Applications to Strathmore University Law School's Master of Laws (LLM) program are now being accepted. Located in Kenya, East Africa, Strathmore Law School (SLS) is one of the country's leading non-profit private institutions and a constituent school of the Strathmore University. It was created with the objective of serving the Kenyan society.
The creation of the SLS came into fruition after numerous young legal scholars were given sponsorships to acquire their postgraduate degrees in various top law schools in other countries. SLS was finally launched in 2012 and has since catered to both domestic and foreign legal experts, scholars, and advocates who provided students with the skills necessary to effect change in the country.
SLS's LLM program can be completed in 18 months and is open to legal practitioners and experienced lawyers who are intent on gaining advanced knowledge without the need to halt their careers. This is because the LLM program is conducted on a modular basis. Students attend classes for 2 weeks, full-time, after every quarter over a period of 18 months.
Through the new LLM program, students will acquire a first-rate, advanced understanding of domestic, regional, and international legal principles. LLM students have the option of either enrolling for the General LLM or decide to pursue a concentration in one of the offered thematic fields of law, as follows:
- International Criminal Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- Oil & Gas Law and Corporate
- International Financial Law and Regulation
- International Tax Law
Ideal applicants are judges, lawyers, officials of governments, policymakers, legal professionals, in-house counsels, and law graduates. Applicants should have at least two years' work experience. Admission is based on a strict assessment of the application and requirements, and is highly competitive.