Bachelor of Laws degree Curriculum structure

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First semester starts on 6th June, 2016 and ends on 2nd October 2016

Bachelor of Laws degree Curriculum structure

1.1 The Egerton university Bachelor of Laws degree curriculum consists of three (3) University Common Courses,

forty six (46) Core Courses and four (4) Elective Courses. The University Common Courses are indicated in Table 1 below,

while the Elective courses are indicated in Table 4 below. The rest of the courses are core courses, and

include courses expressly prescribed by the Council of Legal Education undergraduate degree curriculum standards.

1.2 In the First Year, candidates shall take twelve (12) courses, i.e. six (6) courses per semester.

The Course unit load shall be twenty (20) hours per week, which adds to 300 hours per semester, and 600 hours

for the First Year of study. This is indicated in Table 1 below.

Table 1: The Egerton University Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree Curriculum Structure – First Year

CODE

FIRST YEAR 1ST SEMESTER

Lecture Hrs per week

CODE

FIRST YEAR 2ND SEMESTER

Hours per week

1

LLBE 111

Law of Contract

4

1

LLBE 121

Criminal Law

4

2

LLBE 112

Constitutional Law

4

2

LLBE 122

Tort Law

4

3

COMS 101

Communication Skills (University Common course)

3

3

COMP 101

Introduction to Computer Applications (University Common course)

3

4

LLBE 114

Legal Research and Writing I

3

4

LLBE 124

Legal research and Writing II

3

5

LLBE 115

History and Theory of Human Rights

3

5

LLBE 125

Kenyan and Comparative Human Rights Law and practice

3

6

ZOOL 143

Biology of HIV/AIDS

and Society (University Common Course)

3

6

LLBE 126

Legal Systems and Methods

3

Total : 20 hours per week

Total : 20 hours per week

Total hours minimum; i.e. 20 lecture hours per week x 15 weeks = 300 hours per semester. This adds to 600 lecture hours in the First Year of study.

1.3 In the Second Year, candidates shall take fourteen (14) courses, i.e. seven (7) courses per semester.

The Course unit load shall be twenty (21) hours per week, which adds to 315 hours per semester, and

630 hours for the Second Year of study as shown in Table 2 below.

Table 2: The Egerton University Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree Curriculum Structure -

Second Year

CODE

SECOND YEAR

1ST SEMESTER

Lecture Hrs per week

CODE

SECOND YEAR,

2ND SEMESTER

Hours per week

1

LLBE 211

Public International Law

3

1

LLBE 221

Equity and Law of Trusts

3

2

LLBE 212

Family Law

3

2

LLBE 222

Law of succession

3

3

LLBE 213

Commercial Law

3

3

LLBE 223

Labour Law

3

4

LLBE 214

Legal Research and Writing III

3

4

LLBE 224

Legal Research and Writing IV

3

5

LLBE 215

Regional Protection of Human Rights

3

5

LLBE 225

The United Nations Human Rights System

3

6

LLBE 216

Property Law I

3

6

LLBE 226

Property Law II

3

7

LLBE 217

Entrepreneurship for Lawyers

3

7

LLBE 227

Accounting for Lawyers

3

Total minimum: 21 hours per week

Total minimum: 21 hours per week

Total 21 hours minimum; i.e. 21 lecture hours per week x 15 weeks= 315 hours per semester. This adds to 630 lecture hours for the Second Year of study.

In the Third Year, candidates shall take fourteen (14) courses, i.e. seven (7) courses per semester. The Course unit load

shall be twenty (21) hours per week, which adds to 315 hours per semester, and 630 hours for the two semesters,

excluding Judicial and Clinical Attachment. The six-week Judicial and Clinical Attachment shall be taken immediately after

the end of Second Semester Examinations, and shall account for 48 contact hours. This adds to 678 hours for the

Third Year of Study as shown in Table 3 below.

