission into the Diploma in Law (Para-legal Studies) Progr3amme, the Kenya School of Law Act, 2012 requires applicants to have:

  1. A mean grade of C (PLAIN) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent, and a minimum grade C (PLUS) in English; or
  • A minimum of Division III in KCE/EACE or its equivalent, with at least a credit in English Language;
  • At least one principal pass at the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE), or its equivalent; or
  • A distinction or credit pass in the Certificate in Law course conducted at the Kenya School of Law between the years 2000 and 2003 or any other Certificate or Diploma in a relevant field from an institution recognized by the Council of Legal Education.
  • Duration and Pattern of the programme:
  1. This is a weekday programme with an option for either day or evening classes.
  • The programme shall last for a minimum period of two (2) academic years comprising of three (3) terms in each year.
  • Students shall register for a maximum of four (4) course units per term.
  • To qualify for the award of the Diploma in Law (Para-legal Studies) candidates must complete the course of study in not less than two (2) academic years and not more than three (3) academic years.
  • Fees structure:

(NB – 75% of fees due for each Term must be paid during registration and the balance at least two weeks before commencement of examinations)

 ItemCost(Kshs.)
1.Application fees (to be paid on submission of application) …..………………………………….2000/=
2.Tuition fees per course unit*……………………………………(Maximum 4 units per term)7500/=
3.Examination fees per course unit*…………………………….(Maximum 4 units per term)3000/=
4.Library fees (per year)……………………………………………………………… ……………5000/=
 *Total units for the programme = 24 

6             Mode of Application:

Application to the 2022/2023 academic year commencing on 5th September 2022 must be submitted through the online application portal available on the School website www.ksl.ac.ke. The following documents should beuploaded on the portal:

  1. Copy of KCSE/KCE certificate;
  • Copies of relevant professional certificates and transcripts (where applicable);
  • Copy of national identity card;
  • A passport size colour photograph;
  • Copy of bank payment slip showing payment of application fee.  Your full name should appear on the slip.

So as to be received, not later than 12th August 2022

Applications not accompanied by the required documents, or sent after the closing date shall not be accepted.

FEES STRUCTURES

A) ADVOCATES TRAINING PROGRAMME

Students shall pay non-refundable fees towards their training as set forth hereunder:

1.Tuition Fees per course unit (9 units)15,000*
   
2.Library Fees per annum5,000
   
3.Pupillage Supervision fees per annum5,000
   
TOTAL 145,000

*Applicable to East-Africa nationals only. Nationals from the rest of Africa shall pay 25%

more on Tuition fee, while those from outside Africa shall pay 40% more on Tuition fee.

NB:       Bar Examinations fees are paid separately, details of which shall be communicated to candidates by the Council of Legal Education (CLE).

B)  DIPLOMA IN LAW (PARALEGAL STUDIES)

Students shall pay non-refundable fees towards their training as set forth hereunder:

*Applicable to East-Africa nationals only. Nationals from the rest of Africa shall pay 25% more on Tuition fee, while those from outside Africa shall pay 40% more on Tuition fee.

In addition, the following non-refundable fees shall be levied for other incidental services as per need: