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Law

Why Study Law?

A lot of theory goes into studying Law, although Law is also a fairly defined profession and the teaching thereof must also be vocational in nature. You will spend a lot of time working through and researching cases. We use real-life examples to demonstrate how the theory is applied. By working with real cases, you are able to understand how the Law works together with real-life application.

Learning to become a lawyer rather neatly means you’ll graduate from your studies equipped with the skills for a whole host of professional paths. Some of those skills include: Research; Critical Analysis; Synthesis of Complex Ideas; Presentation and Writing.

The variety of skills provided by a Law qualification will put you at the forefront of employers’ minds. Adding to this, Law is one of the world’s oldest fields of study, professions and human endeavours.

Bachelor of Commerce in Law

The Bachelor of Commerce in Law will equip you with specialised knowledge in certain Law subjects, whilst the Commerce subjects will allow you the ability to develop a specialisation in Tax, Accounting or Governance and Compliance. This qualification will also impart general skills and competencies in numeracy, literacy and articulation. If direct access to this degree is not possible, you can explore entry through the Law Stream of our Foundation Programme.

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

This advanced Bachelor of Laws, NQF Level 8 qualification aims to provide you with a deeper understanding of the nature and function of, and an ability to apply the Law, in the regulation of commercial activity. There is a growing need for multi-dimensional graduates with the ability to participate in an increasingly complex and dynamic local and global economy. The LLB is led by the latest industry discoveries and trends, which prepare you for the world of work. Graduates of this programme are to be lifelong learners, capable of completing tasks and address problems that, while well defined, have a measure of complexity.

After completing the LLB, you will be capable of applying the skills, knowledge and values acquired to practical scenarios and research in a legal environment, with the desire to uphold the values of the Constitution and to protect South Africa’s constitutional democracy by playing an active part in society and legal governance thereof.

This qualification furthermore may enable you to articulate to Postgraduate Diplomas, i.e. The Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Governance and the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Leadership and a Master Degree, such as the Master of Business Administration and Master of International Business.

The qualification follows on a first Undergraduate Degree with sufficient Law-related credits. If you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of Law subjects, you can enrol (from any Faculty) to study the LLB Bridging Course for non-degree purposes, prior to commencement of the LLB qualification.

What are My Career Outcomes?

Successful completion of these courses will allow for career opportunities in the following areas:

  • Attorney, Advocate of the High Court (Criminal Law, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Human Rights, Children’s Rights, International Trade, and more.
  • Judge, Magistrate, Public Prosecutor, Legal Aid, Judge’s Clerk in Constitutional Court
  • Legal Advisor / Counsel in Corporate Commercial Entities; Municipalities, Government Departments.
  • Competition Commissions (Legal analysis of specific industries, economic, Competition Law analysis).
  • Company Secretary in Finance institutions such as the Development Bank of Southern Africa and African Development Bank, FNB, Standard Bank, Nedbank, ABSA, and Capitec.
  • Lawyers for Human Rights

 

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