Students can now apply to study Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree program at Daystar University.
This is after the Council for Legal Education (CLE) approved the program through a letter dated July 31.
The CLE wrote the letter to Daystar University granting them the approval following an onsite inspection of the institution’s school of law to determine its suitability to offer the program.
According to the Council’s CEO Dr. J K Gakeri, the university will be allowed to offer the program for a period of five years before its is re-evaluated.
“The Council is pleased to inform you that Daystar University School of Law has been licensed as a legal education provider pursuant to the provisions of the Legal Education Act and the relevant regulations,” said Dr J K Gakeri in the latter.
Daystar University’s school of law has not been operational for along time making students at the institution to raise concerns.
The institution’s Corporate Affairs Manager Damaris Kimilu said in a press statement that the programme has limited spaces and will only admit 60 students per year.
“The Daystar University School of Law campus is located next to the Daystar Nairobi campus and is fully resourced for teaching and learning, including a digitized library, computer labs, a moot court and the necessary teaching and support staff,” she said.
This comes even as the school seem to be recovering from a storm of controversies surrounding the institution’s management that ended in the ouster of the then Vice-Chancellor.
Apart from the academic program to be offered at the school of law, the institution will also operate the Centre for Medical Law and Ethics which is focused on offering support services in research, training and advocacy.