Faculty of Law

A link to the legal world. Law is part of everyday life; it regulates our social, economic and political activities. Given the complexity of modern society and the global nature of the business environment, law is important to multiple sectors such as commerce, information technology, finance, politics, administration and management. A Bachelor of Laws degree is also the only route to practising law as an advocate, attorney or judge.

Our law degrees prepare you for careers in a variety of business settings or for legal practise. For those of you that want to go directly into business with a solid understanding of the law, the MGI BCom (Law) offers you the best of both worlds, as you will develop a solid understanding of commercial and legal subject areas.

You will develop theoretical and practical experience in a choice of core commercial modules such as Business Management, Financial Management and Human Resource Management and a range of law subjects. In addition you complete Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in your third year, all preparing you for the real world of work. If you decide you would like to practise law, this degree is an excellent pathway to a Bachelor of Laws (LLB).

If you have already decided to follow a career in the legal profession, the UNISA LLB offers you a specialist and direct route to achieve this. You will immediately focus on legal subject areas and you can complete this degree in four years. You will cover modules such as Labour Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Law of Contract and International Law. The LLB degree is conferred by UNISA, Africa’s leading distancelearning institution and South Africa’s oldest university. As an official licensee of UNISA, we offer tuition support for a degree of academic quality that is highly sought after in the profession.

With our focus on Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and interactive lectures with smaller classes, we offer you an environment that combines theory, research and practical application. We also have strong associations with industry and the legal profession, as do our academic staff, which translates into qualifications that are highly relevant. What makes studying law at MGI so exciting is that you do pro bono (voluntary) work at the MGI Legal Advice and Training Centre and you compete in moot court activities (debates about hypothetical legal cases).

By studying law with us, you will get the opportunity to develop your skills of logical reasoning, making ethical judgements, and analysing and interpreting legal issues. In addition, you will gain essential skills such as critical thinking, analysis of practical problems, use of technology, collaborating with others and communication.

 

Faculty facts

Dean of faculty

Tina du Plessis

(BA, LLB, LLM)

 

Accolades

• Our Legal Advice and Training Centre which is run by our students under the supervision of a practising attorney; it provides free legal advice to MGI students as well as the community.

• Our annual moot court competition.

• Our teaching staff who are a balance of full-time academics and part-time lecturers who are practising attorneys.

• We are one of the few private higher institutions offering these programmes.

Faculty of Law

UNISA Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

This rigorous and specialist degree prepares you for a range of careers in the legal profession. A Bachelor of Laws degree is the only route to practising law as an advocate or attorney or pursuing a career in commerce, management, politics and finance.

Duration:

  • 4 years full-time

Start date:

  • February. Two semesters per academic year: February (1st semester) and July (2nd semester).

Offered at:

 

Bachelor of Commerce in Law

The multidisciplinary nature of this qualification prepares you for work in many areas of business and is an excellent foundation for careers in commerce, marketing, human resources and financial management. It is also a pathway to a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) for those of you that want to practise law.

Duration:

  • 3 years full-time

Start date:

  • February. Two semesters per academic year: February (1st semester) and July (2nd semester).

Offered at:

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