University of South Africa, UNISA
3 Years Full Time
The LLB degree is the professional qualification for attorneys and advocates, and also opens doors to other career opportunities such as corporate legal advisor, magistrate, public prosecutor and state attorney. What makes the Unisa LLB so special is that it allows students to choose from more than 50 specialisation modules for the elective component of the programme.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 4 years part time

Compulsory Subjects

First year subjects:

  • Introduction to law

  • Skills course for law students

  • Origin of South African Law

  • Accounting Principles for law practitioners

  • Law of persons

  • Foundations of South African Law

  • General Principles of Criminal Law

  • Criminal Law

  • African Customary Law

Second year subjects:

  • Law of Evidence

  • Criminal Law

  • Family Law

  • Law of Succession

  • Law of Criminal Procedures

  • Administrative Law

  • Fundamental Rights

  • Interpretation of Statutes

  • Constitutional Law

  • Entrepreneurial Law

  • General principles of civil procedures

Third year subjects:

  • Law of Contract

  • Law of Delict

  • Law of negotiation instruments

  • Labour law

  • Enrichment, liability and estoppel

  • Evidence: admissibility of evidence

  • Law of criminal procedure

  • Civil procedures

Fourth year subjects:

  • International Law

  • Professional ethics

  • Legal philosophy

Careers: attorney, legal advisor, legal aid official.


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