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LLB UG

LL M

LLM DEV

LLM LAB

LLMENV/MENVR

LL D

BACHELOR OF LAWS (LLB UG)

First Year
First Semester Second Semester
Module Credits Module Credits
Introduction to South African Law A - ITSA 111 11 Introduction to South African Law B - ITSA 112 11
Historical Foundations of SA Law (Roman Law) A - HISA 111 11 Historical Foundations of SA Law B - HISA 122 11
Legal Communication A - LEGC 111 11 Legal Communication B - LEGC 132 11
African Law - AFRL 141 11 Family Law - FAML 112 11
Law of Persons - LAWP 111 11 CWSS 172 Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation 7.5
Second Year
First Semester Second Semester
Module Credits Module Credits
Criminal Law - CRIL 211 12 Criminal Law and Procedure - CRLP 212 12
Criminal Procedure - CRPR 221 12 African Law - AFRL 212 12
Business Entities (incorporating Company law, close corporations, partnerships etc) - BSET211 12 Labour Law - LABL 212 12
Constitutional Law - CONL 211 12 Administrative Law - ADML 212 12
Contract A - CTRC 211 12 Contract B (including Estoppel and Enrichment) - CTRC 212 12
Law of Things - LWTG 222 12
Third Year
First Semester Second Semester
Module Credits Module Credits
Civil Procedure (Magistrate's Court) A - CIVP 311 13 Civil Procedure (High Court) B - CIVP 312 13
Evidence A - EVID 321 13 Evidence B - EVID 322 13
Succession - SCSN 311 13 Bankruptcy Law - BKRP 312 13
Insurance - INSR 311 13 Law of Delict - LDLT 312 13
Tax Law - TAXL 321 13 Negotiable Instruments - NINS 322 13
Interpretation of Statutes - INOS 311 13
Fourth Year
First Semester Second Semester
Module Credits Module Credits
International Law - INTL 411 13 Conflict of Laws - CNFW 412 13
Jurisprudence A - JURI411 13 Jurisprudence B - JURI 422 13
Practical Legal Course PRLC 411** or Research Report - RREP 411* 13 Practical Legal Course - PRLC 412** or Elective from list for Second Semester / Non-law course approved by Director 13
Elective from list for First Semester / Non-law course approved by Director 13 Environmental and Mining Law - ENML 422 13
Electives
First Semester Second Semester
Module Credits Module Credits
Administration of Estates - ADET 411 13 Advanced Criminal Law - ADCW 412 13
Advanced Labour Law - ADLL 411 13 Commercial Dispute Resolution - ADRS 412 13
Banking law - BNKL 421 13 Social Security Law - SSCL 452 13

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MASTER OF LAWS [LL M]

The degree may be conferred on an approved legal topic.

Admission

To be admitted to the LL M programme, a candidate should meet the following minimum requirements:

  • LLB UG or an equivalent four year law degree. A candidate should have at least 60% aggregate for his/her modules in his/her preceding degree.
  • be in possession of an equivalent foreign qualification as graded by the SAQA

Submit a properly motivated proposal of the work for the approval by the School Senior Degrees Committee and Faculty Senior Degrees' Committee

Duration

Minimum 2 years, Maximum 4

First Year
First Semester Second Semester
Module Credits Module Credits
Development Law - DEVL 801 18 Administrative Law - ADML 803 18
Constitutional Law and Fundamental Rights - CNFR 801 18 Environmental Law - ENVR 802 18
Research Methodology - RSCM 801 18

CHOOSE ONE ELECTIVE PER SEMESTER FROM THE LIST

Electives
First Semester Second Semester
Module Credits Module Credits
Legal Pluralism and Traditional Authorities - LPTA 802 18 Agricultural and Water Law - AGWL 804 Development Aspects of Private Law - DVPL 805 18
Business Law - BUSL809 18 Mining Law - MNLW804 18
Second Year
First Semester
Module Credits
Mini-Dissertation - RSCH800 120

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LL M DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT LAW (LLM DEV)

The degree is a taught masters with a mini-dissertation (50%)

Admission

To be admitted to the LL M programme, a candidate should meet the following minimum requirements: LLB or an equivalent four year law degree.

