Pupillage Vacancies

We offer pupillage to lawyers aspiring to complete their training as Kenyan advocates. To be considered for pupillage, you must:

  • have applied for admission to the Kenya School of Law (KSL) for the following academic year (please contact KSL for further details regarding admission requirements)
  • hold an LLB degree from a Kenyan or foreign university with no less than an upper second class honours, with distinctions in all commercial law subjects
  • hold a KCSE Certificate (or equivalent) with A or A- and an A grade in Mathematics, English, and Biology, Physics or Chemistry
  • hold a KCPE Certificate (or equivalent) with A or A- and an A grade in Mathematics, English and Science.

This pupillage programme runs for two calendar years, commencing in January of each year. (Pupillage is subject to admission to KSL.)

In the first year of the programme you will attend our offices part-time save for during the KSL holidays in April, August and December during which you will work full-time. In the second year, you will be required to attend our offices on a full-time basis.

Pupillage interviews are conducted in August of every year. All applications must be received on or before 31 July. The pupillage interview process is rigorous and includes a combination of oral and written tests.

Applications for pupillage should contain the following:

  • A cover letter
  • Your current CV highlighting any relevant work experience and extracurricular activities
  • Copies of certificates and transcripts
  • A personal statement of no more than 800 words, stating why you are best suited for a pupillage position with us

All applications for pupillage should be addressed and sent to:

Pupillage Partner
Bowmans
PO Box 10643
Nairobi – 00100
careers@bowmanslaw.com