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Enrolling for a Degree in Law

The LLB is now the only recognised qualification for legal practice. Before the launch of the new LLB in 1998, holders of a B Proc were allowed to enter into the attorneys’ profession, and holders of a B Juris could serve in the civil service as magistrates or prosecutors. The B Proc and B Juris programmes have been phased out. The LLB is now available as a four-year first-degree programme. LLB is also offered to holders of a B Proc, B Juris, BA or any other undergraduate degree.

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HUMAN RIGHTS

The protection of human rights is essential to the development of a strong and successful democracy. Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that all people are entitled to regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, or other status. These include the right to life and liberty, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to a fair trial, and the right to be free from discrimination.

ADJECTIVAL LAW

Adjective law refers to a legal principle or rule of law that contains an adjective, such as "reasonable" or "unreasonable". Adjective law is used to evaluate and interpret the meaning of laws and regulations, as well as to apply them in specific situations. Adjective law is often used to determine the validity of a claim or argument, or to decide if a certain action or behavior is lawful. Adjective law is also used to evaluate the fairness of a certain action or situation, or to determine if it violates public policy.

MERCANTILE LAW

Mercantile Law is the body of law that governs the legal relationships between merchants and consumers, and between merchants and other merchants. This law is primarily concerned with the enforcement of contracts, the regulation of sales and other commercial transactions, and the protection of intellectual property rights. Mercantile Law also encompasses the laws relating to bankruptcy and insolvency, and it regulates the corporate structure and operations of businesses.

LEGAL AID CLINIC

The Legal Aid Clinic provides free or low cost legal services to people who cannot afford to hire a private attorney. The services offered by a Legal Aid Clinic include legal advice, representation in court, or other legal assistance such as filing a claim. The Legal Aid Clinic also provide educational materials and information about legal rights and responsibilities.

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