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Faculty Website: Faculty of Law
Department: Department of Mercantile Law
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: LLM in Drafting and Interpretation of Contracts
Programme Code: M4056Q
Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 180
In a commercial atmosphere where more and more statutes propagate consumer rights and where plain language is becoming increasingly important, the drafter of modern-day contracts can no longer resort to the cutting and pasting of disjointed, archaic and even illegal phrases, thereby fudging together a contract. Rather, knowledge of current law pertaining to the drafting and interpretation of contracts and excellent language skills are the tools required by lawyers who negotiate and draft contracts. Indeed, practical as well as theoretical knowledge of drafting and interpretation of contracts are indispensable to practicing lawyers.
The lecturing style in this programme is interactive. Classes are small and the programme caters exclusively for a group of students who will benefit from close contact with their lecturer and with expert practitioners from the relevant legal field.
The minimum entry requirement is an LLB degree (or equivalent qualification) at NQF Level 7 or 8 and a minimum number of credits of 624. Candidates for admission to Master’s degrees in general need to have obtained their previous degree with an average mark of at least 65%.
Students may be selected for entry to the qualification. This selection will be based on one or more objectively justifiable and appropriate criteria. Such criteria may include the academic merit of an applicant, the relevant practical experience of an applicant and the number of students who can be effectively accommodated in a programme or module having regard to the high level of personal interaction required between Master’s students and supervisors/study leaders.