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Law school graduates and lawyers routinely apply an LL.M. to gain expertise in a specialized area of law, such as tax law or international law, or to move from one practice area into another.

A Master of Law is a degree program that provides the comprehensive education students need to excel within the field of law. Master of Law programs can vary in length, from two to five years, and depending on the school, there may be online or part-time schooling options available.

 

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LLM in Master of Laws by Dissertation

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of this qualification is to let a student demonstrate through research training an ability to master at an advanced level the current state of specialized knowledge on a given topic within a particular branch of the law and to provide a sound training in research methodologies. [+]

Best LLM Degrees in Master of Law in South Africa 2017. PURPOSE OF THE QUALIFICATION The purpose of this qualification is to let a student demonstrate through research training an ability to master at an advanced level the current state of specialized knowledge on a given topic within a particular branch of the law and to provide a sound training in research methodologies. RULES OF ACCESS General i. The minimum entry requirement is an LLB degree (or equivalent qualification) at NQF level 7 or 8 and a minimum number of credits of 624. Candidates for admission to Master’s degrees in general need to have obtained their previous degree with an average mark of at least 65%. ii. The relevant Head of Department may permit an applicant to register as a student for purposes of receiving guidance with, and use the facilities of the University for, the preparation of a research proposal. This does not create an expectation that the student will be admitted to Master’s studies and such registration is provisional pending the approval of the admission of the student by the Board of the Faculty of Law. The Board of the Faculty of Law approves the admission of a student on the basis of the academic merit of the student, the research proposal submitted by the student and the ability of the Faculty to provide appropriate and continuous study guidance and supervision. Take note: A BProc degree does not satisfy the formal entrance requirements for an LLM programme, but... [-]

LLM in Tax Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Part time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

Tax laws have become increasingly complex in the last century. More and more anti-avoidance measures have recently been introduced to curb the effectiveness of tax avoidance structures, thus increasing the volumes of tax provisions applicable to day-to-day commercial transactions. The Master’s in Tax Law is a structured qualification intended to provide candidates with an in-depth understanding of the tax core as well as developing tax laws in South Africa and in the international community. [+]

Tax laws have become increasingly complex in the last century. More and more anti-avoidance measures have recently been introduced to curb the effectiveness of tax avoidance structures, thus increasing the volumes of tax provisions applicable to day-to-day commercial transactions. The Master’s in Tax Law is a structured qualification intended to provide candidates with an in-depth understanding of the tax core as well as developing tax laws in South Africa and in the international community. The minimum duration for this degree is two years and it is offered on a part-time basis. Classes or seminars in the taught modules are presented in the evenings on weekdays from 18h00 to 20h00 (one seminar per week per module). The next student intake will be in February 2018. In general, in order to be admitted, students must have attained an average of at least 65% for the law subjects in their LLB degree. In addition, an applicant’s mark for Tax Law at undergraduate level will be taken into account. This qualification consists of a minor dissertation on a Tax Law topic together with the following three taught modules: TAX LAW: BASIC PRINCIPLES (FIRST SEMESTER) Topics that will be covered include: an introduction to Tax Law and tax concepts, an overview of the South African tax system and the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962, an analysis of the general principles of determining taxable income entailing gross income, exemptions, allowable deductions and assessed losses, an introduction to the tax treatment of capital allowances and deductibility... [-]

LLM in Labour Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The LLM in Labour Law (one year full-time or two years of part-time studies) provides students with an opportunity to develop their intellectual and theoretical competencies at an advanced level and to strengthen their ability to understand labour law from a viewpoint of critical analysis of the underlying principles. [+]