  • A candidate should have at least 60% aggregate for his/her modules in his/her preceding degree OR
  • Be in possession of an equivalent foreign qualification as graded by the SAQA

Duration

Minimum 2 years, Maximum 4

First Year
First Semester Second Semester
Module Credits Module Credits
Development Law - DEVL 801 18 Administrative Law - ADML 803 18
Constitutional Law and Fundamental Rights - CNFR 801 18 Environmental Law - ENVR 802 18
Research Methodology - RSCM 801 18

CHOOSE ONE ELECTIVE PER SEMESTER FROM THE LIST

Electives
First Semester Second Semester
Module Credits Module Credits
Legal Pluralism and Traditional Authorities - LPTA 802 18 Agricultural and Water Law - AGWL 804 Development Aspects of Private Law - DVPL 805 18
Business Law - BUSL 809 18 Mining Law - MNLW 804 18
Second Year
First Semester
Module Credits
Mini-Dissertation - RSCH 800 120

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LL M IN LABOUR LAW (LLM LAB)

The degree is a taught masters with a mini-dissertation (50%)

Admission

To be admitted to the LL M programme, a candidate should meet the following minimum requirements:

  • LLB UG or an equivalent four year law degree. A candidate should have at least 60% aggregate for his/her modules in his/her preceding degree.
  • be in possession of an equivalent foreign qualification as graded by the SAQA

Submit a properly motivated proposal of the work for the approval by the School Senior Degrees Committee and Faculty Senior Degrees' Committee.

Duration

Minimum 2 years, Maximum 4

First Year
First Semester Second Semester
Module Credits Module Credits
Collective Bargaining and Strike Law - MCBS801 16 Public Sector Labour Relations- MPLR807 16
Individual Employment Law and Unfair Dismissal - MIEL802 16 Labour Litigation and Dispute Settlement - MLLD806 16
International and Comparative Labour Law - MICL803 16 Labour Law and the Constitution - MLLC805 16
Advanced Social Security - MASC804 16
Research Methodology - RSCM 801 16
Second Year
First Semester
Module Credits
Mini-Dissertation - RSCH800 120

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LL M IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW MANAGEMENT (LLMENV/MENVR)

The degree is a taught masters with a mini-dissertation (50%)

Admission

To be admitted to the LL M programme, a candidate should meet the following minimum requirements:

  • LLB UG or an equivalent four year law degree. A candidate should have at least 60% aggregate for his/her modules in his/her preceding degree OR
  • be in possession of an equivalent foreign qualification as graded by the SAQA

Duration

Minimum 2 years, Maximum 4

Submit a properly motivated proposal of the work for the approval by the School Senior Degrees Committee and Faculty Senior Degrees' Committee

First Year
First Semester Second Semester
Module Credits Module Credits
Development Law - DEVL 801 18 Introduction to Environmental Law - ENVR 802 18
Introduction to the Environment - GEOG 703 12 Mining Law - MNLW 804 18
International Environmental Law MITL 805 18
Research Methodology - RSCM 801 18

CHOOSE TWO ELECTIVES

Electives
First Semester
Module Credits
Foundation of South African Law - MISA 804 18
Air Quality Management - MAQM 806 18
Land, Water and Waste Management – MLWM 807 18
Second Year
First Semester
Module Credits
Mini-Dissertation - RSCH800 120

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DOCTOR OF LAWS (LL D)

The degree will be conferred on an approved legal topic.

ADMISSION

To be admitted to the LLD degree, a candidate shall have completed an LLM degree or an equivalent qualification.

DURATION

Minimum 2 years, Maximum 4 years


 
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