University Of Johannesburg Faculty Of Law

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 and drafting of contracts.

Our Faculty and students represent the full range of diversity of a South African society based on human dignity, equality and freedom.

We are particularly proud of the Soweto Law Clinic (see Law Clinic ), which is the first custom-built law clinic in the country and is intended to provide services to an area that played such an important role in the creation of our democratic society.

We also pride ourselves in our staff members achievements, like the Research Chair (in the area of International Law) that was awarded to Prof Hennie Strydom by the adjudication committee of the National Research Foundation (NRF). 

Important notices from UJ management:

  • All classes will be taught online for the remainder of 2021 unless you have been advised otherwise.
  • NB: You will be informed by your faculty if you need to be on campus for classes or assessments.
  • Please read the letters below with detailed information on this matter.


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


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


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