LLB (Baccalaureus Legum)

General

Program Description

The purposes of the LLB degree are to equip the student with a reflective understanding of the law so as to enable the student to apply the law in the competent and effective provision of legal services to the community.

The minimum period of study for the degree is four (4) years (although it may be reduced to two (2) years if a BCom (Law) or BA (Law) degree has already been completed).

The successful completion of the LLB degree may grant access to LLM studies.

Career opportunities

  • Attorney in the private sector
  • Advocate in private sector
  • Prosecutor (Magistrates’ Courts), State Advocate (High Courts)
  • State Attorney
  • Corporate legal advisor
  • State legal advisor
  • Court personnel
  • Master of the High Court
  • Registrar of various institutions (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission, Deeds Office, Patents, and Trademarks office)
  • Office of the Family Advocate
  • Positions at the South African Law Commission
  • Public Defender/Protector
  • Positions at the Human Rights Commission
  • Legal academic
  • Positions at international organizations eg. the UN/ILO etc
  • Conveyancer
  • Notary Public.

For information regarding application requirements for the faculty of Law, please click here

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Last updated August 2019

About the School

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university i ... Read More

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. Read less