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Applying to UCT Law

We have developed a great 5-minute video on the ins and outs of applying for the LLB programme at UCT.

Please note:

  1. Applications for admission to all LLB programmes for 2020 are now closed. 
  2. All three LLB programmes (4-year LLB; the 2-year graduate combined stream LLB; and the 3-year graduate LLB) are treated as undergraduate degrees and applicants must follow the processes and deadlines set out for undergraduate applications.   

You're interested in studying Law, and you'd like to know where to start. 

You have come to the right place - all the information you need is at the links below, including:

1. APPLY online to UCT

2. Why study Law?

3. Why study Law at UCT?

4. How many points do I need to apply for a place at UCT Law?

5. What matric subjects do I need?

Please note:

Professional Qualification

The Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 provides that the LLB is the universal legal qualification for admission and enrolment as an advocate or attorney. Normally those who wish to enter private practice as advocates are required to become members of a Bar Association by undergoing a period of training in pupillage with a practising member of the Bar and by sitting an admission examination. Before admission as an attorney, an LLB graduate must serve as a candidate attorney with a practising attorney. Attendance at a practical legal training course or performance of community service may reduce the period required to serve articles. Thereafter candidates write a professional examination set by the relevant provincial Law Society.

Obtaining the LLB does not entitle non-citizens of South Africa to be admitted to practise in this country.

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