About University Of Nairobi (uonbi) School Of Law

About University Of Nairobi (uonbi) School Of Law

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The Faculty of Law was established in 1970 and is one of the original faculties of the University of Nairobi.  The main task of the Faculty is to run a national training Programme for the legal profession, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LL.B).  The Faculty also runs Master of Laws (LL.M) and PhD Programmes for students wishing to specialize in specific branches of law.

Although law studies at the University Level are by tradition, of theoretical character, pedagogical efforts have been made to encourage active participation in class and to introduce mock trails and moot court competitions locally and internationally.  The Faculty also runs a Clinical Programme under which students are attached to courts in order for them to appreciate the workings of the law and again practical experience.

The training at the Faculty provides students with knowledge of the law required in professional practice, business, industry as well as service in local and central governments.  Since its establishment, the Faculty has maintained a distinctive character in contribution to the legal profession and the legal fraternity in Kenya and is the leading source of legal knowledge and skills in the country.  Graduates of the Faculty are serving as senior members of government, judges of superior courts, magistrates, Senior legal officers in the State Law Office, public corporations, local authorities and private entities.  Others are law instructors in many institutions.

This premier law faculty has evolved steadily from its earlier status as a department of the Faculty of Commerce in the 1960s to one of the largest law faculties in East and Central Africa.  Today, the Faculty has staff strength of 8 professors, 7 Senior Lecturers, 19 Lecturers, 8 Assistant Lecturers and a team of administrative and support staff.  The student population stands at slightly over 1,200.  The Faculty has therefore become the object of legitimate expectation in terms of academic delivery.


A world-class Law School committed to the promotion of academic achievement and excellence in research.
A centre for learning and scholarship; preparing students for academic pursuits, professional development, enhanced personal lives, and responsible global citizenship; extending the frontiers of knowledge through research, creative works, and scholarship; fostering an intellectual culture that bridges theory with practice; contributing to social, economic, and cultural development; and, through intellectual products, enhances the quality of life of the people of Kenya and all humanity.
Core Values
In order to realize the above vision and mission, certain values need to be nurtured by the Institution, the School of Law shall:

  • Espouse the virtues of truth, integrity, honesty, tolerance, professionalism, teamwork and meritocracy.
  • Uphold the ethics and etiquette of teaching, learning and research
  • Promote and defend the freedom of thought and academic enquiry as well as freedom of association
  • Be creative and innovative
  • Ensure openness and transparency in all its dealings and operations
  • Nurture responsible corporate citizenship and strong social responsibility
  • Be at the forefront in providing leadership in national agenda
  • Respect the beliefs and values of others
  • Respect and protect the environment
  • Have the courage to initiate and adapt to change


Within the University strategic period 2008- 2013, the following quality objectives have been
established to guide the School of Law employees in discharging service to customers and stakeholders:
· Manage the School of Law efficiently
· Produce quality and holistic graduates
· Contribute to knowledge, development and technological innovations.
· Enhance the competitiveness of the School of Law.
Our Service Charter
In case of any complaints or queries about any percieved or suspected incidences of non-compliance with the University Regulations the same may be reported via this line on THE CORRUPTION REPORTING HOTLINE:
LINE: 0204912606


The Deans Office,School of Law
P. O. Box 30197 – 00100
Nairobi Parklands Campus.
Tel: 3740366/ 3740377/ 3740338/ 3740229
Mobile: 0722-922608/ 0734-273568
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