Pupillage Programme

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In undertaking the pupillage programme with Prof. Albert Mumma & Company Advocates, you will get access to:

  1. mentorship and on the job training;
  2. direct exposure to various areas of practice within the law firm; and
  3. interaction with highly skilled and competent advocates of the High Court of Kenya.

The pupillage programme runs for six (6) months from January to June each year. With mutual agreement a pupil may stay on for an additional six (6) months to December of that year. Pupils are assigned a pupil master and paid a stipend to cover basic expenses.


To qualify for a pupillage position with Prof. Albert Mumma & Company Advocates, applicants must:

  1. Have been admitted to the Advocates Training Programme at the Kenya School of Law in its current academic year;
  2. Hold an LLB degree from a Kenyan university or a foreign university with no less than an upper second class honours;
  3. Hold a KCSE Certificate (or equivalent) with a mean B average and a B grade in English; and
  4. Hold a KCPE Certificate (or equivalent) with a mean B average and a B grade in English


Applications for the Pupillage Programme are open until the 20th of January each year. Interviews for the shortlisted candidates will take place in the last week of January. The candidate’s application shall comprise:

  1. a duly filled application form AVAILABLE HERE
  2. copies of all academic certificates (primary, secondary and university), transcripts; and;
  3. a copy of your national identity card or passport.


The application will be scored on the following criteria: quality of degree; writing skills as shown by the quality of the 300 word essay; fit between the candidate’s attributes and the firm as demonstrated in the application form.

12 candidates (6 male and 6 female) attaining the highest scores will be shortlisted for an oral interview. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email by the end of October.  The oral interview will be held during the last week of November, will be conducted by the Advocate in charge of the pupillage programme and two other Advocates, will last not more than 30 minutes and will comprise:

  1. A general discussion on the candidate’s application, career interests and personal attributes.
  2. On the spot responses to questions in the following areas: civil liability, civil litigation, commercial transactions, conveyancing and professional ethics.
  3. An opportunity for the candidate to ask questions of the panel.

The successful candidates will be notified within 3 working days of the oral interview and each successful candidate is expected to confirm acceptance of the offer within 3 calendar days of receiving the offer. If we do not receive your confirmation the offer will lapse and another candidate shall be selected.

All Communication Regarding The Pupillage Programme Should Be Dropped Off To The Advocate In Charge Of The Pupillage Programme at our Offices or sent by email to vbondi@amadvocates.com