Cape Town - LLM


WildLilly
Hi everyone,

I am currently in the process of apply for the 3-year external LBB from the University of London with a view of getting an LLM from a reputable law school in an English-speaking country. My first choice (and a life-lond dream) is Cape Town.

I would appreciate advice on wether they admit foreign mature students with a non-SA LLBs for LLM programmes?

I uderstand that neither a non-SA LLB or any LLM qualifies to admit you practice law in South Africa, but surely there must be employment opportunities for non-SA nationals in the legal field?
Hi everyone,

I am currently in the process of apply for the 3-year external LBB from the University of London with a view of getting an LLM from a reputable law school in an English-speaking country. My first choice (and a life-lond dream) is Cape Town.

I would appreciate advice on wether they admit foreign mature students with a non-SA LLBs for LLM programmes?

I uderstand that neither a non-SA LLB or any LLM qualifies to admit you practice law in South Africa, but surely there must be employment opportunities for non-SA nationals in the legal field?
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adam81
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Hi Did you get a response.
I am based in Zimbabwe studied at University of Cape Town. I studied LLM Tax. Surely if you have equivalent of a four year LLB then you can qualify for LLM programme. if your qualifction is 3 year degree then in most likelihood, UCt would request you to do a 1 year LLB at UCT then proceed for LLM. Before going for LLM you need to get your qualification evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority - it ranks the LLB to c if it's equivalent to the SA 4 year LLB etc.

Cape Town is a great place I should say, as for employment, yeah, nothing z impossible.

Alex
Hi Did you get a response.
I am based in Zimbabwe studied at University of Cape Town. I studied LLM Tax. Surely if you have equivalent of a four year LLB then you can qualify for LLM programme. if your qualifction is 3 year degree then in most likelihood, UCt would request you to do a 1 year LLB at UCT then proceed for LLM. Before going for LLM you need to get your qualification evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority - it ranks the LLB to c if it's equivalent to the SA 4 year LLB etc.

Cape Town is a great place I should say, as for employment, yeah, nothing z impossible.

Alex
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I am interested in an LLM in Cape Town. I graduated with a very high a very high 2:2 in a five year LLB program from a reputable Nigerian University. I would like to have idea of the tuition, accomodation and other academic fees for the LLM. Want to budget properly for it before applying. Thanks.
I am interested in an LLM in Cape Town. I graduated with a very high a very high 2:2 in a five year LLB program from a reputable Nigerian University. I would like to have idea of the tuition, accomodation and other academic fees for the LLM. Want to budget properly for it before applying. Thanks.
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I am interested in an LLM in Cape Town. I graduated with a very high a very high 2:2 in a five year LLB program from a reputable Nigerian University. I would like to have idea of the tuition, accomodation and other academic fees for the LLM. Want to budget properly for it before applying. Thanks.
I am interested in an LLM in Cape Town. I graduated with a very high a very high 2:2 in a five year LLB program from a reputable Nigerian University. I would like to have idea of the tuition, accomodation and other academic fees for the LLM. Want to budget properly for it before applying. Thanks.
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vstadenp
Hi
I would like to complete an LLB will you recommend a University in Nigeria if possible on a fast truck

thx
Hi
I would like to complete an LLB will you recommend a University in Nigeria if possible on a fast truck

thx
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joseph900
I am interested in doing my LLM in South Africa. How does UCT compare to the following law schools?

University of Pretoria
Stellenbosch University
University of Witwatersrand

Any guidance would be appreciated.
I am interested in doing my LLM in South Africa. How does UCT compare to the following law schools?

University of Pretoria
Stellenbosch University
University of Witwatersrand

Any guidance would be appreciated.
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Unlike with schools in other parts of the world, I don't think that there's an objective ranking of law schools in South Africa.

In terms of the overall universities, most rankings, such as the Times World University Rankings, put UCT a head above the other schools. Generally speaking, that's probably going to mean more brand recognition for your degree.

However, I wouldn't say that that's the only thing you should consider. I would look into the curriculum of each school's LLM program and see what appeals to you. Cape Town's LLM portfolio is certainly more diverse than the others -- you can study environmental law, political justice, contracts, and many more; but you might find that something at one of the other schools appeals to you more. It'll depend on your goals, expectations, etc.
Unlike with schools in other parts of the world, I don't think that there's an objective ranking of law schools in South Africa.

In terms of the overall universities, most rankings, such as the Times World University Rankings, put UCT a head above the other schools. Generally speaking, that's probably going to mean more brand recognition for your degree.

However, I wouldn't say that that's the only thing you should consider. I would look into the curriculum of each school's LLM program and see what appeals to you. Cape Town's LLM portfolio is certainly more diverse than the others -- you can study environmental law, political justice, contracts, and many more; but you might find that something at one of the other schools appeals to you more. It'll depend on your goals, expectations, etc.
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