School of Law

This undergraduate degree provides an excellent foundation for a wide range of career options. It is also a professional qualification which is an essential requirement for those who wish to practice law in South Africa.

4 years

Entrance Requirements for the LLB degree are
  • A National Senior Certificate with degree admission.
  • English Home Language level 5 or English First Additional Language level 6.
  • Mathematical Literacy level 5 or Mathematics level 3.
  • Life Orientation level 4.
  • Minimum composite Academic Point Score (APS) 32 not including Life Orientation.
The LLB degree is your gateway to a wide range of global careers in maritime law, environmental law, trademark and patent law, constitutional law, labour law, international trade law, criminal law, human rights law, family law, and many others. But law is not just for lawyers. Virtually every public and private institution of any significance operating in today’s economy employs legally qualified staff. The LLB degree is the ideal foundation for anyone intent on a career in top management.
1st Year

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Law
  • Non-Legal Module or IsiZulu
  • Non-Legal Module
  • English Module

Semester 2

  • Foundations of South African Law
  • Non-Legal Module or IsiZulu
  • Non-Legal Module
  • English Module
2nd Year

Semester 1 or Semester 2

  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Law of Persons
  • Legal Research Writing and Reasoning
  • Non-Legal Module

Semester 1 or Semester 2

  • Constitutional Law
  • Delict
  • Human Rights Law
  • English Module
  • Interpretation of Law
  • Law of Property
3rd Year

Semester 1 or Semester 2

  • Law of Contract
  • International Law
  • Professional Training 1
  • Specific Offences
  • Succession
  • Legal Diversity

Semester 1 or Semester 2

  • Accounting for Legal Practice
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Human Rights Law
  • Evidence
  • Jurisprudence
  • Labour Law
4th Year

Semester 1 or Semester 2

  • Administrative Law
  • Insurance & Agency
  • Professional Training 2
  • Sale, Lease & Credit Agreements
  • Civil Procedure
  • One Public Interest Law module
  • Clinical Law (Year)
  • Teaching Legal Skills (Year)
  • Street Law (Year)

Semester 1 or Semester 2

  • Accounting for Legal Practice
  • Corporate Law
  • Security & Insolvency
  • Access to Justice in South Africa
  • Bioethics
  • Cyber Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Gender & the Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Criminal Law
  • Income Tax Law
  • Research Project
  • Sentencing