Egerton University Law School
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FACULTY OF LAW
Prof. Michael Wabwile
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Egerton University Law School With the establishment of the Faculty of Law at Egerton University in 2015, and its accreditation in early 2016 the momentum for growth is on the rise. The fanfare of securing accreditation and launching the Bachelor of Laws programme witnessed in 2016 has given way to a new chapter. We have turned our focus to the task of consolidating operations and growing to maturity. With intakes in June 2016, September 2016, and September 2017, the student enrolment has increased from zero to 25, 86 and, presently 130, which includes both government-sponsored and self-sponsored students. However, we are aware that growth without due regard to quality imperatives contradicts the very reason dêtreof Egerton University.
As recent entrants in an increasingly formidable field of service providers, we have resolved from the outset that our mission must contribute to redefining quality standards in legal education in the Eastern Africa region. We have a passion for excellence and are determined to show that we bring new exciting value addition to Kenya’s legal education scene. Three aspects of quality and distinction of our Faculty and our mission are reflected in our inaugural Bachelor of Laws degree curriculum. Egerton University Law School
First, we believe that admission requirements have a bearing on the quality of learners and the standard of graduates of the programme. So, learners selected to join our undergraduate programme must demonstrate above-average capability. We select only the most highly qualified students who have good prospects of thriving in our programme and represent the realistic promise of a successful professional career. This, we believe is the calibre of lawyers that our increasingly complex world needs. We recognize that such positioning on quality may not make sense for those more concerned about numbers and money realized from academic programmes. Yet again, it is our distinctive approach to quality issues that makes us run many miles ahead. Egerton University Law School
Secondly, our curriculum is fully loaded. We invest at least seventy-five hours of intensive learning comprising of 45 hours of lectures and 30 hours of tutorials, seminars, moot courts and other learning activities for each law course in the programme. This amounts to four (4) Credit Factors (CFs). Each course unit is allocated four (4) teaching hours per week, which is unprecedented in the region. The intensive loading of contact hours is instrumental in enriching the learner experience. To implement this enhanced training strategy we have a team of highly skilled and experienced academics with world-class credentials, who are engaged on a full-time basis. Moreover, in the first quarter of 2018, we expect to welcome six new academic staff joining the Founding Faculty to strengthen our programme delivery team.
Thirdly, our curriculum provides unique opportunities for our students to gain key competencies in legal research and writing and training in human rights law and practice. This is unique in the sense that our eight seminar courses in legal research and writing and seven units in human rights contribute to making our curriculum a true pace-setter in these niche areas. From the outset, we want to nurture a culture of academic writing among our learners. Our students in the First and Second years of study will have their media outlet in our new law magazine – the Egerton Juristin which to showcase their skills in critical literature review and digesting case law.
The Egerton Juristmagazine will promote academic writing by our students and enable readers to gauge the quality of learning that our students are gaining. The inaugural issue of the theEgertonJurist magazine will be published in November 2017. Egerton University Law School
There is so much we would like to say about our determination to break new ground and demonstrate leadership in university education. Indeed, as our vision unfolds, some of these propositions will become self-evident. In the meantime, we continue to select above-average students to pursue our superior reloaded curriculum which is delivered by a world-class Faculty. Looking forward, there is a valid basis for optimism. There is no doubt that as a Faculty we are on the right path.
The vision of the Faculty of Law
Our vision is to be a world-class Law School for the advancement of innovative legal education and research, and human rights discourse.
The mission of the Faculty of Law
The Mission of the Faculty of Law is to provide a quality legal education that fosters critical thinking, human rights discourse, innovative research, the pursuit of justice through scholarship, advocacy and collaboration, and service to the society that contributes to national and global development.
Accreditation Status and quality assurance
Our Bachelor of Laws degree programme is accredited by both the Council of Legal Education and the Commission for University Education
The move to obtain full accreditation before commencing the programme is informed by our faith in quality assurance procedures, in line with the university’s obligations under the ISO 9001:2008standard applied by the institution. It means that the Faculty and all its academic activities are subject to the supervisory jurisdiction of the regulatory bodies at all times. Moreover, we commit that during the period of accreditation, the Faculty of Law shall comply with the conditions, norms and standards required of a licensed legal education institution.
Bachelor of Laws
Following the award of full accreditation of our undergraduate Law degree program by regulatory agencies, Egerton University invites applications from qualified persons for our Bachelor of Laws (LLB) program inaugural intake of May 2016.
