Bachelor of Laws in International Law in Africa

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International Law

After an individual’s undergraduate education has been completed, he or she will need to pursue an LLB in order to actually practice in the field of law. This program typically takes three to four years to complete.  

International law concerns distinctly separate legal disciplines involving public international law (laws of war, laws of the sea and international humanitarian law, for example); private international law (also referred to as "conflict of laws"); and supranational law.

Africa is a continent of 53 independent countries and a rich mix of native peoples, cultures, economies and history. Africa is the second largest continent in the world.

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Bachelor of Law (LLB)

Kenyatta University
Campus Full time 4 years January 2017 Kenya Nairobi

The Kenyatta University School of Law (KUSOL) is fully accredited by the statutory body charged with regulating legal education in Kenya, that is the Council of Legal Education. In addition, its law programme is ISO 9001:2008 certified. Being a leading fountain of knowledge in Kenya and the Region we at Kenyatta University take pride in being your law school of choice. [+]

Law Studies in International Law in Africa 2017. The Kenyatta University School of Law (KUSOL) is fully accredited by the statutory body charged with regulating legal education in Kenya, that is the Council of Legal Education. In addition, its law programme is ISO 9001:2008 certified. Being a leading fountain of knowledge in Kenya and the Region we at Kenyatta University take pride in being your law school of choice. At KUSOL, we recognize that you are seeking to partner with an educational institution that is sensitive to your aspirations and accountable in providing you with good returns for your investment in education. This is the basis on which the courses at KUSOL are founded.We sincerely hope that your decision to join this forward-looking and dynamic University will benefit you through the diverse, holistic, development oriented programmes it offers. Entry Requirements Candidates must satisfy the minimum University entry requirements. In addition, the following are the minimum requirements for entry into our Bachelor of Laws programme: 1. A mean grade of B in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) including a minimum of a B in English. 2. Any other type of qualification including the former A-level Kenyan system, regional,or international qualifications must be equivalent to the minimum requirement outlined above. The equivalency of such grades can be obtained from the Kenya NationalExaminations Council. 3. Mean grade of C- (Minus) at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma at Kenyatta University or any other recognized/accredited Institutions. Examinations Examinations are carried out to the highest standards at KUSOL as is expected by the University. The examination questions and results are moderated by the School at departmental level to ensure quality in the setting as well as marking of examinations. External examiners are regularly invited to assess these processes to ascertain quality. All the following Kenyatta University examination regulations with respect to examinations apply: Moderation of Examinations Examinations are moderated internally within the departments and by an external examiner as per University Examinations Regulations as follows:- Each examination paper is moderated by the department before being taken to an external examiner appointed by the University Senate.Each examination paper has a marking guide and course outline to facilitate moderation both at the department and externally.Examination marks are moderated first by the department and thereafter by the external examiner. The final mark is then approved by the School Board of Examiners and University Senate.The External Examiner is an expert in the area of law, normally a holder of a PhD in law, with at least a minimum of 5 years teaching experience as a Senior Lecturer or an Associate Professor. Certification To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Programme, a candidate must take and pass a total of at least fifty two (52) course units. This includes all the units designated as core units in the curriculum and thus mandatory; the required university Common Units and the following practical units Judicial Attachment – the equivalence of 42 hours of lectures, Clinical Externship –the equivalence of 42 hours of lectures. The degree shall be based on the average score in at least 52 units taken and passed and shall be classified as: First Class Honours for an average of 70-100% (A) ;Second Class Honours (Upper Division) for an average of 60-69% (B);Second Class Honours (Lower Division) for an average of 50 – 59%;(C) and Pass, for an average of 40-49% (D) Structure The course units comprising the law programme are undertaken mainly during the semester and involve students attending lectures on a face-to-face basis, or other form of contact time with the lecturer. School of Law Each course unit is allocated three hours per week which is broken into two sessions of two and one hour respectively undertaken on separate days of the week. Some course units however are taken ‘out’ of semester and these have a practical element to them. Duration The law programme takes a minimum of eight (8) semesters of full time attendance of lectures offered at the School. This equates to two semesters per calendar year of sixteen (16) weeks that constitute fourteen (14) weeks of class contact time and two (2) weeks of examinations. All students are expected to adhere to this time-frame except in circumstances permitted by the University Senate at any one time. In such cases, a student may defer their studies subject to the time limits applicable under the relevant Kenyatta University regulations. Where students face difficulties with paying their fees for any semester, they can take the ‘semester off’ by making a formal application to the registrar (academic) who communicates the approval in writing. [-]

LLB Law with International Relations

Middlesex University Mauritius
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Mauritius Vacoas

The LLB (Hons) is a prestigious academic qualification, which addresses the broader ethical, social, political, economic, cultural and historical contexts within which law operates. Students are required to develop the skills of legal analysis and are encouraged to evaluate the law and legal systems and processes. [+]

This programme aims to provide a level of knowledge and understanding of the principles of law, particularly the Foundations of Legal Knowledge, and an opportunity to develop the associated transferable intellectual and key skills that will enable the student to meet the requirements set by the UK Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board for the academic stage of training. It will enable students to develop specialist knowledge and understanding of International Relations and its inherent complexities to develop the skills to operate confidently in International Relations. The LLB (Hons) is a prestigious academic qualification, which addresses the broader ethical, social, political, economic, cultural and historical contexts within which law operates. Students are required to develop the skills of legal analysis and are encouraged to evaluate the law and legal systems and processes. This is a Programme which is relevant to the legal profession and employers in general and lays the foundations for a successful career in international relations. Modules Year 1 Students must successfully complete all modules with Grade 16+ to progress to Year 2 English Legal System Public Law Legal Method Contract Law Year 2 Students must successfully complete all modules with Grade 16+ to progress to Year 3 Criminal Law Tort EU Law Theories of International Relations Year 3 Students must successfully complete all modules with Grade 16+ be awarded their degree Land Law Equity and Trusts Two optional Modules from the following Public International Law Project Advanced Mooting & Advocacy Integrated Learning and Work Placement Humanitarianism and Global Change Global Geopolitics; Critical Perspectives & Issues *Please note that all modules may not run every year, this is dependent on student numbers Careers For students primarily interested in a career in legal practice, this course fulfils the standard undergraduate degree requirement for progressing to professional qualification as a barrister or solicitor. Alongside this established career track, the programme equips graduates with more nuanced understanding of how organisations and societies manage their interaction in the international arena. Students who complete the programme are well prepared for pursuing professional career options in law, as well as careers in multilateral and international organisations and agencies. [-]

Bachelor of Laws, LLB Hons

Middlesex University Mauritius
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Mauritius Vacoas

On the LLB Honours Law degree you will gain an excellent grounding in legal skills and the foundation subjects and opportunities to gain specialist knowledge in optional modules such as Employment and Discrimination Law. Students who graduate with at least a lower second class honours will be guaranteed a place at the College of Law to undertake the Legal Practice Course (the next stage towards becoming a solicitor). If you are not successful in any of the core modules in years 1 and 2 you may opt to exit with the BA Honours Law. [+]

Law Studies in International Law in Africa 2017. If you want to practise law as a solicitor or barrister, or to enter some other law-related form of employment, then the LLB Honours Law degree is your best choice. It is the only undergraduate course that offers a qualifying law degree for exemption from the academic stage of professional legal education, recognised by the Joint Academic Stage Board of Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Bar Standards Board (BSB). On the LLB Honours Law degree you will gain an excellent grounding in legal skills and the foundation subjects and opportunities to gain specialist knowledge in optional modules such as Employment and Discrimination Law. Students who graduate with at least a lower second class honours will be guaranteed a place at the College of Law to undertake the Legal Practice Course (the next stage towards becoming a solicitor). If you are not successful in any of the core modules in years 1 and 2 you may opt to exit with the BA Honours Law. Alongside developing a thorough grounding in the core areas of English law, you will gain the legal skills and academic grounding to embark on the next stage of training. A law degree is also an excellent platform for entering related professions. Our tutors are highly trained solicitors and / or barristers and bring vast experience in a variety of legal settings, enabling you to gain first-class professional knowledge and expertise. Modules Year 1 Compulsory English Legal System (30 Credits) Law of Contract (30 Credits) Legal Method (30 Credits) Public Law (30 Credits) Year 2 Compulsory Criminal Law (30 Credits) EU Law (30 Credits) Tort (30 Credits) Optional Consumer and the Law (30 Credits) UK and European Human Rights Law (30 Credits) Alternative Dispute Resolution and Legal Ethics (30 Credits) Student will need to chose only 1 out of 3 Optional Modules Year 3 Compulsory Equity and Trusts (30 Credits) Land Law (30 Credits) Optional Child and Family Law (30 Credits) Employment Law (30 Credits) Evidence (30 Credits) Project (30 Credits) UK Company Law (30 Credits) Advanced Mooting (30 Credits) *Student need to chose 2 out of 6 Optional Modules Careers Students who graduate with at least 2:2 can apply to study the Legal Practice Course (the next stage towards becoming a solicitor) the programme also prepares you to take the new Bar Course Aptitude Test (BCAT) the next stage towards becoming a barrister. Many law graduates also pursue other courses. [-]

