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
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
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