Faculty of Law

Faculty ofLaw

The following academic programmes are presented by the faculty:

Undergraduate degrees

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) with law subjects
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) with law subjects

Master’s degrees

Master of Laws (LLM) Dissertation

  • Oral examination after approval of research proposal
  • Dissertation in Afrikaans or English on the approved topic of the studnet’s choice

Master of Laws (LLM) Coursework

The following programmes are presented:

  • Labour Law
  • Estate Law
  • International Trade Law
  • Environmental Law and Governance
  • Comparative Child Law
  • Criminal Law and Procedure

Doctorates (All modules)

  • Oral examination after approval of research proposal
  • Thesis in Afrikaans or English on the approved topic of the student’s choic

Faculty of Law Courses

 

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Degree Direction Occupations Duration Requirements APS Taal/Language
LLB Law Lawyer, advocate, state prosecutor, magistrate, commercial sector, legal adviser. 4 years
  • University entrance
  • Selection takes place
  • Language requirement: A pass rate of 50-59% (level 4) in the language of instruction for Home language or 60-69% (level 5) in the language of instruction at First Additional Language level.
  • Mathematics level 3
  • Language requirement
26 Afrikaans Interpreted in English
BA Law Combinations:

  • Industrial Psychology
  • Political Studies
  • English
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
Commercial sector, legal adviser. 3 years
  • University entrance
  • Selection takes place
  • Language requirement: A pass rate of 50-59% (level 4) in the language of instruction for Home language or 60-69% (level 5) in the language of instruction at First Additional Language level.
  • Language requirement
26 Afrikaans Law modules interpreted in English
BCom Law Combinations:

  • Enterprise Management
  • Economics
  • Accounting
Commercial sector, legal adviser. 3 years
  • University entrance
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Selection takes place
  • Language requirement: A pass rate of 50-59% (level 4) in the language of instruction for Home language or 60-69% (level 5) in the language of instruction at First Additional Language level.
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Language requirement
30 Afrikaans Law modules interpreted in English
Remark: BA and BCom Law are designed such that the student can decide after his/her third year to take either LLB over 2 years or to proceed with honours or study education in a BA or BCom direction.
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Faculty of Law

Short Learning Programmes

SHORT LEARNING PROGRAMMES IN MEDIATION

Any member of the public may enrol for any of these courses, should they comply with the admission criteria for the specific programme. Both programmes have been approved by the NWU Institutional Committee on Academic Standards. They comply with the prescribed 40 hour formal training and standards set by the court annexed mediation rules as one of the requirements for registration as a mediator.

We will gladly offer any of these as an in-house training programme adapted to your particular needs-

  Application form for mediation programmes
SHORT LEARNING PROGRAMME ON PRACTICAL MEDIATION
SHORT LEARNING PROGRAMME ON CIVIL MEDIATION
SHORT LEARNING PROGRAMMES IN CUSTOMS AND EXCISE
CUSTOMS AND EXCISE GLOBAL OPERATIONAL PRACTITIONER
CUSTOMS AND EXCISE GLOBAL STRATEGIC PRACTITIONER

 

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Faculty of Law

PRACTICAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

The Law Clinic offers a variety of Short Learning Programmes aimed at developing practical skills needed in the legal profession.

All these ourses have been approved by the NWU Institutional Committee on Academic Standards.  The courses are offered to legal practitioners, candidate legal practitioners, social or welfare workers, paralegals and students.

We prefer to schedule in-house training on dates that suit your company. Registration forms available on request.

Enquiries: Ms Lizelle Du Pisani 018 297 5341

INTRODUCTORY SHORT LEARNING PROGRAMME FOR PARALEGALS (PHASE 1)
ADVANCED SHORT LEARNING PROGRAMME FOR PARALEGALS (PHASE 2)
SHORT LEARNING PROGRAMME ON THE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT FOR PARALEGALS
SHORT LEARNING PROGRAMME ON THE LAW OF CONTRACT FOR PARALEGALS
SHORT LEARNING PROGRAMME ON THE CHILDREN’S ACT FOR PARALEGALS
SHORT LEARNING PROGRAMME ON ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION FOR PARALEGALS
SHORT LEARNING PROGRAMME ON BASIC LEGAL TRAINING FOR ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
SHORT LEARNING PROGRAMME ON MEDIATION SKILLS FOR PARALEGALS
SHORT LEARNING PROGRAMME ON LABOUR LAW FOR ATTORNEYS
SHORT LEARNING PROGRAMME ON THE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT FOR ATTORNEYS

Faculty of Law Contact

Postal address:
Faculty of Law
North-West University

Potchefstroom Campus
Private Bag X6001
Potchefstroom

2520
Physical address:
Main Building F5
North-West University
Potchefstroom Campus

11 Hoffmanstreet
Potchefstroom
2531

Dean’s office:

Saritha Marais  +27(0)18 299 1568

Prospective undergraduate students: Lizelle Staats +27(0)18 285 2616

Current undergaduate students: Belinda Bantham +27(0)18 299 1921 Fax: +27 (0)87 231 5381

General / central e-mail address: pc-law@nwu.ac.za

Complete  student request form

Prospective postgraduate students:

Current postgraduate students:

pc-LLM@nwu.ac.za +27(0)18 299 1952 / 1037 or pc-LLD@nwu.ac.za +27(0)18 299 1952 / 1037

Maps and directions

 

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