The Faculty of Law offers numerous undergraduate courses for the LLB programmes (core courses and electives, and a whole range of postgraduate courses at the postgraduate diploma and LLM level.
The Law Faculty Handbook is jam-packed with detailed information on course offerings for the academic year. Each course is described, including the course code, course title, course level, the convenor's name, entry requirements, DP requirements, and assessment mechanisms. You will find everything you need in this handbook for LLB, PGDip and LLM programmes.
Besides teaching courses on the LLB programmes, the Faculty is also home to the Professional Law Courses Unit which delivers professional Law courses (also known as "service courses") to undergraduate students in other Faculties. These courses include Business Law courses, Company Law courses and Law for Engineers, offered in the Faculties of Commerce, Humanities and Engineering & the Built Environment.
One of the Faculty's highlight courses is the course in Legal Practice (DOL 4500F/S), offered by the UCT Law Clinic - which provides students with insight into, and handson experience with, client case management. Legal Practiceaffords students the opportunity of receiving a full credit for community service, in fulfilment of the current LLB curriculum requirements. Students taking final year courses may be interested in taking the Legal Practice elective, as an important course for every law student particularly if those intending to practice. For those not intending to practice, the course provides key insights into how justice works or does not work in South Africa.
Past students who have gone on to do their articles have confirmed how this course has helped them. Watch out for registration alerts towards the end of each year, for the following year's enrolment.