Bachelor in Laws (LL.B) – Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II)

Medine Education Village
Campus Full time October 2017 Mauritius Quatre Bornes

The LL.B program is general and fundamental and will focus on core business and international legal issues. Students will concentrate on case studies and deepening of key legal subjects from a transversal and pluridisciplinary perspective. [+]

The LL.B program is general and fundamental and will focus on core business and international legal issues. Students will concentrate on case studies and deepening of key legal subjects from a transversal and pluridisciplinary perspective. The LL.B. program prepares students with all necessary skills to apply to Bar schools (in some cases with one additional year for legal reasons) or to enter legal departments of international companies. The LL.B program will be delivered in English and will combine both French civil law and English common law. This hybrid aspect is very relevant in many countries where both systems are applied. Next intake: October 2016 Tuition fees for the LL.B. amount to 6,000 Euros per academic year. [-]

UNISA Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Pearson Institute of Higher Education
Campus Full time 4 years February 2017 South Africa Midrand

The LLB degree is conferred by UNISA, Africa’s leading distance-learning institution and South Africa’s oldest university. Studying law is extremely demanding, so we offer lecture-led learning in smaller classes to ensure you get the best out of your law degree. You will focus on a broad range of legal modules and in your forth year, you choose elective modules that are of special interest to you. [+]

Law Studies in International Law in Africa 2017. The LLB degree is conferred by UNISA, Africa’s leading distance-learning institution and South Africa’s oldest university. Studying law is extremely demanding, so we offer lecture-led learning in smaller classes to ensure you get the best out of your law degree. You will focus on a broad range of legal modules and in your forth year, you choose elective modules that are of special interest to you. We believe that offering lecture-led teaching and support for such a rigorous qualification will greatly enhance your chances of completing the degree successfully. Instead of studying the programme alone, we give you the opportunity to learn in a vibrant campus environment with the support of academic and industry professionals. With this approach, you are able to study 35 compulsory modules and selected elective modules, very intensively in four years. We also maintain strong links with the legal world so that our support efforts are relevant and application led. By studying law through Pearson Institute and UNISA, you will get the opportunity to develop your skills of logical reasoning, making ethical judgements, and analysing and interpreting legal issues. As an official licensee of UNISA, we ensure that you are ready to navigate the legal and business world with real world skills. Teaching methods and assessment We offer lecture-led support for the UNISA LLB modules. Our smaller class sizes allow for individualised attention. Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure you benefit from quality academic and industry inputs. You have access to campus resource centres, computer labs and WiFi. You attend lectures and small group sessions. You may volunteer at the Pearson Institute Legal Advice and Training Centre. You may participate in moot court competitions. Throughout the programme, you have to demonstrate theoretical and practical understanding via application-based assessments such as examinations, assignments, essays, case studies, research projects and analysis of legal issues. An LLB degree alone is not a qualification for practise. Those of you who choose to become attorneys must complete an additional two years of articles and pass the Attorneys Admission Examination, while those of you who choose to become advocates must complete a one year pupillage and pass the National Bar Examination Board exam. YEAR 1 Family Law Financial Accounting Principles for Law Practitioners Foundations of South African Law General Principles of Criminal Law Introduction to Law Law of Persons Research Literacy for Law Skills Course for Law Students Social Dimensions of Justice The Origins of South African Law YEAR 2 Administrative Law African Customary Law Constitutional aw Criminal Law: Specific Crimes Entrepreneurial Law Fundamental Rights General Principles of Civil Procedure Insolvency Law Interpretation of Statutes Law of Succession YEAR 3 Civil Procedure: Court Proceedings Enrichment, Liability and Estoppel Evidence: Admissibility of Evidence Evidence: The Presentation and Assessment of Evidence Labour Law Law of Contract Law of Criminal Procedure: Pre-trial Law of Criminal Procedure: Trial and Post-Trial Law of Delict Law of Property YEAR 4 Compulsory modules: International Law Law of Negotiable Instruments, Intellectual Property and Competition Legal Philosophy Professional Ethics Research Methodology Qualification Accreditation Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Career Options The career choices for you, as a UNISA Bachelor of Laws graduate, are varied and employment options include: Advocate Attorney Legal advisor Magistrate Working in legal departments in government or business Start Date February (Two Semesters per academic year) [-]