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Department of Mercantile Law, Faculty of Law
Faculty: 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:
NQF Credits: 180
Application Start Date:
Application End Date: Apr 1, 2022
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 practising lawyers.
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%.