Best LLM Degrees in Master of Law in South Africa 2017. The LLM in Labour Law (one year full-time or two years of part-time studies) provides students with an opportunity to develop their intellectual and theoretical competencies at an advanced level and to strengthen their ability to understand labour law from a viewpoint of critical analysis of the underlying principles. Modules The LLM in Labour Law consists of the following compulsory modules: NAME OF MODULE CODE TYPE General Principles and Individual Labour Law GPI9X0C or GPI9X1C Coursework Public Law, International Law and Comparative Law Relevance PIC9X1C or PIC9X0C Coursework Collective Labour Law and Dispute Resolution CLD9X0C or CLD9X1C Coursework Labour Law Masters Minor Dissertation LL19XDC or LL29XDC Minor Dissertation Programme Format Modules will be presented in a combination of weekly and intensive formats.Lectures take place between 18:00 and 20:00 on weekdays to accommodate students who work during the day. Minimum Admission Requirement In general, as a minimum admission requirement, students must have attained an average of 65% for the law subjects in their LLB degree. Bursaries Bursaries are available. Please contact Ms Daphney Nemakhavhani (011 559 4409 or daphneyn@uj.ac.za) for more information concerning merit bursaries. In addition, students who register for the first time in 2017 and complete their Master’s degree within a period of two years, qualify for a reimbursement of their full tuition fee (excluding the registration fee and ICT levy), subject to certain terms and conditions. Enquiries Requests for information may be directed to: Mrs P Magongoa:... [-]

LLM in International Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

Are you interested in current affairs? Does the idea of studying international law in the most vibrant city in Africa appeal to you? Do you want to further your studies in a vibrant and dynamic field of the law? [+]

Are you interested in current affairs? Does the idea of studying international law in the most vibrant city in Africa appeal to you? Do you want to further your studies in a vibrant and dynamic field of the law? In an increasingly globalised world, it is no longer sufficient to be familiar with domestic law. Whether you are interested in the prosecution of war crimes or in global warming, the LLM in International Law offered by the Faculty of Law of the University of Johannesburg offers you a chance to specialise in fields of the law which are not only interesting but also increasingly useful and relevant. The one year course takes an interdisciplinary approach and assesses international legal questions from the perspective of international law as well as from a regional African perspective. The lecturing style is interactive. Students benefit from close contact with their lecturer and with experts from the relevant legal field. The diversity of the participants in the LLM program contributes significantly to the educational experience. The University of Johannesburg has a superb library and electronic resources. The course will consist of the following three modules: International Protection of Human Rights International Criminal Law/International Humanitarian Law International Environmental Law Students are expected to complete a minor-dissertation on any topic in International Law. Students will benefit from research workshops which will be held to guide students in the writing process. The degree can be undertaken as full time or part time study. Lectures take place after 18h00... [-]

LLM in International Commercial Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The LLM in International Commercial Law at the University of Johannesburg (the flagship programme of the Faculty of Law) is designed to be completed by full-time students within one year and by part-time students over two years. [+]

Best LLM Degrees in Master of Law in South Africa 2017. The LLM in International Commercial Law at the University of Johannesburg (the flagship programme of the Faculty of Law) is designed to be completed by full-time students within one year and by part-time students over two years. The programme consists of the modules International Commercial Law A, B and C, as well as a minor dissertation on a topic in International Commercial Law. International Commercial Law A and B are offered during the first semester and International Commercial Law C during the second. The LLM programme provides the student with an overview of the private-law aspects of international trade, with an emphasis on privateinternational legal issues. The conflicts-orientation of the course indeed makes it unique and a wide comparative approach is taken in this regard, comprising legal systems in Africa, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and North and South America, together with the relevant regional, supranational and international instruments in this field. Most lectures are offered by Prof Jan L Neels, distinguished professor of International Commercial Law and director of the Research Centre for Private International Law in Emerging Countries at the University of Johannesburg. Prof Neels was a member of the working group responsible for the drafting of the Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts and the official commentary on the Principles under the auspices of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. He is a member of the Governing Council... [-]

LLM in Intellectual Property Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 weeks February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

This LLM aims to provide the student with the necessary tools to navigate the IP landscape, and create awareness of pitfalls or opportunities that may present themselves. [+]

