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Overview


BACKGROUND INFORMATION

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 Assistant.

In 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 Resources

i)                    1 Library with a sitting capacity of 60 persons

ii)                  1 e-resource centre with a sitting capacity of 40 with 20 e-resource computers

iii)                Text books 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 students).

iv)                Chuka University is subscribed to EBSCO HOST and has Global Online Access to Legal Information (GOAL).

v)                  Chuka University has subscribed to PRO-QUEST, Lexis Nexis and East Africa Law Reports

B.     Moot Court

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 PROGRAMME


Philosophy: Training in law for protection of humanity through imparting, upholding and practicing of sound law and order.

Vision: A Premier Faculty for the provision of quality legal education, training and research for sustainable national and global development.

Mission: To 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.

Slogan: Inspiring Land and Environmental Sustainability for Better Life

Core 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

The 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.

 

Total 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 practical hours). 


ADMISSION INTO BACHELOR OF LAW DEGREE PROGRAMME

The 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 Degree Programme.

 

For more information about Chuka University Faculty of Law, please contact:

The Dean, Faculty of Law

Chuka University

P.O. Box 109 – 60400

Chuka, Kenya

Email: dean.law@chuka.ac.ke; info@chuka.ac.ke

DETAILS

  • Person in Charge:
    Ms. Lucy Wanja
  • Website:
  • Designation:
    Dean
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