University of the Free State UFS Faculty of Law Prospectus
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The LLB degree prepares students for entry into the legal professions, for a wide range of careers which require the application of law, and for postgraduate studies in law.
The successful candidate will be able to:
- be a lifelong student with the ability to be well-informed of the most recent legal developments;
- take part as a responsible citizen in local, national, and international communities;
- be sensitive as a lawyer to the cultural and ethnic diversity in the community; and
- explore educational and career possibilities and develop entrepreneurial skills.
The successful candidate will, more specifically, be able to:
- identify and solve legal problems through critical and creative thinking;
- approach and study personal and professional activities in a responsible, ethical, and effective manner;
- do effective legal research by gathering, analysing, and critically evaluating information;
- communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;
- cooperate effectively with others in society;
- use technology effectively and responsibly to the advantage of the community as a whole; and
- see the law as a component in a system of interdependent systems within the community where problem-solving cannot occur in isolation.
To be admitted to the four-year LLB, a candidate should be in possession of a National Senior Certificate (from 2008) or National Certificate (Vocational) with an AP score of at least 33 points, with a minimum performance mark of 70% (performance level 6) in Afrikaans Home Language, Afrikaans First Additional Language , English Home Language or English First Additional Language, and (2) a minimum performance mark of 70% (performance level 6) in Mathematical Literacy or a minimum performance mark of 50% (performance level 4) in Mathematics.
If you have matriculated before 2008, the requirement is that a candidate be in possession of an endorsed Senior Certificate (until 2007) with an M-score of at least 34 points or have a previous degree on an NQF 7.