Riara Law School (RLS)
The Riara Law School was established in 2012, the Riara Law School has carved a niche as one of the leading Law Schools in Kenya focusing on providing high-quality and innovative legal education to prepare lawyers to anticipate and tackle the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.
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, Riara’s curriculum has been expertly crafted to nurture a problem-solving lawyer who is aware of the social, economic and political context within which the law exists and one who understands and crafts solutions for Africa and beyond. The bold pedagogy that is a part of the Riara experience will push students to discover and learn on their own, embracing methodologies such as case studies, the Socratic Method, `cold calling’, and critical thinking.
Our state-of-the-art moot courtroom, generous library resources, extensive ICT infrastructure as well as a rigorous legal writing program are just some of the reasons we have received accreditation by the Council of Legal Education. We remain committed to setting the bar in legal education.
The majority of Riara Law School (RLS) graduates will enter the legal profession. They may serve in public and private agencies, in national and international organizations, and in law firms, within Kenya, the greater East African region, the Commonwealth, and all over the world. The Riara Law School graduates are equipped with highly marketable and transferable skills, such as legal writing, research, and reasoning, critical thinking, statutory interpretation, oral advocacy, negotiation, case management, client care, efficiency, and time management, which will prove invaluable in whichever career path they will eventually choose. They may thus pursue careers in management, media, banking, and finance as well as the police and the armed forces, among others.
The Riara Law School mission is to nurture transformative advocates of justice and promote vibrant legal scholarship through a rigorous interdisciplinary program informed by African and global realities.
Our Vision is to be a leading, dynamic law school providing transformative education and scholarship for Africa and the world.
Our guiding values are, “truth, hard work, responsibility, integrity, synergy, collegiality, service, and excellence.”