Bachelor of Laws
Following accreditation of our undergraduate Law degree programme by regulatory agencies, Egerton University invites applications from qualified persons for our Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme inaugural intake of May 2016.
Minimum admission requirements:
(a.) A minimum mean grade of B- (minus) at KCSE and a B Plain in English; or
(b.) Three (3) principal passes in the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) or its equivalent obtained at the same sitting, with an equivalent of a B Plain in English; or
(c.) Three (3) principal passes in the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) or its equivalent obtained at different sittings, provided that the principals are of Grade C or higher; with an equivalent of a B Plain in English Language; or
(d.) An undergraduate degree in any appropriate field other than law and a minimum of C+ (plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination or its equivalent with a minimum of grade B (plain) in English Language; or
(e.) A diploma in the law of a legal education institution accredited by the Council of Legal Education, with at least a Credit pass or higher. Egerton University Law School
Application forms may be obtained from Egerton University offices or downloaded from the University Website: http://www.egerton.ac.ke/admissions/forms/Diploma_and_Undergraduate.pdf
Duly completed forms should be submitted to the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Law, Egerton University Oginga Odinga Avenue, P O Box13357 – 20100 Nakuru – Kenya.
The programme shall be conducted on a full-time basis i.e 8.00 am to 5.00 pm at the Nakuru Town Campus College, Southern Campus. Additional information on the programme including fees payable, course structure and term dates is accessible on the Faculty of Law website: http://www.egerton.ac.ke/index.php/Faculty-of-law/training-programmemes.html. Egerton University Law School
persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
BACHELOR OF LAWS DEGREE CURRICULUM STRUCTURE
WRITTEN BY EGERTON UNIVERSITY ON 26 FEBRUARY 2016.
SEMESTER DATES FOR MAY 2016 INTAKE
The first semester starts on 6th June 2016 and ends on 2nd October 2016
Bachelor of Laws degree Curriculum structure
1.1 The Egerton University Bachelor of Laws degree curriculum consists of three (3) University Common Courses,
forty-six (46) Core Courses and four (4) Elective Courses. The University Common Courses are indicated in Table 1 below,
while the Elective courses are indicated in Table 4 below. The rest of the courses are core courses and
include courses expressly prescribed by the Council of Legal Education undergraduate degree curriculum standards.
1.2 In the First Year, candidates shall take twelve (12) courses, i.e. six (6) courses per semester.
The Course unit load shall be twenty (20) hours per week, which adds to 300 hours per semester, and 600 hours
for the First Year of study. This is indicated in Table 1 below.
Table 1: The Egerton University Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree Curriculum Structure – First Year
|CODE||FIRST YEAR 1STSEMESTER||Lecture Hrs per week||CODE||FIRST-YEAR 2ND SEMESTER||Hours per week|
|1||LLB 111||Law of Contract||4||1||LLB 121||Criminal Law||4|
|2||LLB 112||Constitutional Law||4||2||LLB 122||Tort Law||4|
|3||COMS 101||Communication Skills (University Common course)||3||3||COMP 101||Introduction to Computer Applications (University Common course)||3|
|4||LLB 114||Legal Research and Writing I||3||4||LLB 124||Legal research and Writing II||3|
|5||LLB 115||History and Theory of Human Rights||3||5||LLB 125||Kenyan and Comparative Human Rights Law and practice||3|
|6||ZOOL 143||Biology of HIV/AIDS
and Society (University Common Course)
|3||6||LLB 126||Legal Systems and Methods||3|
|Total: 20 hours per week||Total: 20 hours per week|
|Total hours minimum; i.e. 20 lecture hours per week x 15 weeks = 300 hours per semester. This adds to 600 lecture hours in the First Year of study.|
1.3 In the Second Year, candidates shall take fourteen (14) courses, i.e. seven (7) courses per semester.
The Course unit load shall be twenty (21) hours per week, which adds to 315 hours per semester, and
630 hours for the Second Year of study as shown in Table 2 below.
