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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:

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Law Undergraduate Brochure 2021.pdf

Faculty Regulations

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Faculty Regulations 2022

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

BA (Law)​​

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.

BCom (Law)

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.​

LLB

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):

Career opportunities (without an LLB degree):

Career opportunities:

State legal advisor

Corporate legal advisor

Corporate legal advisor

Corporate legal advisor

State legal advisor

Prosecutor (Magistrates’ Courts), State Advocate (High Courts)

Court personnel

Court personnel

Prosecutor (Magistrates’ Courts), State Advocate (High Courts)

Office personnel in a law firm

Office personnel in a law firm

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.

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