The purposes of the LLB degree are to equip the student with a reflective understanding of the law so as to enable the student to apply the law in the competent and effective provision of legal services to the community.

The minimum period of study for the degree is four (4) years (although it may be reduced to two (2) years if a BCom (Law) or BA (Law) degree has already been completed).

The successful completion of the LLB degree may grant access to LLM studies.

Career opportunities:

  • Attorney in the private sector
  • Advocate in private sector
  • Prosecutor (Magistrates’ Courts), State Advocate (High Courts)
  • State Attorney
  • Corporate legal advisor
  • State legal advisor
  • Court personnel
  • Master of the High Court
  • Registrar of various institutions (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission, Deeds Office, Patents, and Trademarks office)
  • Office of the Family Advocate
  • Positions at the South African Law Commission
  • Public Defender/Protector
  • Positions at the Human Rights Commission
  • Legal academic
  • Positions at international organizations eg. the UN/ILO etc
  • Conveyancer
  • Notary Public.

For information regarding application requirements for the faculty of Law, please click here

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