An LL.M. is the first step towards academics in many countries. It presents many opportunity to specialize in a particular field or to undertake thorough research. It can also prove beneficial in obtaining a doctoral level degree in law.
With the increase in human rights violation around the world, a degree in LLM in Human Rights Law enables you to acquire skills to defend the people against the civil society. The training gives the authority to understand these rights of the less fortunate human beings in the society and the world as a whole.
Master of Laws Program in Human Rights Law in Africa
Students are expected to complete a minor dissertation on any topic in the broad field of fundamental rights. They will benefit from research workshops which help
Do You Want to Contribute Towards Building A Transformed South Africa Which Respects and Protects Fundamental Rights? Do You Want to Learn More About Human Rights and Social Justice? Do You Want to Study at The Historic Constitution Hill, Where the Constitutional Court Is Located At?
Register for the LLM on HUMAN RIGHTS at the UJ Faculty of Law which offers the following outstanding elements:
PROGRESSIVE: The LLM will examine the most current developments and academic writing on fundamental rights and seek to address the future of fundamental rights in South Africa and Africa.
GLOBAL: The LLM will examine fundamental rights in a global context, with consideration given to International Law as well as foreign case law.
TRANSFORMATIVE: The LLM will consider the way in which fundamental rights in South Africa are designed to transform our society, and will consider both the practical and theoretical methods of doing so.
FACULTY: The course will expose students to a range of guest lecturers, from judges to practitioners.
LOCATION: The lectures will take place on the historic Constitution Hill which itself represents a bridge from a past of repression and inequality to a future of social justice, freedom, and equality. The Constitutional Court Library is a marvelous resource which students will be encouraged to use. Johannesburg is, of course, the city that raises many questions relating to constitutional democracy in South Africa, and the urban environment will be used as a backdrop against which to explore these issues.
The Master of Laws (LLM) is a two-year part-time program of intensive study that provides students with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the
Master of Laws
The Master of Laws (LLM) is a two-year part-time programme of intensive study that provides students with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Law. LLM has four specializations: Natural Resource Law; Commercial Law; International Human Rights Law and Public International Law. This Programme is designed to address the trending challenges in the legal profession.
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To improve students’ understanding of the context in which the law operates.
To stimulate greater intellectual and philosophical understanding of the law as one of the vehicles for achieving economic growth, human development, and social justice.
To enable post-graduate students of law to specialize in particular areas of law according to their interests.
To enhance students’ understanding and knowledge of particular legal topics through a supervised research project.
To provide a conducive environment for students to make a contribution to the body of knowledge by writing a dissertation of publishable quality.
To prepare students to take on more specialized legal advisory roles in various sectors of the polities and economies of Uganda & the world at large; in the commercial, public service or NGO/charity sector.
To contribute to the growth of an academic and intellectual community that can contribute to national development through research, innovation, critical analysis and debate.