Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law


The UWC Faculty of Law graduates leading lawyers, judges and seniors in government and business. The LLB core degree, that includes developing practical skills, gives graduates entrance to all branches of the legal profession. The faculty is served by a nationally acclaimed Legal Aid Clinic, and the Community Law Centre established in 1990 serves national and international priority areas in policy development and research through its research excellence.
The Faculty of Law helped to shape the foundations of a democratic South Africa, with the prospect of a society based on justice and equality being refined within its lecture halls. Human rights – including areas of specialisation such as gender rights, disability, socioeconomic rights and children’s rights – provide anchor areas of high-quality in research and are offered at postgraduate level in LLM and LLD studies. The faculty’s postgraduate areas of specialisation also include international trade law, labour law, constitutional litigation and transnational criminal law.
A combined BCom (Law) is offered in conjunction with the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, bringing together pertinent areas of commercial and legal expertise to equip graduates comprehensively. A one-year Certificate in Forensic Examination is also offered.
The faculty has earned respect nationally and internationally for the rigorous legal education it offers while embracing a commitment to constitutionalism.
Qualifications and programmes:
LLB
The programme is made up of some modules from other faculties, foundation legal modules, core legal modules and elective legal modules.
A full list is available from the faculty office.
Certificate
Certificate in Forensic Examination
Matric plus 3 years’ working experience. Recognition of prior learning is applicable.
Minimum admission requirements:
Minimum NSC Subject Requirements for 2017 – Faculty of Law
Programme
Course Code
English (Home or 1st Additional Language)
Another Language (Home or 1st Additional Language)
Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
Life Sciences
Point Score
BLaws
7161
4
(50-59%)
3
(40-49%)
4
(50-59%)
N/A
37
Higher Certificate in Forensic Examination
7115
Matriculation Certificate or National Senior Certificate (NSC) plus three years working experience
(RPL Applicable)
27
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Some career opportunities:
LLB
  • Attorney
  • Advocate
  • Prosecutor
  • Magistrate
  • Judge
  • Corporate legal adviser
  • Legal consultant
  • Law lecturer
  • Legal researcher
The certificate is aimed at:
  • Internal and external forensic auditors
  • Prosecutors
  • Bank officials
  • Managers with financial responsibility

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