Vision and Mission

VISION

To be an institution of global excellence in legal education, training, research and innovation for development

MISSION

To offer accessible quality legal education, training, research and innovation to prepare graduates with appropriate knowledge, skills and professional competence to provide legal service in all fields, but with particular focus on the fields of Agriculture, Engineering, Technology, Enterprise Development, Built Environment, Health Sciences and other Applied Sciences to suit the needs of a dynamic world.

OBJECTIVES OF THE BACHELOR OF LAWS (LL.B) PROGRAMME

a) Prepare students with the knowledge, skills and other competences to enable them provide legal services nationally, regionally, and globally.

b) Intellectually prepare students to appreciate the role of law in development from national, regional and international perspectives.

c) Inculcate in students the values of professionalism, social justice and community service.

d) Integrate studies in science and technology, including information technology, in legal education.

e) Promote the stated goals, vision, mission and philosophy of JKUAT.

f) Deepen the understanding of national and international law, and how both regimes relate to each other.

About Law Programme

The Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree provides students with a sound knowledge of the principles of the Kenyan, regional and international legal systems. Graduates are empowered to critically assess, interpret and apply the law with a historical, comparative and jurisprudential background that is essential for a thorough and critical understanding of law and legal institutions.

The Bachelor of Laws degree curriculum includes a skills component which teaches students generic practical skills such as problem solving, analysis, research and practical legal skills such as legal writing, drafting and argumentation. Law students are required to make constructive use of the knowledge and skills they acquire by contributing to national development and the community through legal aid, community service, street law and similar outreach activities.