UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

Programme - 2 Year

The Two-year LLB

The two-year LLB programme is the traditional route taken by most students to a career in law.

Students need to complete an undergraduate BA or BCom degree first, taking Law as a Major, before embarking on the two-year LLB degree. This means that, together with their Law Major, they get a Major in an Arts of Commerce subject, which produces a well-rounded graduate who has some knowledge in areas outside of Law. For these reasons, we strongly encourage students to consider this route seriously.

Programme Structure

The two-year LLB programme is structured as follows:

During the undergraduate BA or BCom degree
During the initial undergraduate BA or BCom degree, students wishing to go on to do the two-year LLB must complete the following law units:
  • Introduction to Law
  • Contract
  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Persons
  • Family Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Law: The Bill of Rights
1st Year 2 Year
  • Delict
  • Public International Law
  • Property
  • Business Entities
  • Civil Procedure
  • Jurisprudence
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Certificate in computer usage
  • Evidence
  • Practical Legal Studies
  • Administrative Law
  • Independent Research Essay
  • 5 Electives

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