IF YOU WANT TO BE A STRATEGIC THINKER ON IP, COMPLETE THE LLM AT UJ! “The future of the nation depends in no small part on the efficiency of industry, and the efficiency of industry depends in no small part on the protection of intellectual property.” Judge Richard Posner in Rockwell Graphic Systems, Inc. v. DEV Industries, 925 F.2d 174 (7th Cir. 1991) The field of intellectual property (IP) reaches wide, and is probably the most dynamic field of law, as it constantly changes. What does it relate to? The nature of IP is best understood through a comparison with other, tangible, forms of property. One example is immovable property, such as a piece of land. Other examples are things, such as a vehicle, a watch, or a soccer ball. In these instances one has rights to the object itself. In other words, your rights would be infringed if the object is destroyed. The position with IP is different. An example might be a patent for a pair of night vision binoculars. The intellectual property rights of the patentee would not be infringed if the binoculars are destroyed. The reason for this is that it is the invention that is protected and not the binoculars. IP is, accordingly, that body of law that regulates the creation and utilisation of immaterial property, and the enforcement of resultant rights. The objects of the various IP rights typically include patents, copyright, registered designs, and trade marks. To properly understand all these issues, it... [-]

LLM in Drafting and Interpretation of Contracts

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

Are you interested in negotiating, drafting and executing contracts? Does the idea of studying contract law in South Africa’s vibrant commercial hub appeal to you? Do you want to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the drafting of contracts? [+]

Best LLM Degrees in Master of Law in South Africa 2017. Are you interested in negotiating, drafting and executing contracts? Does the idea of studying contract law in South Africa’s vibrant commercial hub appeal to you? Do you want to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the drafting of contracts? In a commercial atmosphere where more and more statutes propagate consumer rights and where plain language is becoming increasingly important, the drafter of modern-day contracts can no longer resort to the cutting and pasting of disjointed, archaic and even illegal phrases, thereby fudging together a contract. Rather, knowledge of current law pertaining to the drafting and interpretation of contracts and excellent language skills are the tools required by lawyers who negotiate and draft contracts. Indeed, practical as well as theoretical knowledge of drafting and interpretation of contracts are indispensable to practising lawyers. The lecturing style in this programme is interactive. Classes are small and the programme caters exclusively for a group of students who will benefit from close contact with their professor and with expert practitioners from the relevant legal field. The programme is presented over two years. In the first year, students have one class per week. In the first semester of the first year, the class deals with the interpretation of contracts. The second semester of the first year deals with law and language. Where necessary, classes may be presented in the form of a number of workshops on Saturdays. The first semester of the... [-]

LLM in Corporate Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

An LLM in Corporate Law provides the ideal foundation for specialising in this popular focus area. UJ is unique in offering four dedicated corporate law modules. [+]

Recent substantive legislative reforms have led to increased demand for expertise in the field of corporate and securities law. An LLM in Corporate Law provides the ideal foundation for specialising in this popular focus area. UJ is unique in offering four dedicated corporate law modules. The Master’s in Corporate Law can be completed in one year for full-time students and over two years for part-time students. It consists of a minor dissertation on a corporate law topic together with three taught modules as set out below: Company Law (first semester) This compulsory module, which anchors the LLM in Corporate Law, essentially deals with problematic aspects of corporate personality: the nature of legal personality and piercing the corporate veil; corporate capacity; corporate criminal liability; corporate social responsibility; corporate governance; directors’ duties and liability; shareholder protection; creditor protection; corporate groups and companies and the constitution. Specific aspects of South African company law are considered against a conceptual or theoretical basis. This module is presented by Professor Kathleen van der Linde. Plus any two of the following: (i) Corporate Finance Law (second semester 2018) In this module, the focus is on legal aspects of debt and equity financing and capital structure. In addition to being an essential part of large corporate transactions, corporate finance remains relevant in even the smallest company where control and capital structure are interdependent. The principles of share capital, authorised shares, consideration for shares and the issuing of shares are traversed. Distributions, including share repurchases, are considered in detail,... [-]

LLM in Commercial Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The Master’s in Commercial Law is a flexible qualification allowing a wide choice of modules that can be combined according to the interests and focus of each student. It can be completed in one year for full-time students and over two years for part-time students. [+]