Table 2: The Egerton University Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree Curriculum Structure –
|Lecture Hrs per week||CODE||SECOND-YEAR,
|Hours per week|
|1||LLB 211||Public International Law||3||1||LLB 221||Equity and Law of Trusts||3|
|2||LLBE 212||Family Law||3||2||LLBE 222||Law of succession||3|
|3||LLBE 213||Commercial Law||3||3||LLBE 223||Labour Law||3|
|4||LLBE 214||Legal Research and Writing III||3||4||LLBE 224||Legal Research and Writing IV||3|
|5||LLBE 215||Regional Protection of Human Rights||3||5||LLBE 225||The United Nations Human Rights System||3|
|6||LLBE 216||Property Law I||3||6||LLBE 226||Property Law II||3|
|7||LLBE 217||Entrepreneurship for Lawyers||3||7||LLBE 227||Accounting for Lawyers||3|
|Total minimum: 21 hours per week||Total minimum: 21 hours per week|
|Total 21 hours minimum; i.e. 21 lecture hours per week x 15 weeks= 315 hours per semester. This adds to 630 lecture hours for the Second Year of study.|
In the Third Year, candidates shall take fourteen (14) courses, i.e. seven (7) courses per semester. The Course unit load
shall be twenty (21) hours per week, which adds to 315 hours per semester, and 630 hours for the two semesters,
excluding Judicial and Clinical Attachment. The six-week Judicial and Clinical Attachment shall be taken immediately after
the end of the Second Semester Examinations and shall account for 48 contact hours. This adds to 678 hours for the
Third Year of Study as shown in Table 3 below.
Table 3: The Egerton University Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree Curriculum Structure – Third Year
|CODE||THIRD YEAR 1STSEMESTER||Lecture Hrs per week||CODE||THIRD-YEAR 2ND SEMESTER||Hrs per week|
|1||LLBE 311||Jurisprudence||3||1||LLBE 321||Law of Business Associations||3|
|2||LLBE 312||Administrative Law||3||2||LLBE 322||Company Law||3|
|3||LLBE 313||Law of Evidence||3||3||LLBE 323||Intellectual Property Law||3|
|4||LLBE 314||Legal research and Writing V||3||4||LLBE 324||Legal research and Writing VI||3|
|5||LLBE 315||Human Rights Law Seminar I||3||5||LLBE 325||Human Rights Law Seminar II||3|
|6||LLBE 316||Child Law||3||6||LLBE 326||Law and Gender Relations||3|
|7||LLBE 317||Civil Procedure||3||7||LLBE 327||Criminal Procedure||3|
|8||LLBE 328||*Judicial and Clinical Attachment||8|
|Total minimum: 21 hours per week||Total minimum: 21 hours per week excluding Judicial and Clinical Attachment|
|Total: 21 hours minimum; i.e. 21 lecture hours per week x 15 weeks= 315 hours per semester. This adds to 630 lecture hours in the Third Year of study, excluding the Judicial and Clinical Attachment.
*The six-week Judicial and Clinical Attachment is taken immediately after the Second Semester Examinations of the Third Year. It accounts for 48 hours i.e. 6 weeks x 8 hours per week. This adds up to 678 hours for the Third Year of study.
1.4 In the Fourth Year, candidates shall take ten (10) courses, i.e. five (5) courses per semester. The course unit load
shall be sixteen (16) hours per week, which adds to 240 hours per semester, and 480 hours for the Fourth Year of study.
This is indicated in Table 4 below.
Table 4: The Egerton University Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree Curriculum Structure – Fourth Year
|CODE||FOURTH-YEAR 1STSEMESTER||Lecture Hrs per week||CODE||FOURTH-YEAR
|Lecture Hours per week|
|1||LLBE 411||Trial and Appellate Advocacy||3||1||LLBE 421||Professional Ethics and Responsibility||3|
|2||LLBE 412||Environmental and Natural Resources Law||3||2||LLBE 422||International Humanitarian and Refugee Law||3|
|3||LLBE 413||Alternative Dispute Resolution||3||3||LLBE 423||East African Community Law||3|
|4||LLBE 414||Legal research and Writing VII||4||4||LLBE 424||Research Paper||4|
Candidates shall take one (1) elective
Candidates shall take one (1) elective
|5||LLBE 415||Insurance Law (Elective course)||3||5||LLBE 425||Revenue Law (Elective course)||3|
|6||LLBE 416||Consumer Protection Law (Elective course)||3||6||LLBE 426||Banking Law (Elective course)||3|
|Total 16 hours per week||Total 16 hours per week|
|Total hours minimum; i.e. 16 lecture hours per week x 15 weeks= 240 hours each, in the first and second semester, totalling 480 lecture hours in the Fourth Year of study.|
1.5 The program consists of a total of fifty-three (53) courses of which candidates shall take a minimum of 51 (fifty-one)
courses, over a period of eight (8) semesters (four academic years) as indicated in Tables 1,2,3 and 4 above.
This translates to a total minimum of 2,388 contact hours. The curriculum structure complies with the minimum requirements
of the Council for Legal Education and the Commission for University Education.
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