UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

Specialised Details

Specialised Details (Previous Rules)

Important Note: The School of Law will implement a new curriculum for the LLM by Coursework and Research Report from 2013.  The curriculum on this page applies only to students already registered under the previous rules.

Click here for the 2013 curriculum.  Students registered under previous rules may complete their degree under the old rules subject to General Rule 7.5, or they may convert to the 2013 rules. A student wishing to convert must fulfil all the requirements of the 2013 rules.  Credits or exemptions may be granted for certain units or unit requirements subject to CLM17.4.11.

Curriculum under previous rules

SPECIALISATION IN THE FIELD OF COMMUNICATIONS LAW

a) A Research Report the field of Commercial Law
b) Three of the following units, two of which are to be completed as core units:

  • Access to Information and Privacy Law
  • Advanced Administrative Law
  • Advanced Broadcasting Law
  • Cyberlaw (Information Technology Law)
  • Media Law
  • Space and Satellite Law
  • Telecommunications Law

c) One unit that can be chosen from any of the fields
d) Satisfactory attendance of the Research Methodology course


SPECIALISATION IN THE FIELD OF CORPORATE LAW

a) A Research Report in the field of Corporate Law
b) Company Law I
c) At least two of the following units, of which one or two must be completed at core level depending on whether Company Law I is taken at core or non core level:

  • Company Law II
  • Advanced Contract Law
  • Competition Law
  • Human Rights and the Marketplace
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Trade Law
  • Law of Banking and Finance

d) One unit that can be chosen from any of the fields
e) Satisfactory attendance of the course Research Methodology


SPECIALISATION IN THE FIELD OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

a) A Research Report  in the field of Enviromental Law
b) Environmental and Sustainable Development Law at core level
c) Two of the following units, one of which must be completed as a core unit:

  • Advanced Administrative Law
  • Conservation and Biodiversity Law
  • Energy Law
  • Integrated Pollution Control and Waste Law
  • Law of Banking and Finance
  • International Environmental Law
  • Land and Water Law

d) One unit that can be chosen from any of the fields
e) Satisfactory attendance of the Research Methodology course


SPECIALISATION IN THE FIELD OF HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY AND LITIGATION

a) A Research Report in the field of Human Rights Advocacy and Litigation
b) Human Rights Advocacy and Litigation Law at core level
c) At least two of the following units, one of which is to be completed at core level:

  • Advanced Administrative Law
  • Advanced Bill of Rights Jurisprudence
  • Health Law and Human Rights
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Migration, Law and Society

d) One unit that can be chosen from any of the fields
e) Satisfactory attendance of the course Research Methodology



SPECIALISATION IN THE FIELD OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INFORMATION LAW

a) A Research Report in the field of Intellectual Property and Information Law
b) Intellectual Property Law at core level
c) At least two of the following units, one of which is to be completed at core level:

  • Access to Information and Privacy Law
  • Law and Biotechnology
  • Cyber Law
  • Media Law

d) One unit that can be chosen from any of the fields
e) Satisfactory attendance of the course Research Methodology



SPECIALISATION IN THE FIELD OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

a) A Research Report  in the field of Intellectual Property and Information Law
b) Advanced International Law at core level
c) International Human Rights Law at core level
d) One of the following units:

  • Regional Protection of Human Rights Law
  • Human Rights and the Marketplace
  • International Environmental Law
  • Refugees Law
  • Migration, Law and Society

e) One unit that can be chosen from any of the fields
f) Satisfactory attendance of the course Research Methodology



SPECIALISATION IN THE FIELD OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AND CRIMINAL LAW

a) A Research Report in the field of International Humanitarian and Criminal Law
b) Advanced International Law at core level
c) At least two of the following units, one of which is to be completed at core level:

  • The Law of Armed Conflict
  • International Criminal Law
  • Refugees Law
  • Migration, Law and Society

d) One unit that can be chosen from any of the fields
e) Satisfactory attendance of the course Research Methodology



SPECIALISATION IN THE FIELD OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND DEVELOPMENT

a) A Research Report  in the field of International Law and Development
b) Advanced International Law at core level
c) At least two of the following units, one of which is to be completed at core level:

  • International Trade Law
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • Human Rights and the Marketplace

d) One unit that can be chosen from any of the fields
e) Satisfactory attendance of the course Research Methodology



SPECIALISATION IN THE FIELD OF LABOUR LAW

 

a) A Research Report in the field of Labour Law
b) The following two:

  • Individual Labour Law at core level
  • Collective Labour Law at core level

c) One of the following units:

  • Access to Information and Privacy Law
  • Advanced Administrative Law
  • Advanced Contract Law
  • Pension Fund Law I
  • Pension Fund Law II
  • Social Security in the Workplace

d) One unit that can be chosen from any of the fields
e) Satisfactory attendance of the Research Methodology course


SPECIALISATION IN THE FIELD OF PENSION LAW 

a) A Research Report in the field of Pension Law
b) The following two:

  • Pension Fund Law I at core level
  • Pensions Funds II at core level

c) One of the following units:

  • Access to Information and Privacy Law
  • Advanced Administrative Law
  • Advanced Contract Law
  • Collective Labour Law
  • Human Rights and the Marketplace
  • Individual Labour Law
  • Social Security in the Workplace

d) One unit that can be chosen from any of the fields
e) Satisfactory attendance of the Research Methodology course