Department of Private Law
Learning private law through clinical legal education.
The Department of Private Law is responsible for teaching nearly half of the core subjects in the LLB curriculum. The subjects under the Department include Tort, Intellectual Property Law, Family Law, Civil Procedure, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Customary Law of Kenya, and Law of Succession. Commercial law units are also currently being taught under the department.
The department adopts the clinical legal education mode of instruction to ensure that learning is learner-centred as opposed to teacher centred. In this regard, the lectures are very active and interactive.
The goal of the programme is to produce lawyers of sound legal knowledge, conscience, competence, and compassion with the ability to serve any community around the world, and to meet the challenges of leadership and the administration of justice in their endeavours.
The department follows the Vision, Mission and Philosophy of the School of Law.
Vision-: A Premier Law school educating legal entrepreneurs of conscience, competence, and compassion with the ability to meet the challenges of leadership and the administration of justice in Africa and beyond.
Mission-: To provide legal education and scholarship of the highest standards through developing cutting edge professional competencies, promoting entrepreneurship, and increasing sensitivity to community needs in order to ensure global competences.
Philosophy-: The School philosophy draws from the elements and logic of the University Philosophy and consists of the following three elements:
c) Public Service
In our service delivery, the department will ensure that
News and Events private
Our Contacts private
Department of Private Law
P.O. Box 43844-00100, Parklands,
Tel: +254 208704804/4805
Research and Collaborations
REDD+ Law Project in Kenya
The University of Cambridge Centre for Climate Change and Kenyatta University School of Law have been working on a project on “Creating an Enabling Legal Environment for REDD+ Investments in Kenya”. Details of the project, the project report and publications can be accessed at this link.
The Kenya REDD+ Law project is an initiative of the University of Cambridge Centre for Climate Change. REDD+ is one of several different strategies to address climate change that Parties to the UNFCCC have developed as part of their mitigation commitments. REDD+ is primarily intended to be a mechanism to channel funding (both public and private) for reducing emissions from the forest sector; however, its implementation is also expected to have numerous co-benefits.