Kenya School of Law

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Coordinates: 1°21′41″S 36°44′49″E / 1.361476°S 36.746938°E / -1.361476; 36.746938

Logo of the Kenya School of Law

The Kenya School of Law (KSL) is the only bar school in Kenya. After their completion of an Undergraduate Degrees in Law from a recognized university, students attend the Kenya School of Law to be prepared for admission to the Kenyan Bar.

The Kenya School of Law was established as a law vocational training school for the training of barristers in 1963. It was created by Gerald Davis, a barrister under the auspices of Lord Justice Denning. Many of the lecturers appointed by Gerald Davis went on to become Judges in the UK. The standard of teaching was very high. However, the establishment of Faculties of Law in East African universities led to a need to change the training offered at the Kenya School of Law. The Kenya School of Law was re-established as in 1995 to provide the Advocates Training Program which focused on the preparation of young lawyers for entry into the legal profession.

In 2005, a ministerial task force on the Development of a Policy and Legal Framework for Legal Education in Kenya expanded the mandate of the Kenya School of Law to include the following:

  • Advocates Training
  • Continuing Professional Legal Development
  • Paralegal Training
  • The provision of Specialized Professional Legal Training in Public Service
  • Conducting of Projects, Consultancies and Research

The Council of Legal Education Act is the basis of legal training in Kenya.

KSL Thola Glass F.C.[edit]

The Kenya School of Law sponsors Kenya School of Law Thola Glass Football Club, commonly known as KSL Thola Glass or simply Thola Glass or Thola, which competes in FKF Division One, the second tier in the Kenyan football league system.[1][2]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Alex Isoe (21 March 2012). "We are down but not out - School of Law's Thola Glass". Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  2. ^ Brian Moseti (10 June 2012). "Bandari's Coach excited, Thola's embarrassed". Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  3. ^ Business Daily Africa (2017). "Top 40 Women Under 40 in Kenya" (PDF). Nairobi: Nation Media Group. Retrieved 11 November 2017.

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