The Faculty of Law is located on second floor
of the Students Recreation Centre, at the main campus. However, the University
is in the process of constructing a Faculty of Law Complex. The
Current staff include: One (1) Dean of the Faculty; One (1) Assistant
Registrar; One (1) Clerical Officer; and lecturers.
It also has deployed library staff.
These include; 1 Librarian in-charge of the Library and 1 senior Library
recruitments and promotions of staff, the Faculty takes cognizance of the
stipulations of the Kenyan Constitution, 2010, and Commission for University
Education Regulations in filling vacant positions. It abides by affirmative
action measures that will ensure attainment of gender and vulnerable groups’
equity and equality.
FACILITIES OF THE FACULTY
A. Library and Library
1 Library with a sitting
capacity of 60 persons
1 e-resource centre with a
sitting capacity of 40 with 20 e-resource computers
to cater for all the LL.B Curriculum (5 copies each of the core texts and 2
each of the Reference materials to cater for the proposed number of 45
University is subscribed to EBSCO HOST and has Global Online Access to Legal
University has subscribed to PRO-QUEST, Lexis Nexis and East Africa Law Reports
One (1) Moot Court has already been constructed
with a Coat of Arms, a Bench, Bar, two Docks, and a Public sitting area with a
capacity of 50 persons.
UPCOMING LL.B PROGRAMME
The upcoming Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Programme is accredited by the
Commission for University Education (CUE) and is now awaiting inspection to
commence. The goal of the Programme is to produce graduates tooled towards becoming patriotic,
responsible citizens with the highest level of professionalism and integrity as
they carry out their professional duties. The Faculty of Law
Programme has a niche in environmental and land
laws. The Programme is a
strategic component of the University’s innovative and market-driven Programmes
that will ensure assumption of a leading role in the teaching and training of
lawyers for community service in the 21st Century and beyond. It is envisaged that graduates of this Programme will have career
opportunities in government institutions, inter-governmental institutions,
regional and international organizations, the United Nations Environment Programme;
NGOs, as well as in private legal practice, among others.
FUNDAMENTAL STATEMENTS OF THE
Training in law for protection of humanity through imparting,
upholding and practicing of sound law and order.
Premier Faculty for the provision of quality legal education, training and
research for sustainable national and global development.
provide accessible legal education, training and research, generate, preserve,
share knowledge and nurture an intellectual culture that integrates theory with
practice and innovation for effective ethical leadership in the society.
Land and Environmental Sustainability for Better Life
Values: The Faculty of Law is guided by the following core
values: (1) Customer Value and
Focus;(2) Diversity and Social Fairness; (3) Environmental Consciousness; (4)
Fidelity to the Law; (5) Innovation; (6) Integrity; (7) Passion for Excellence;
(8) Peaceful Co-Existence; (9) Professionalism and
Confidentiality; (10) Prudent Utilization of Resources; (11) Teamwork; (12)
Timeliness and Devotion to Duty.
STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME
LL.B Programme is a four year Course that is structured in such a way that each
course is equivalent to 3 credit hours, or three lecture hours per week. In Year 1, 2 and 3, a semester is equivalent
to 3 hours per week x 6 courses x 15 weeks in a semester = 270 lecture hours
per semester. Year 4 semester 1 has 4 core courses and 1 elective course. Each
of the courses has 3 CFs. The total year 4 semester 1 hours = 225 lecture
hours. Year 4 semester 2 has 3 core courses, a dissertation, and 1 elective
course. Each core course and the elective have 3 CFs. The dissertation has 4 CF.
The total Year 4 semester 2 lecture hours = 180 lecture hours + 120 practical
hours for dissertation.
hours required for graduation = 1845 lecture hours, and 360 practical hours
which is equivalent to 2025 lecture hours. (1 lecture hour is equivalent to 2
ADMISSION INTO BACHELOR
OF LAW DEGREE PROGRAMME
following entry requirements are merely the minimum requirements and do not in
any way entitle an applicant to a place in the university. Subject to the Commission
for University Education (CUE), a candidate shall be registered into the Programme
if he/she has:
Passed the Kenya Certificate of secondary Education (KCSE)
examination with a minimum grade of B+ (B plus) in English; or
At least three principal Passes in
the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education examination; or
A degree from a
recognized university; or
A Distinction or Credit
Pass in a Diploma in Law examination from an accredited institution; AND
Meet additional or
specific entry requirements as may be specified by the respective Department,
Faculty, School, Institute, or professional regulatory bodies offering the
For more information about Chuka University Faculty
of Law, please contact:
Dean, Faculty of Law
Box 109 – 60400