Table 3: The Egerton University Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree Curriculum Structure – Third Year

CODE

THIRD YEAR 1ST SEMESTER

Lecture Hrs per week

CODE

THIRD YEAR 2ND SEMESTER

Hrs per week

1

LLBE 311

Jurisprudence

3

1

LLBE 321

Law of Business Associations

3

2

LLBE 312

Administrative Law

3

2

LLBE 322

Company Law

3

3

LLBE 313

Law of Evidence

3

3

LLBE 323

Intellectual Property Law

3

4

LLBE 314

Legal research and Writing V

3

4

LLBE 324

Legal research and Writing VI

3

5

LLBE 315

Human Rights Law Seminar I

3

5

LLBE 325

Human Rights Law Seminar II

3

6

LLBE 316

Child Law

3

6

LLBE 326

Law and Gender Relations

3

7

LLBE 317

Civil Procedure

3

7

LLBE 327

Criminal Procedure

3

8

LLBE 328

*Judicial and Clinical Attachment

8

Total minimum: 21 hours per week

Total minimum: 21 hours per week excluding Judicial and Clinical Attachment

Total: 21 hours minimum; i.e. 21 lecture hours per week x 15 weeks= 315 hours per semester. This adds to 630 lecture hours in the Third Year of study, excluding the Judicial and Clinical Attachment.

*The six-week Judicial and Clinical Attachment is taken immediately after the Second Semester Examinations of the Third Year. It accounts for 48 hours i.e. 6 weeks x 8 hours per week. This adds up to 678 hours for the Third Year of study.

1.4 In the Fourth Year, candidates shall take ten (10) courses, i.e. five (5) courses per semester. The course unit load

shall be sixteen (16) hours per week, which adds to 240 hours per semester, and 480 hours for the Fourth Year of study.

This is indicated in Table 4 below.

Table 4: The Egerton University Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree Curriculum Structure - Fourth Year

CODE

FOURTH YEAR 1ST SEMESTER

Lecture Hrs per week

CODE

FOURTH YEAR

2ND SEMESTER

Lecture Hours per week

1

LLBE 411

Trial and Appellate Advocacy

3

1

LLBE 421

Professional Ethics and Responsibility

3

2

LLBE 412

Environmental and Natural Resources Law

3

2

LLBE 422

International Humanitarian and Refugee Law

3

3

LLBE 413

Alternative Dispute Resolution

3

3

LLBE 423

East African Community Law

3

4

LLBE 414

Legal research and Writing VII

4

4

LLBE 424

Research Paper

4

ELECTIVES

Candidates shall take one (1) elective

3

ELECTIVES

Candidates shall take one (1) elective

5

LLBE 415

Insurance Law (Elective course)

3

5

LLBE 425

Revenue Law (Elective course)

3

6

LLBE 416

Consumer Protection Law (Elective course)

3

6

LLBE 426

Banking Law (Elective course)

3

Total 16 hours per week

Total 16 hours per week

Total hours minimum; i.e. 16 lecture hours per week x 15 weeks= 240 hours each, in the first and second semester, totalling to 480 lecture hours in the Fourth Year of study.

1.5 The program consists of a total of fifty three (53) courses of which candidates shall take a minimum of 51 (fifty one)

courses, over a period of eight (8) semesters (four academic years) as indicated in Tables 1,2,3 and 4 above.

This translates to a total minimum of 2,388 contact hours. The curriculum structure complies with the minimum requirements

of the Council for Legal Education and the Commission for University Education.

BACHELOR OF LAWS COURSE FEES STRUCTURE: 2015-2016 ACADEMIC YEAR

CHARGES

Year1

Year2

Year3

Year4

TOTAL

SEMESTERS

Sem.1

Sem.2

Sem.1

Sem.2

Sem.1

Sem.2

Sem.1

Sem.2

TUITION

75,000

75000

75,000

75000

75,000

75000

75,000

75000

600,000

REGISTRATION

1500

1500

1500

1500

6,000

MEDICAL

2500

2500

2500

2500

10,000

CAUTION MONEY

2000

2,000

MATERIAL DEV.

4200

4200

4200

4200

16,800

LIBRARY

2500

2500

2500

2500

10,000

EXAMINATIONS

3700

3700

3700

3700

14,800

ACTIVITY

1200

1200

1200

1200

4,800

STUDENT I/D

500

500

STUDENT UNION

400

400

400

400

1,600

JUDICIAL ATTACHMENT

3,750

3750

3750

3750

15,000

TOTAL

97,250

75,000

94,750

75,000

94,750

75,000

94,750

75,000

681,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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