The government has listed several universities that are legal law schools and offer legal education programmes.
In a notice by Council of legal education CEO Mary Mutugi, she released the licensing status of the institutions as of June 30, 2023.
Institutions that have been licensed to offer a master’s in law are Strathmore Law School, Mount Kenya University, Catholic University of Eastern Africa and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
“Under the provisions of Sections 2, 8 (1) (b), 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 48 of the Legal Education Act No. 27 of 2012, the following are the only licensed legal education providers and legal education programmes in Kenya as indicated respectively,” reads the notice.
In addition, law schools that are valid to offer Bachelor of Laws are Daystar University, Mount Kenya University, University of Nairobi, Kisii University, University of Embu, Umma University and Africa Nazarene University.
Chuka University, Moi University Egerton University, Kabarak University, Strathmore Law School, Maseno University, South Eastern University of Kenya and Jomo Kenyatta University also have valid licenses offering a bachelor in law.
The diploma in law programme is offered by Mount Kenya University, Kisii University, Kenya Institute of Management and the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
The purpose of the council is to promote legal education and training and provide high possible standards for law schools.