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Bachelor of Laws (LLB) program

Riara University

Bachelors Degree Program 4 Years

Course Details

Course Overview

The Riara Law School Advantage includes learning from world class faculty who have been trained at the Ivy League and other prestigious institutions around the world; and a faculty to student ratio of 1:15.
Influenced by the legacy of the founders, Riara’s curriculum has been expertly crafted to nurture a problem-solving lawyer who is aware of the social, economic and political context within which the law exists and one who understands and crafts solutions for Africa and beyond.

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Mean grade of B- and above in KCSE or its equivalent with a B plain in English;
  • KACE with a minimum of two principal passes and one subsidiary pass;
  • Be holders of a degree from a recognized university;
  • Be an all-rounded person with exceptional leadership skills and abilities;
  • Participate in an oral interview to establish their suitability for the Riara Law School programme.

Course Program

Course Units 


YEAR 1

Semester I

RLLB 101: Constitutional Law I

RLLB 102: Law of Contract I

RLLB 103: Law of Torts I

RLLB 104: Legal Research & Writing I

RLLB 105: Social Foundations of Law


Semester II

RLLB 106: Constitutional Law II

RLLB 107: Law of Contracts II

RLLB 108:  Law of Torts II

RLLB 109: Legal Systems & Methods


YEAR 2


Semester I

RLLB 201: Criminal Law I

RLLB 202: Legal Writing II

RLLB 203: Property Theory

RLLB 204: Civil Procedure I

RLLB 205: Law of Evidence I

RLLB 206: Administrative Law I


Semester II

RLLB 207: Criminal Procedure

RLLB 208: Law of Evidence II

RLLB 209: Criminal Law II

RLLB 210: Civil Procedure II

RLLB 211: Administrative Law II

RLLB 212: Property Law


YEAR 3


Semester I

RLLB 301: Commercial Law

RLLB 302: Public International Law

RLLB 303: Law of Business Associations I

RLLB 304: Labour Law

RLLB 305: Education Law and Policy


Semester II

RLLB 306: Insolvency Law

RLLB 307: Jurisprudence

RLLB 308: Law of Business Associations II

RLLB 309: Equity & Trusts


Electives for Year 3


RLLB 310: Insurance Law

RLLB 311: Alternative Dispute Resolution

RLLB 312: Introduction to Islamic Law

RLLB 313: Financial Services Law

RLLB 314: Customary Law

RLLB 315: Conflict of Laws

RLLB 316: International Humanitarian Law

RLLB 317: Law & Anthropology

RLLB 318: Securities Regulation

RLLB 319: Regional Integration Law

RLLB 320: International Human Rights Law

RLLB 321: Law & Development


YEAR 4


Semester I

RLLB 401: Accounting for Lawyers

RLLB 402: Family Law

RLLB 403: Legislative Drafting

RLLB 404: Research Paper I


Semester II

RLLB 405: Law of Succession

RLLB 406: Gender and the Law

RLLB 407: Research Paper II


Electives for Year 4

RLLB 408: National Security Law

RLLB 409: Introduction to Tax Law

RLLB 410: International Trade Law

RLLB 411: International Economic Law

RLLB 412: Environmental Law

RLLB 413: Law, Science & Technology

RLLB 414: Intellectual Property Law

RLLB 415: Law, Democracy and Citizenship

RLLB 416: Sports & Entertainment Law

RLLB 417: Public Procurement Law

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