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Midrand Graduate Institute
3 Years Full Time

The UNISA Bachelor of Commerce degree in Law is a specialised degree suitable for students who wish to link a commercial background with that of law. A person with this background can work in an insurance company, a merchant bank, or any other financial institution. Graduates can also consider working in the commercial department of a law firm.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 4 years full time

Compulsory Subjects

First year subjects:

  • African Customary Law

  • Introduction to the Theory of Law

  • Law of Persons

  • Family Law

  • The Foundation of South African Law

  • The Origins of South African Law

  • Skills Course for Law Students

  • General Principles of Criminal Law

  • Accounting for Law Practitioners

  • English for law Students

Second year subject:

  • Law of Succession

  • General Principles of Civil Procedure

  • Entrepreneurial Law

  • Interpretation of Statutes

  • Constitutional Law

  • Criminal Law: Specific Crimes

  • Law of Property

  • Fundamental Righta

  • Insolvency Law

  • Administrative Law

Third year subjects:

  • Evidence: The Presentation and Assessment of Evidence

  • Law of Contract

  • Law of Nagotiable Instruments

  • Law of Criminal Procedure

  • Enrichment, Liability and Estoppel

  • Evidence: Admissibility of Evidence

  • Law of Delict

  • Labour Law

  • Civil Procedure: Court Proceedings

  • Law of Criminal Procedure: Trial and Post-trial

Fourth year subjects:

  • Media Law

  • Company Law

  • Specific Forms of Delict

  • Law of Sale and Lease

  • Forensic Medicine

  • Advanced Labour Law

  • Advanced Criminal Law

  • Compulsory Papers

  • Legal Philosophy

  • Public International Law

  • Professional Ethics

Careers: Legal representative, attoney, magistrate.


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