UJ Llb

UJ Llb

​The UJ Faculty of Law offers the traditional law programmes such as BA Law, BCom Law and LLB, as well as LLM degrees by dissertation and coursework and LLD degrees in various important fields. In addition to these degrees, the Faculty has a strong non-formal programmes division that offers postgraduate diplomas, certificates and short courses in specialised areas such as tax law, compliance, criminal justice and forensic investigation, insolvency law, labour law, corporate law, environmental law, drafting of contracts and entertainment law.

Departments

    • Mercantile Law
    • Practical Business Law
    • Private Law
    • Procedural Law
    • Law Clinic
    • Public Law

Undergraduate​

The Faculty of Law offers the following undergraduate degrees 
(only offered at the Auckland Park Kingsway Campus) 

1.   Baccalaureus Artium (Iurisprudentiae) – BA (Law)
2.   Baccalaureus Commercii (Iurisprudentiae) – BCom (Law)
3.   Baccalaureus Legum – LLB

Undergraduate Law Brochure:
Download this booklet for more information on the Faculty of Law at UJ, application requirements, career opportunities etc.
 
 
Faculty Regulations
Download this booklet for more information on subjects and rules within the Faculty of Law at UJ
 
 


What is the difference between studying a BA (Law), BCom (Law) and an LLB degree? ​


BA (Law)​​ BCom (Law) LLB
The purpose of a BA (Law) degree is to allow the student to acquire knowledge of the South African legal system, private law, constitutional law and customary law.  In addition to this, the student will be able to take courses in aspects of the Arts and Social Sciences.  Furthermore, the student will be exposed to languages and language structure.  The purpose of a BCom (Law) degree is to allow the student to acquire knowledge of the South African legal system, private law, business enterprises law, labour law and customary law.  In addition to this, the student will be able to take courses in aspects of Economic and Management Sciences.​ 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 three (3) years on a full-time basis. The minimum period of study for the degree is three (3) years on a full-time basis. 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). 
Modules completed in the BA (Law) degree will count towards module credits in a subsequent LLB degree.  Modules completed in the BCom (Law) degree will count towards module credits in a subsequent LLB degree.  The successful completion of the LLB degree may grant access to LLM studies.
Career opportunities (without an LLB degree):



State legal advisor

Corporate legal advisor

Court personnel

Office personnel in a law firm



 

 

  

  

  
Career opportunities (without an LLB degree):



Corporate legal advisor

State legal advisor

Court personnel

Office personnel in a law firm

 

  

  

  
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 organisations eg. the UN/ILO etc

Conveyancer

Notary Public.

Postgraduate​​

LLM by Coursework


Download course specific LLM brochures for courses that will be presented in 2022 here…

LLM in Banking Law.pdf

LLM in Commercial Law.pdf

LLM in Corporate Law.pdf

LLM in Drafting and Interpretation of Contracts.pdf

LLM in Human Rights.pdf

LLM Intellectual Property Law.pdf

LLM in International Commercial Law.pdf

LLM in International Law.pdf

LLM in Labour Law.pdf

LLM in Tax Law.pdf

LLM by dissertation

LLM by dissertation.pdf

Doctor of Laws – LLD

LLD information.pdf

The closing date for 2022 LLM applications is 29 October 2021.
DALRO (The Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation) annually awards a bursary of aroundR70 000 to one UJ student studying towards the LLM in Intellectual Property Law. More info below:

LLM IP Law Bursary 2021.pdf

Useful information:

Click on this link for all UJ Law qualifications, module specifications, rules and regulations:

FACULTY REGULATIONS 2021.pdf

Contact us:FACULTY OFFICER: POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
Ms Andani Ramulongo
011 559 3843Email: aramulongo@uj.ac.za