Is Bachelor of Law Marketable in Kenya

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Bachelor of Law is one of the most popular degree courses in Kenya. Many people often ask whether the course is marketable before making up their minds on the right undergraduate program to pursue. The truth is, it’s still among top 5 most marketable courses in the country.

How marketable is Bachelor of Law in Kenya?

Well, with just a degree in Law you may not secure a meaningful job, you have to pursue diploma in Law. You will then qualify to become a lawyer. When we talk about being marketable, it means whether you will be jobless or not. With a degree in Law, you stand 98% chances of securing a job. Even without being employed, you will start your own law firm.

After graduation, you will struggle for 2-4 years trying to accumulate experience. Most Lawyers start by working for Law Firms. They later get employed or start their law firms. At first you may find yourself making even Ksh 10,000 per month but gradually, your income starts to rise as clients gain confidence in you.

Salaries of Lawyers in Kenya

Junior Lawyers, those with less than 3 years of experience earn Ksh 50,000 to Ksh 100,000. They are mostly attached to Law firms.

Lawyers working for government institutions earn from Ksh 100,000 monthly. The most experienced Lawyers pocket over Ksh 200,000. With over 10 years of experience, a Lawyer working at a government institution will earn more than Ksh200,000. Law Society of Kenya, Office of Attorney General, EACC, Judicial Service Commission and High Court are among institutions employing lawyers.

There are also Lawyers working or private institutions as company lawyers. Those are paid above Ksh 300,000 monthly.

How to become a Lawyer in Kenya

You need at least A- in KCSE to be admitted by The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS). The University of Nairobi will require A plain in KCSE.You also have an option of enrolling for self-sponsored course. Self-sponsored require KCSE grade of C+ and above.

The main subjects needed are English, Kiswahili and one humanity. Even if you scored D+ in Mathematics, you can pursue Law.

Law degree takes 3-5 years to complete. Upon completion, you will be admitted to Kenya School of Law which takes 1 year. The Diploma at the Kenya School of Law is difficult, it registers pass rate of below 50%.

Upon graduating from KSL, you will be admitted to the bar to practice law. You can represent any client henceforth.

Best Universities to study Bachelor of Law in Kenya and admission requirements

University Nairobi—- Bachelor of Law(LL.B)

Admission Requirements—B+ KCSE(B plain English)

Egerton UniversityBachelor of Laws (LL.B)

Admission Requirements—KCSE B-(minus),at least B plain in English

South Eastern Kenya University—- Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

Admission Requirements— KCSE mean grade of at least C+ (Plus, minimum grade B (Plain) in English or Kiswahili.

Kenyatta UniversityBachelor of Laws : LLB

Admission Requirements– mean grade of C+ (Plus) in KCSE with at least B (Plain) in English or Kiswahili;

Africa Nazarene UniversityBachelor of Laws

Admission Requirement—At least C+ in KCSE, B in English or Kiswahili

Mount Kenya UniversityBachelor of Laws (LLB)

Admission Requirements— Mean grade of C plus (C+) in KCSE with at least B plain in either English or Kiswahili

Chuka UniversityBachelor of Laws

Admission Requirements— At least a mean grade of C+ (Plus) in the KCSE with a minimum grade of B (Plain) in English or Kiswahili

University of EmbuBachelor of Laws

Admission Requirements— A mean grade of C+ (Plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Examination with a minimum grade of B Plain in English or Kiswahili

Strathmore UniversityBachelors of Laws (LL.B)

Admission Requirements—At least C+ in KCSE

Moi UniversityBachelor of Laws (LLB)

Admission Requirements—At least C+ in KCSE

Maseno University-BACHELOR OF LAWS (LL.B) with IT

Admission Requiremnts— a mean grade of C+ in KCSE Examinations as well as a B (Plain) in either English or Kiswahili

Kabarak UniversityBachelor of Laws

Admission Requirements— KCSE C+ with B (plain) in English or Kiswahili

Riara University—Bachelor of Laws

Admission requireements— KCSE with a minimum mean grade of B- (minus) and a minimum grade of B (plain) in English or Kiswahili; or

KCSE with a minimum grade of C+(plus) and a minimum grade of B (plain) in English or Kiswahili

Kisii University—Bachelor of Laws

Admission Requirements— KCSE mean grade of C+ with a minimum grade of B (Plain) in English/Kiswahili

Bachelor of Law Fee Structure in Kenya

Expect to spend Ksh 600,000 to Ksh 1.2 million for the entire period you are studying for Bachelor of Law. The University of Nairobi is the most expensive with a fee structure of Ksh 1.2 million.

Kenya School of Law Fee per year is Ksh 160,000 to Ksh 200,000.

To graduate from the university and KSL, you have to spend at least Ksh 800,000.

But if you are sponsored by the government, you will spend Ksh 150,000 in campus and Ksh200,000 in the Kenya School of Law.

Courses which are better than Bachelor of Law in Kenya

  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery

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