Structure of KUSOL’s Curriculum

Entry Requirements
Candidates must satisfy the minimum University entry requirements. In addition, the following are the minimum requirements for entry into our Bachelor of Laws programme:

a) A Mean grade of C+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent with a Minimum of Grade B (B plain) in English/Kiswahili .
b) At least two principal passes at an advanced level or an equivalent qualification
c) A Degree from a recognized university.
d) A Credits pass in Diploma in Law from an accredited institution.

Examinations
Examinations are carried out to the highest standards at KUSOL as is expected by the University. The examination questions and results are moderated by the School at departmental level to ensure quality in the setting as well as marking of examinations. External examiners are regularly invited to assess these processes to ascertain quality. All the following Kenyatta University examination regulations with respect to examinations apply:

Moderation of Examinations
Examinations are moderated internally within the departments and by an external examiner as per University Examinations Regulations as follows:- Each examination paper is moderated by the department before being taken to an external examiner appointed by the University Senate.Each examination paper has a marking guide and course outline to facilitate moderation both at the department and externally.Examination marks are moderated first by the department and thereafter by the external examiner. The final mark is then approved by the School Board of Examiners and University Senate.The External Examiner is an expert in the area of law, normally a holder of a PhD in law, with at least a minimum of 5 years teaching experience as a Senior Lecturer or an Associate Professor.

Certification
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Programme, a candidate must take and pass a total of at least fifty two (52) course units. This includes all the units designated as core units in the curriculum and thus mandatory; the required university Common Units and the following practical units Judicial Attachment – the equivalence of 42 hours of lectures, Clinical Externship –the equivalence of 42 hours of lectures. The degree shall be based on the average score in at least 52 units taken and passed and shall be classified as: First Class Honours for an average of 70-100% (A) ;Second Class Honours (Upper Division) for an average of 60-69% (B);Second Class Honours (Lower Division) for an average of 50 – 59%;(C) and Pass, for an average of 40-49% (D)

Structure
The course units comprising the law programme are undertaken mainly during the semester and involve students attending lectures on a face-to-face basis, or other form of contact time with the lecturer. School of Law
Each course unit is allocated three hours per week which is broken into two sessions of two and  one hour respectively undertaken on separate days of the week. Some course units however are taken ‘out’ of semester and these have a practical element to them.
Duration
The law programme takes a minimum of eight (8) semesters of full time attendance of lectures offered at the School. This equates to two semesters per calendar year of sixteen (16) weeks that constitute fourteen (14) weeks of class contact time and two (2) weeks of examinations. 

All students are expected to adhere to this time-frame except in circumstances permitted by the University Senate at any one time. In such cases, a student may defer their studies subject to the time limits applicable under the relevant Kenyatta University regulations. Where students face difficulties with paying their fees for any semester, they can take the ‘semester off’ by making a formal application to the registrar (academic) who communicates the approval in writing 


 Fees

Tuituion Fees :150,000.00 , Statutory Fees: 21,500.00
Fee per Annum : 171,500.00


 Key: * represents those course units that are mandatory according to the requirements of the Council for Legal Education.

LEVEL 100 SEMESTER 1 - CORE UNITS
CODE TITLE
UCU 100  Communication Skills
UCU 105  HIV/AIDS and Drugs
LPR 104  Legal Systems and Methods*
LCC 100  The Law of Contract I*
LPR 101  Social Foundations of Law
LPR 102 Legal Research and Writing*
LPL 102  Torts 1*

 


LEVEL 100 SEMESTER 2 - CORE UNITS
CODE TITLE
UCU 101  Development Studies
UCU 103  Introduction to Creative & Critical Thinking
LCC 102  The Law of Contract II*
LPL 103   Torts II*
LPR 106  Constitutional Law I*
LPR 100  Criminal Law I* 
LPR 107 Administrative Law *

 

  LEVEL 200 SEMESTER 1 – CORE UNITS
CODE TITLE
LPR 200  Criminal Procedure
LPR 201  Evidence I*
LPL 200  Equity*
LPR 207  Criminal Law II*
LPL 202  Family Law *
LPR 206  Constitutional Law II*
LPL 207  Law of Property in Land I*

 



LEVEL 200 SEMESTER 2 – CORE UNITS
CODE TITLE
LPL 203 : Civil Procedure
LPR 203 : Evidence II*
LPL 204 : Professional Ethics and Responsibility
LPL 205 : Law of Succession*
LPL 208 : Law of Property in Land II*
LPL 209 : Customary Law in Kenya
LPL 201 : Alternative Dispute Resolution

 


 

 

 LPR 205 : Judicial Attachment (Out of Semester)

 


 

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