Master of Laws (LL.M)



Intake: January 2018

Duration: 18 Months

The Master of Laws at Strathmore Law School is an 18 month programme designed for experienced lawyers and legal practitioners who wish to expand their knowledge and expertise without interrupting their careers. The SLS LL.M offers the students first-rate increased understanding of local, regional and international legal principles. Students may enroll for a general LL.M or may choose to major in one of the five thematic areas of law offered, namely Intellectual Property Law, International Criminal Law, International Financial Law and Regulation, Oil & Gas Law and Corporate & International Tax Law.


Through lectures taught by predominantly international faculty members, case studies depicting actual problem cases in the industry, research and through group work amongst academic peers, the Programme will aim to provide students with the theoretical and practical building blocks and conceptual tools necessary for the more advanced tasks they will be called upon throughout the course.


Participant Mix

Applicants include experienced lawyers, in-house counsel, judges, government officials, legal practitioners, policy makers and law school graduates, with a minimum of two years’ working experience. Admission is highly competitive and based on an all-inclusive assessment of the submitted application including prior academic performance, recommendations, and work experience.

The LL.M will be offered on Modular basis, which involves participants attending classes for two weeks full-time after every quarter, over an eighteen-month period.


In line with the needs of the students as experienced lawyers and legal practitioners, the primary focus of delivery is participant-centered learning. This type of learning is particularly suitable to this audience in that it has its core ingredient in the combined experience of student participants.

Applicants should have a minimum of two years’ working experience in the legal field. We administer our own Graduate Entrance Exam (GEE), but a candidate may present their GMAT results if they are less than four years old. The application fee is KES 5,000 payable upon registration for the GEE or upon submission of GMAT results.


Additionally, candidates must meet the following academic and work experience qualifications:

  • Holders of First Class or Upper Second Class honours degree in Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from recognized universities, with at least two years relevant academic or professional experience; or
  • Holders of other related qualifications from recognised universities, considered by the Academic Council as equivalent to a First Class or Upper Second Class honours degree in Bachelor of Laws (LL.B); or
  • Holders of Lower Second Class degree in Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) plus postgraduate diplomas or certificates, or with at least three years relevant academic or professional experience.
  • Holders of a qualification equivalent to a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree or any similar degree in the legal field, issued by a recognised university. These may be admitted to the Master’s degree only under exceptional circumstances. The conditions under which they may be admitted will be determined by the School Board, Board of Graduate Studies and approved by the Academic Council.
Application forms are available at the SLS Office or can be downloaded from Send the completed application form with your CV, two reference letters (one professional / official and one personal / academic), copies of your academic certificates and transcripts, and a passport size photograph to You may also drop your fully completed application form at our offices. For inquiries, call the Programme Manager on +254-703-034-607.
In case you are interested in pursuing this programme and you need more information, kindly fill in your details in the form below so that we can contact you.



Contact Details

Madaraka Estate
Ole Sangale Road, PO Box 59857,
00200 City Square
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 0703-034000, 0703-034200