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Kenya School of Law Fees Structure today

Kenya School of Law Fees Structure today

This article is about the Kenya Law School (KSL) fee structure for today. Kenya Law School was established under the Kenya Law School Act No. 26 of 2012 to provide professional legal training as a government agent. Its main campus is located along Karen – Langata South Road in Nairobi. KSL is the only law school in Kenya.

Kenya Law School offers two programs;

  • the Lawyer Training Program (ATP) and
  • the Paralegal Training Program (PTP).

Training program for lawyers


Study period: 18 months; 12 months internal and 6 months pupilage.

School: Karen Main Campus

Kenya school of law Entry requirements

Candidates admitted to the LL.B AFTER 8 DECEMBER 2014 must meet the following requirements: –

Graduates of Kenyan universities:

He achieved a minimum grade of B (normal) in English or Kiswahili language and an average grade of C (plus) in Kenya.
KCSE Secondary Examination Certificate) or its equivalent;

OR
I have obtained a minimum of two (2) directors and one (1) branch for a total of ten (10) points in Kenya.
Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) or equivalent;

AND
Have passed the 16 compulsory core subjects as stipulated in the second syllabus of the Legal Education Act of 2012;
AND
Have or be eligible to obtain an LL.B degree from a recognized university in Kenya.


NB: Candidates with secondary school qualifications other than those offered by Kenya National
The Examinations Council (KNEC) must ask the Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) for an equation.

Graduates from foreign universities

He/she obtained a minimum grade of B (normal) in English or Kiswahili language and an average grade of C (plus) in English or Kiswahili language.
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) or equivalent; OR
have obtained a minimum of two (2) directors and one (1) subsidiary for a total of ten (10) points in
the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) or equivalent;

AND
Have passed the 16 compulsory core subjects as required in the Second Legal Education Programme.
2012 Act;

AND
Have or be entitled to obtain a recognized LL.B degree from a foreign university;

AND
Obtain authorization from the Council of Legal Education (CLE)
You must take and pass the pre-bar examination as stipulated in the second syllabus of the Kenya School of Science.
Law Act, Part 1 (b) (iii).

Candidates admitted to the LL.B BEFORE DECEMBER 8, 2014 must meet the following requirements: –

Having passed the relevant examination at any recognized university in Kenya, he/she meets or has met the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) at that university


After passing the relevant examinations at a university, university college or other institutions prescribed by the Council of Legal Education,

holds or has become eligible for the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) with a scholarship from that university, college or other institution and before enrolling in that university,
university college or other institution –


(i) met the minimum entry requirements for admission to a university in Kenya;

AND
ii) obtained a minimum grade of B (normal) in English and an average grade of C (plus) in Kenya
Secondary examination certificate or equivalent;
Has a law degree (LL.B) from a recognized university and has obtained a minimum grade of C (plus)
in English and has a minimum overall grade of C (normal) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination
a higher qualification, e.g. Levels “A”, “IB”, related “Diploma”, other “university degree” or having obtained a
law degree after undergraduate studies in the graduate law program;

OR
A law degree (LL.B) from a recognized university and having obtained a minimum grade of C (minus) in
English and a minimum overall grade of C (minus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination
takes and passes the pre-bar examination established by the Kenya School of Law as a prerequisite for admission.

Kenya School of Law Fees Structure today



KSL Advocates Training Program Fees Structure today
1.Tuition Fees per course unit (9 units)15,000*
2.Library Fees per annum5,000
3.Pupillage Supervision fees per annum5,000
TotalKes 145,000


NB: The fees for the qualifying exam are paid separately; the Council on Legal Education (CLE) communicates details to applicants.

Paralegal studies


The 2 year paralegal program takes place at the Kenya School of Law City Campus which is located at Development House, 5th Floor, Moi Avenue Nairobi.

Paralegals provide legal support in lawyers, business and government institutions. Please note that paralegals are not lawyers.

Minimum entry requirements:


To be eligible for admission to the Diploma Program in Law (Paralegal Studies), Kenya Law School Law,
2012 requires candidates to have:

An average grade of C (PLAIN) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent, and
a minimum grade of C (PLUS) in English; OR

A minimum of Division III in KCE/EACE or equivalent, with at least one credit in English;

At least one principal approved in the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE), or equivalent thereof; OR

A distinction or credit pass in the Certificate in Law course undertaken at the Kenya School of Law between
the years 2000 and 2003 or any other certificate or diploma in a relevant field awarded by a recognized institution by the Council of Legal Education.


Duration and progress of the program 1.

1. This is a Monday to Friday program with the option of day or evening classes.

2. The program will have a minimum duration of two (2) academic years consisting of three (3) semesters
every year.

3. Students must register for a maximum of four (4) course units per term.

4. To qualify for the Diploma in Law (Paralegal Studies), candidates must complete the course of
study in no less than two (2) academic years and no more than three (3) academic years.

Kenya Law School Diploma in Law Paralegal Studies Fee Structure


a) First year fee structure

Term 1

Application fee: Ksh 2,000 payable one time
Tuition fees per subject: Ksh 7,500 – 4 units per semester. (30,000 shillings in total)
Library Fee: Ksh 5,000 per annum
Examination per unit Course: Ksh 3,000 – 4 units per term. (12,000 shillings in total)
Total fee for period 1: Ksh 49,000

Term 2

Tuition fees per subject: Ksh 7,500 – 4 units per semester. (30,000 shillings in total)
Examination per unit Course: Ksh 3,000 – 4 units per term. (12,000 shillings in total)
Total fees for period 2: Ksh 42,000

Term 3

Tuition fees per subject: Ksh 7,500 – 4 units per semester. (30,000 shillings in total)
Examination per unit Course: Ksh 3,000 – 4 units per term. (12,000 shillings in total)
Total fees for period 3: Ksh 42,000

TOTAL RATES YEAR 1: Ksh 133,000

b) TARIFF STRUCTURE FOR THE 2ND YEAR

Term 1

Tuition fees per subject: Ksh 7,500 – 4 units per semester. (30,000 shillings in total)
Examination per unit Course: Ksh 3,000 – 4 units per term. (12,000 shillings in total)
Total fee for period 1: Ksh 42,000

Term 2

Tuition fees per subject: Ksh 7,500 – 4 units per semester. (30,000 shillings in total)
Examination per unit Course: Ksh 3,000 – 4 units per term. (12,000 shillings in total)
Total fees for period 2: Ksh 42,000

Term 3

Tuition fees per subject: Ksh 7,500 – 4 units per semester. (30,000 shillings in total)
Examination per unit Course: Ksh 3,000 – 4 units per term. (12,000 shillings in total)
Total fees for period 3: Ksh 42,000

TOTAL RATES YEAR 2: Ksh 126,000

The total fee payable over two years at KSL for a diploma in paralegal studies is Ksh259,000.

Kenya School of Law (KSL) Contact Details


Telephone Number: 0202699582

Email Address: lawschool@ksl.ac.ke

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