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LLB Programme

The Wits School of Law LLB programme gives students access to a range of legal careers

The Wits School of Law offers the LLB programme in two streams

  1. A two-year LLB stream where students choose to first do a BA (Law) or a B Com (Law) which feeds into the LLB
  2. A three-year LLB stream (for students who decide, after completing a first degree, to study law)

The closing date for applications has been extended to 30 November 2017.

Applications for the LLB Programme must be made in person at Wits University's student enrollment cente. The student enrollment centre is located on the concourse level of Soloman Mahlangu House, 3 Jorissen Streeet, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Applicants must bring the following documents:

  • ID Document and certified copy
  • Matric certificate and certified copy
  • University transcript and certified copy
  • R100 application fee

Please direct any enquiries to wanda.ndlozi@wits.ac.za or 011 717 8474. 

LLB Programme

Why study at Wits School of Law?

The programme offerings of the School of Law’s are highly prized in the marketplace for their high standards of academic excellence and practical relevance.

The wide range of subjects taught by acknowledged experts allows students to develop themselves into world-class legal specialists.

How to Apply

The closing date for applications has been extended to 30 November 2017.

Applications for the LLB Programme must be made in person at Wits University's student enrollment cente. The student enrollment centre is located on the concourse level of Soloman Mahlangu House, 3 Jorissen Streeet, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Applicants must bring the following documents:

  • ID Document and certified copy
  • Matric certificate and certified copy
  • University transcript and certified copy
  • R100 application fee

Please direct any enquiries to wanda.ndlozi@wits.ac.za or 011 717 8474. 

Admission Requirements

Admissions criteria for the two-year or three-year stream is as follows: 

  • An undergraduate degree
  • 60% average in final year of study

 

Fields of Study for the LLB Programme

The Two-Year LLB Stream

Students enter this stream when they decide to complete a BA (Law) or a B Com (Law) before entering the LLB. Since students are given credit (totaling not more than 50% of the credits for the LLB) for the law courses completed in the BA or B Com degrees towards the LLB, they can complete the LLB in two years.

The following units must be completed:

  • Introduction to Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Persons
  • Family Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Law: The Bill of Rights

1st Year

  • Law of Delict
  • Public International Law
  • Property Law
  • Business Entities
  • Civil Procedure
  • Jurisprudence
  • Criminal Procedure

2nd Year

  • Law of Evidence
  • Practical Legal Studies
  • Administrative Law
  • Independent Research Essay
  • 5 Electives
The Three-Year LLB Stream

Students enter this stream after having completed a bachelor's degree without doing any law courses. Since they have had an opportunity to develop their critical and analytical skills in a first degree, they are equipped to deal with legal studies in an effective manner and may finish the LLB in three years.

The three-year LLB programme is structured as follows:

1st Year:

  • Introduction to Law
  • Family Law
  • Law of Persons
  • Law of Contract
  • Law of Delict
  • Jurisprudence

2nd Year:

  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Law: Bill of Rights
  • Public International Law
  • Property Law
  • Business Entities
  • Civil Procedure

3rd Year:

  • Law of Evidence
  • Practical Legal Studies
  • Administrative Law
  • Independent Research Essay
  • 5 electives

For more information on this programme, please contact:

Ms. Lerato Phiri
Room 05, Ground Floor, Oliver Schreiner Building, Braamfontein Campus West
27 (0) 11 717 8422

Mr. Wanda Ndlozi
Room 07, Ground Floor, Oliver Schreiner Building, Braamfontein Campus West
27 (0) 11 717 8474

Email: Undergraduate.Law@wits.ac.za

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