About Law School

The RLS Advantage includes learning from world-class faculty who have been trained at the Ivy League and other prestigious institutions around the world, and a faculty-to-student ratio of 1:15. Influenced by the legacy of the founders…

Dean Riara Law School

Dr. Victor Lando, MCIarb,  is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the University of Nairobi, a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Human Rights and Democratisation from the University of…

Dean’s Scholarship

Riara University was born out of a sincere desire to provide a comprehensive approach to higher education. It is a logical continuation of our commitment, dating back to 1974, to ensure the education and development of the whole person…


Welcome to Riara Law School, one of only three institutions in Kenya to receive full accreditation from the Council of Legal Education. Structured to transcend archaic legal formalism, the law programme at Riara University adopts a fresh, interdisciplinary approach to legal education to equip students with advanced legal knowledge, efficacious lawyering skills, and moral perspectives necessary to harness law, politics, economy, and culture, to the ends of justice. Every graduate of Riara Law School will be firmly grounded in contemporary legal philosophy and emancipatory jurisprudence.

We are attracting exceptionally qualified faculty that, together with ample library, clinical, ICT, and classroom resources, will ensure our students get an unforgettable learning experience and earn a respectable law degree.

We seek to provide transformative legal education by adopting teaching methodologies that nurture problem-solving skills in line with the University’s objective of providing market-driven academic programmes supported by excellent faculty, library, and infrastructure.


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The Riara University Council has appointed Dr. Victor Lando as the Dean of Riara Law School effective from 1 st September 2022. Dr. Lando takes over from Jackline Nyaga J.D., who has very ably led the School as Acting Dean in the recent past. Dr. Lando is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. […]