Prospective Students

All  our  qualifications  are  accredited  by  the  Council  of  Higher  Education (CHE)  and  recognised  by  the  Law  Society  of  South Africa  (LSSA),  the General Council of the Bar (GCB) and all local and international employers of law graduates or legal professionals. Our academic staff are experienced, dynamic, and passionate about ensuring excellence in their teaching, research, and community engagement endeavors.

Our students have consistently recorded good performances at regional and international mock trial/moot competitions - which testifies to the quality of the legal education they are receiving at Fort Hare.

The study of Law on our East London campus will ensure that students have easy access to the courts, law firms, and other important law related institutions - where they can work part-time, serve as volunteers, or simply attend to observe the law in action.

DEGREE PROGRAMMES

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB), now the only qualification for legal practice in South Africa, can be pursued at Fort Hare (Alice and East London campuses) by enrolling in either one of four streams:

 

Qualification Entry Requirements Campus
1. LLB-Four Year (Minimum) Stream

Admission requirements:Matric Exemption
This stream is designed for school leavers.

Foundation Programme Entry Requirements
Normal Entry Requirements

East London Only
2. LLB-Three Year (Minimum) Stream

Admission requirements: Possession of an undergraduate degree in any discipline from the University of Fort Hare or any other university. This stream is designed for those who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree programme but have not studied law previously, e.g., holders of BA,BSc, BSocSc, BTheol, etc.

 

East London Only
3. LLB-Two Year (Minimum) Stream

Admission requirements: Possession of a B Juris degree from the University of Fort Hare or any other South African university.

East London Only
4. LLB-One Year (Minimum) Stream Admission requirements: Possession of a B Proc degree from the University of Fort Hare or any other South African university Alice & East London