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Law (BCom and BBusSc)

Applicants wishing to qualify to practise as an attorney or advocate in South Africa may complete any Bachelors degree followed by the three year LLB (Bachelor of Law) degree. The entrance requirements for the LLB are a bachelors degree with certain pass levels in this first degree. With certain undergraduate degrees, including the BCom and BBusSc Law streams it is possible to complete the LLB degree in two years rather than three. This is because the courses offered in the first year of the LLB have been incorporated into the curricula of these degrees. Law Streams are included in the BCom Accounting Programme, the BCom Economics Programme and the BBusSc Management Studies Programme.

What does it lead to?

Commerce graduates with an LLB are in considerable demand in the legal profession because of their focus on the Commercial aspects of law. They assist clients with compliance of rules and regulations to do with stock market activities such as flotations, mergers, acquisitions, and share transactions etc. as well as giving advice to clients on legalities that concern their business processes.

Other graduates find employment in the legal departments of large companies, and are sought after by banks, financial institutions and accounting firms.

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