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Strathmore Law School (SLS) is one of the constituent schools of Strathmore University (SU), a leading non-profit private university in Kenya, which aims at serving the Kenyan society to the best of its ability. SU holds a peerless reputation for quality in academic and professional education as well as personal formation.

The idea of a top-notch law school in Kenya was incubated at SU in 2004 when several young legal scholars were sponsored to do their postgraduate degrees in law at some of the most prestigious law schools in the world. The dream became a reality when SLS was officially launched on the 28th of April 2012. SLS has an exciting combination of local and foreign legal scholars, advocates and legal experts who provide each student with the practical and analytical skills needed to transform society from within.

VISION:

Strathmore Law School’s vision is to be a centre renowned for excellence in legal education and research, guided by a commitment to pursue justice, to cultivate lawyers of professional competence and moral conviction, and to be the region’s hub for change agents.

MISSION:

Strathmore Law School’s mission is to achieve legal excellence through providing a supportive learning environment that inspires innovative and critical thinking, promoting ground-breaking research, actively pursuing justice, and nurturing virtuous leaders.

VALUES:

Each member of Strathmore Law School will strive to be consistently guided by the values of excellence, justice, societal leadership, and innovation.

SUPPORTING LAW FIRMS:

• A. F Gross and Co. Advocates

• Allen & Overy, Singapore

• Anjarwalla and Khanna (A&K)

• Coulson Harney Advocates

• Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

• Holland & Knight, Washington DC

• IKM Advocates

• Kaplan & Stratton Advocates

• MMAN Advocates

• Muma and Kanjama Advocates

• Oraro & Co Advocates

• Rachier & Amollo Advocates

• TRIPLEOK LAW Advocates

INTER-UNIVERSITY LINKS

• Cornell Law School, US

• Griffith Law School, AUS

• Loyola Chicago Law School, US

• Nuremberg Academy, GE

• Oxford Law School, UK

• Queensland University of Technology, (QUT), AUS

• Stellenbosch Law School, SA

• University of Cape Town Law School, SA

• University of Johannesburg Law School, SA

• University of Navarra, ES

• University of Pretoria, SA

• University of Witwatersrand, SA

ADMISSION

Required entrance qualifications and grades:

a) KCSE minimum mean aggregate of B-
b) GCE A – Level minimum grades ABB with A in English Language or English Literature.
c) IB minimum 34 overall points with grade 5 and above in English.

Proof of above-mentioned qualifications and grades should be sent in the form of scanned copies of the KCSE or KACE certificates.

If a prospective student complies with the required entrance qualifications and grades, such students will be required to write an entrance exam. There is a non-refundable entrance examination fee of KES 1,500 payable on the day of the exam.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
All candidates shall be required to sit and pass a special entrance examination set by SLS and an oral interview.

On the day of the Entrance Examination applicants should:
Arrive at the University at 8.00am
Bring three passport size photographs
The original and a copy of their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination results and of their School Leaving Certificate
Candidates should bring a copy of their Birth Certificate/National ID card/Passport
Any other relevant certificates
Entrance examination fee – Kshs 1,800
ENTRANCE EXAMS
The Law entrance exams will be administered as follows:

Venue: Strathmore Law School (Strathmore University, Madaraka Campus)
Dates: Every Wednesday between March and June.
Time: 8.00am. The entrance exam starts punctually.

INTERVIEWS
The interviews will be conducted in alphabetic order immediately after the candidate has sat for the entrance exam.

COURSE FEE
The LLB degree (4 years, full-time basis) costs Ks. 220,000 per semester.

It may be paid –
a) in full upon registration,
b) yearly in advance (Kshs. 440,000/=), or
c) per semester (Kshs. 220,000).

SCHOLARSHIPS
There are various scholarships available for top and needy students, who have scored an average “A” in the KCSE.

SLS has also identified possible sources of funding for students seeking resources to finance their undergraduate education. The sources can help pay for tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses. Since SLS has limited resources to provide scholarships to the many students who deserve, it tries to assist students get alternative sources of resources to finance their education. Our ideal is that no deserving student should fail to get a place in SLS owing to lack of financial means.

For more information, contact law@strathmore.edu.

STUDENT LOANS
In line with our mission and strategy, the University has entered into partnership with Chase Bank to provide an improved loan facility accessible to all our degrees students both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. For further information, visit the University website.

CONTACT DETAILS
Madaraka Estate
Ole Sangale Road, PO Box 59857,
00200 City Square
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 0703-034000, 0703-034200