Best LLM Degrees in Master of Law in South Africa 2017. Many large corporate and commercial transactions take place in Johannesburg, South Africa’s economic hub. The UJ Law Faculty is thus well placed to offer a highly relevant LLM in Commercial Law, drawing students from leading commercial firms. The team of lecturers involved combine intellectual leadership and cutting edge practical insight which is reflected in their teaching. The Master’s in Commercial Law is a flexible qualification allowing a wide choice of modules that can be combined according to the interests and focus of each student. It can be completed in one year for full-time students and over two years for part-time students. This qualification consists of a minor dissertation on a commercial law topic together with three taught modules selected from the following: (i) Banking Law (first semester) The module in Banking Law is designed to provide students with specialist knowledge regarding aspects of the law that are highly relevant in the banking sector. The module investigates the essence of central concepts such as “banking”, “money” and “payment”; provides a brief overview of the most important provisions of the Banks Act (the course having a distinct private-law orientation); investigates in greater detail the role of banks as payment intermediaries in various instruments of payment, including credit and debit transfers, letters of credit and documentary collections; similarly investigates the role of banks as guarantors in both accessory and independent guarantees and deals with various instances of bank liability arising from breach... [-]

LLM in Banking Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The University of Johannesburg’s LLM in Banking Law programme is designed to provide students with specialist knowledge in aspects of the law that are highly relevant to the banking sector. It is designed to be completed by full-time students within one year and by part-time students over two years. [+]

The University of Johannesburg’s LLM in Banking Law programme is designed to provide students with specialist knowledge in aspects of the law that are highly relevant to the banking sector. It is designed to be completed by full-time students within one year and by part-time students over two years. This programme consists of a minor dissertation (60 credits) together with three compulsory taught modules (3x40 credits) namely: (i) Banking Law (offered in the first semester): This module has a distinct private-law focus. The central concepts of money and payment are investigated by way of introduction. This is followed by a study of banks as payment intermediaries (in various methods of domestic and international payment), banks as guarantors (both independent and accessory), and banks as lenders. Finally the module deals with bank liability arising from contract, delict or enrichment. Most of the lectures are led by Prof Charl Hugo who heads the University’s Centre for Banking Law. Guest lecturers are used occasionally due to their particular expertise. (ii) Financial Services Regulation (offered in the second semester): The importance of the sound regulation of financial services has been well demonstrated by the recent global financial crisis. Certain key international bodies drive international cooperation in this regard. As part of this process, South Africa has decided to switch to a “Twin Peaks” regime which will see our financial services regulation being split between a prudential regulatory authority (to be housed in the South African Reserve Bank) and a market conduct regulatory authority. In... [-]

LLM in Human Rights

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Students are expected to complete a minor dissertation on any topic in the broad field of fundamental rights. They will benefit from research workshops which help [+]

Best LLM Degrees in Master of Law in South Africa 2017. DO YOU WANT TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS BUILDING A TRANSFORMED SOUTH AFRICA WHICH RESPECTS AND PROTECTS FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS? DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE? DO YOU WANT TO STUDY AT THE HISTORIC CONSTITUTION HILL, WHERE THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT IS LOCATED AT? Register for the LLM on HUMAN RIGHTS at the UJ Faculty of Law which offers the following outstanding elements: 1) PROGRESSIVE: The LLM will examine the most current developments and academic writing on fundamental rights and seek to address the future of fundamental rights in South Africa and Africa. 2) GLOBAL: The LLM will examine fundamental rights in a global context, with consideration given to International Law as well as foreign case law. 3) TRANSFORMATIVE: The LLM will consider the way in which fundamental rights in South Africa are designed to transform our society, and will consider both the practical and theoretical methods of doing so. 4) FACULTY: The course will expose students to a range of guest lecturers, from judges to practitioners. 5) LOCATION: The lectures will take place on the historic Constitution Hill which itself represents a bridge from a past of repression and inequality to a future of social justice, freedom and equality. The Constitutional Court Library is a marvelous resource which students will be encouraged to use. Johannesburg is, of course, the city that raises many questions relating to constitutional democracy in South Africa, and the urban environment will... [-]