Unizulu b Laws

Unizulu b Laws, the purpose of this generic LLB qualification is to assist employers, professional associations, curriculum developers and learning-programme providers, education and training bodies, accrediting bodies and moderators, and students and their families, to understand factors determining the level and nature of the LLB qualification. The term ‘generic’ is not synonymous with ‘general’. The term generic means that the essential minimum-required outcomes and their assessment criteria have been identified in an abstract way, and are not linked to a preconceived curriculum (content). The qualification, therefore, sets a minimum standard of outcomes with which all LLB qualifications of at least 480 credits within the ‘career-focused track’ of the NQF would have to comply for accreditation. This qualification does not seek to make all LLB degrees identical but rather to provide a framework within which providers can be innovative and stakeholder-driven in a liberated way.

Employment opportunities citing typical employers
The legal profession hosts a variety of career paths that a graduate can choose from. The graduate can choose between becoming an academic, an attorney, an advocate, a legal adviser, a state prosecutor, a state advocate or even join the judiciary. Typical employers will be the National Prosecuting Authority, the Justice Centres, SARS and the private firms of attorneys and other organisations like KPMG. Further once the graduate is an admitted attorney or advocate he/she can very well choose to open their own practice.

Entrepreneurial opportunities 
The legal profession offers entrepreneurial opportunities in that as an admitted attorney you register your own firm and specialise in fields of law in which you are an expert. You may set up a firm in which you will employ other attorneys as professional assistants and candidate attorneys.

Vertical articulation for further / higher degree studies where applicable 
The programme is designed to be sufficient for students who wish to proceed to masters and doctoral degrees, and in this way obtain the kind of depth that will make them attractive as professionals and knowledge workers to work as researchers in public and private sector entities, and as academics at the universities.

Horizontal articulation with other qualifications where applicable
The programme is also well positioned to articulate horizontally to B-Comm, Business Management, Human Resources and Political Science in South Africa.

Head of Department 
Kanagie Naidoo (B-Proc, UKZN HOWARD COLLEGE; LLM, UNISA; Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa)
Email: Naidooka@unizulu.ac.za
Tel: 035 902 6213

The Department of Law offers the four year LLB degree. The programme has been designed in line with national norms and standards. This degree is the minimum qualification for any career in law, be it public prosecutor, magistrate, judge, law advisor, attorney or advocate. To become an attorney, a person must, after completion of the degree, attend the School for Legal Practice and/or serve articles of clerkship in an attorney’s office, and pass the profession’s prescribed practical examinations. In order to formally practise as an advocate, a person must join one of the Bar Associations. A person holding the LLB degree must firstly apply to be admitted as an advocate by the High Court of South Africa, and thereafter complete a term of pupillage and pass the Bar Council’s practical examination.

Faculty:Commerce, Administration and Law
Abbreviation:Legal Profession
Qualification Code (SAQF):22993
NQF EXIT Level:8
Admission Requirements:1. NSC with degree endorsement OR Matric Exemption and an achievement rating of 28 points
2. English level 4 and Mathematics level 4
3. English level SG level D or HG level E and Mathematics level SG level D or HG level E
Minimum Credits for Admission:30 Points
Minimum duration of studies:4 Years
Presentation mode of modules:Day Classes
Intake for the qualification:January
Registration Cycle for the modules:January
Total credits to Graduate:480

Year 1

Module CodeModule NameCreditsNQF LevelCo-Requisites
LRIN101Introduction to Law A125
AENG121Practical English 1A125
LPLP101Law of Persons125
LCLS101Legal Skills A125
SCPS121Computer Literacy125
LRIN102Introduction to Law B125LRIN101
AENG122Practical English 1B125AENG121
LPFL102Family Law125
LCLS102Legal Skills B125
LRID102Indigenous Law125
Total credits: Year 1120

Year 2

Module CodeModule NameCreditsNQF LevelCo-Requisites
LCLS201Legal Skills C126
LCCL201Criminal Law A126
LPIN201Juridical Interpretation126
LPLS201Law of Succession126
LRCL201Constitutional Law A126
LCLS202Legal Skills D126LCLS201
LCCL202Criminal Law B126
LPPO202Law of Property126
LRAD202Administrative Law126
LRCL202Constitutional Law B126LRCL201
Total credits: Year 2120