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LLB Degree Law Studies at UJ: The LLB degree is the minimum academic qualification for practising law in South Africa. To become an attorney or advocate you need an LLB degree. The LLB degree will equip students with both practical and theoretical skills to enter the legal profession. This is a focused degree, with emphasis on legal subjects and lays a solid foundation for a career and future in law.

Regarding studying Law at UJ

  • After completing a BA (Law) or BCom (Law) degree, it is possible to do an honours degree in a specialised discipline other than law.
  • After completion of your LLB degree, you can enrol for a specialised Master’s degree in Law (if you comply with the relevant selection and admission criteria).
  • If you are currently in Gr. 12, you apply to study at the University with your final Gr. 11 results, not your Gr. 12 results. You will, however, be finally selected or
  • admitted on your final Gr. 12 results.
  • If you have already finished Gr. 12, you apply with your final Gr. 12/matric
  • results (thus your matric certificate).
  • It is very important that you apply in time. Don’t miss closing dates as the
  • Faculty only accepts a certain number of students per year.
  • What is an APS? APS is short for Admission Points Score. This is the score used to determine whether a prospective student can be admitted to study a degree in the Faculty of Law. It is easy to calculate the APS – it is basically the sum of the achievement ratings for the 6 best prescribed school subjects (each achievement rating is calculated on a sliding scale). Take note that the performance rating for the subject Life Orientation is not taken into account in this calculation. See the next page for the full admission requirements and the APS scale.

APS score Requirements for LLB (4 years degree) at UJ

  • Minimum APS score: 28 with Mathematics or 29 with Mathematical Literacy
  • Mathematics: 3 (40% +)
  • Mathematical Literacy 4 (50%+)
  • English: 5 (60%+)
  • Additional Language: 4 (50%+)

Career Prospects after studying Law at UJ

  • Prosecutors: State Advocate (High Court), Prosecutor (Magistrates’ Court)
  • Presiding Officers: Judge, Magistrate, Commissioner, Arbitrator
  • State Attorney
  • State Legal Advisor
  • Court Officer
  • Master of the High Court
  • Registrar: Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office
  • Office of the Family Advocate
  • South African Law Reform Commission
  • Public Defender/Public Protector
  • Human Rights Commission
  • Legal Academic
  • International Organisations: UN, IMF, WTO etc.
  • Attorney
  • Advocate
  • Conveyancer
  • Notary
  • Legal Advisor
  • Office Personnel in a law firm
  • Compliance Officer
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