Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (UNISA)

(4 years full-time)

The LLB degree is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in the legal profession. This includes becoming an Advocate, Attorney, Magistrate, or Corporate Legal Advisor. The LLB degree prepares students for a legal career within four years with the curriculum offering a variety of subjects covering several specific areas of the law profession. This degree prepares the student to enter employment as an Article Clerk/Pupil and provides entry to the Bar/Board exam in order to qualify as an Attorney or an Advocate respectively. The degree is conferred by UNISA with students attending lectures at CTI.

Entrance Requirement

  • A National Senior Certificate for degree purposes.
  • UNISA specific requirments. For further entry requirements contact a student advisor. The applicant must be registered as a student of UNISA as well as CTI. The applicant is responisble for UNISA registration. CTI will assist where possible.
  • Applicants with a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) for degree purposes may be admitted to the degree programme.
  • The applicant must be registered as a student of UNISA as well as with CTI. The applicant is solely responsible for his or her UNISA registration. CTI will assist where possible.
  • For further entrance requirement queries, please contact a student advisor.

Qualification Structure

Level 1

Learners will be introduced to South African law particularly its history, where to find it and how it has been shaped by the Constitution. In addition, learners will gain a basic knowledge of certain areas of South African substantive law as well as the skills to solve basic legal problems.

Learners will gain basic knowledge, study skills and practical application skills so that they will be better equipped to deal with the practical demands required in daily practice.

This course deals with the legal relationship between private individuals. It explains how the status of an individual is determined by various factors such as age, marital status, domicile and mental capacity.

This module provides and overview of the origins of the South African legal system, focusing on the Western or European, the African and the human rights tradition.

This module focuses on the underlying principals of Criminal Law to enable the learner to progress on to study specific crimes and their surrounding case law.

The module serves to enable learners to acquire reading, writing and language skills specific to the study of law.

This module provides the learner with the accounting knowledge to enable them to properly account for trust monies and investments as well as the requirements set by the Attorneys Act.

Learners are introduced to the concepts of engagement, marriage and divorce as well as parental power, guardianship and curatorship.

The is an introductory module to equip the Learner with the underlying general principles of the South African legal system. The actual Roman rules and principle will be explained.

The learners are introduced to the basic principles of word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access.

    Level 2

    Learners will be exposed to the concepts of participation, attempt, conspiracy and incitement, as well as the most important specific offences.

    The basic requirements for the establishment and formulation of the following associations are discussed in the module, namely, partnerships, companies and close corporations.

    The Constitution of South Africa serves as the point of reference for this course. Learners will gain sufficient knowledge on state power, separation of powers and the government structures created by the Constitution.

    This module deals with the principles which have to be applied when legislation has to be interpreted and applied.

    This module deals with the legal rules which are applicable in intestate and testate succession.

    This module deals with the law relating to insolvency and selected aspects of winding up and judicial management with regards to individuals and juristic persons experiencing financial distress.

    Learners are introduced to the right to just administrative action as well as the requirements for valid and fair administrative action.

    Chapter 2 of the Constitution (the Bill of Rights) serves as the point of departure for this module. Learners will deal with the principles applicable to human rights litigation and some of the fundamental rights will be analyzed in greater detail.

    This module teaches the learner the laws and rules of conducting Civil matters in the Magistrates and High Courts of South Africa.

    Indigenous law focuses on the study of the customary legal systems of the South African Bantu-speaking people. It covers traditional leadership, systems of government, the traditional courts and procedure, traditional contracts, marriages and the indigenous law of property, succession and delict.

      Level 3

      Learners will be introduced to the general concepts and sources of the law of evidence as well as the presentation and the assessment of evidence.

      This module focuses on the Rules of Evidence and Admission of Evidence in court matters.

      This module deals with the five elements that are necessary for a delict to be present. In addition, some specific forms of delict are discussed.

      This module deals with the sources of South African civil procedure, the models for resolving civil disputes and the jurisdiction and procedure of the High Courts, the magistrates courts and the Constitutional Court.

      This module deals with the principles relating to the conducting of the state’s case in a criminal matter from the moment of the arrest until judgment is given.

      This module deals with the general principles of law of contract and selected aspects of the law of obligations.

      This module focuses on the rules that govern a criminal matter during a trial and sentencing as well as the effect of sentencing and all procedural matters during these events.

      Learners are introduced to individual and collective labour principles.

      This module deals with the principles relating to neighbour law as well as the actions available to possessors of immovable property.

      This module deals with the concept of undue enrichment and the fact that no person may be unduly enriched at the expense of another without legal cause. In addition, the defence of estoppel which precludes a 3rd party from escaping liability will be discussed.

        Level 4

        Elective Modules:

        This module focuses on the law governs how matters may be portrayed in the media and how the Media must conduct itself in light of Freedom of the Press and the Right of Access to Information.

        This module will equip learners with knowledge of and insight into company law by focusing on the Companies Act.

        This module focuses on the law that governs rental of immovable property and the rights and duties associated or created by such a contract.

        This module will equip learners with a sound knowledge of and insight into the most important aspects of forensic medicine.

        This module will equip learners with knowledge of and insight into labour law by focusing on the Labour Relations Act, the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and the Employment Equity Act.

        This module focuses on specific crimes and the case law that governs them.

        Compulsory Modules:

        This module focuses on the ethical rules applicable to practicing Law and the Attorneys Act and other Legislation that governs the Attorneys’ profession.

        This module will equip learners with knowledge of and insight into selected aspects of legal philosophy by focusing on the various paradigms in which the question “What is law” is dealt with.

        This module will equip learners with knowledge and insight into the principles of public international law by focusing on treaties and customs, the relationship between national law and international law, the acquisition of territory, recognition, state liability and the enforcement of international law.

        The law of negotiable instruments introduces learners to the requirements for valid bills of exchange as well as the general principles of copyright, patents and trademarks.

           

          Please note that courses may vary from year to year. This is a dual registration process and requires registration at both CTI and UNISA, please click here to link to the UNISA website.

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