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LLB Programme

The LLB programme at Wits is a graduate entry programme.

Students can choose from two LLB programmes.

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.

Available Programmes

The following LLB programmes are available:

  • The 2-year LLB programme. Requirements: a first award (degree), usually a BA or a BCom, where law has been taken as a unit set (major subject);
  • The 3-year programme. Requirements: a first award, usually a BA or BCom, where no law units have been completed.

Prospective applicants who are interested in law but who do not have a first degree, should apply for the BCom with Law (CB013) or the BA with Law (AB002). 

Fields of Study for the LLB Programme

The Two-Year LLB

The two-year LLB programme is structured as follows:

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

The three-year LLB programme is aimed at students who already have an undergraduate degree but do not have any law credits. It is therefore best suited to students who make a later decision to pursue a career in law, following the completion of their first undergraduate degree.

The three-year LLB programme is also sometimes chosen by students who wish to specialise in a particular area of law. For example, they may wish to become a specialist in patent law or forensic medical law, and might have attained a degree in engineering/science or medicine first.

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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