Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University

Developing a Total Person and Promoting Entrepreneurship


Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Honours Degree

The Faculty of Law offers a five-year full time undergraduate degree program which is designed to produce competent lawyers with integrity and skill, and practitioners for private and public practice, commerce and industry, international institutions, teaching institutions and other legal fields.


It offers unique and modern optional courses like Cyber and Internet Law, Medical Law, Medical Law and Forensic Medicine, Indigenization and Economic Empowerment Law, Sports and Recreation Law, Social Security Law to answer problems currently facing the global community.


CAREER PROSPECTS


The degree program is designed to produce students for, among other things, careers in private practice, the private, public, commercial, domestic and international sectors; NGO’s; teaching; politics; etc.  There is an abundance of career opportunities for law graduates and legal practitioners nationally and internationally.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


NORMAL ENTRY


At least five Ordinary Level passes or equivalent including a good pass in English Language with a grade B or better. Also the candidate must have at least three good ‘A’ Level passes preferably in Arts subjects or any subject combination deemed appropriate by the faculty board with a minimum of twelve (12) points but the faculty board reserves the right to review the minimum number of points from time to time based on the prevailing pass rate for a given year.


SPECIAL ENTRY


Applicants should have at least five ‘O’ Level passes or equivalent, including English Language with a grade B or better and any relevant Certificate or Diploma from a recognized institution.

In addition, the applicant shall be required to write and pass a test set by the Faculty of Law before admission.


MATURE ENTRY


Applicants should have suitable or relevant post-school experience and should satisfy the University and the Faculty of their ability to complete the degree.  In addition the applicant will be required to write and pass a test set by the Faculty of Law.


PROGRAM STRUCTURE


LEVEL 1 SEMESTER 1


LLB 101 Information Technology and Communication Skills for Lawyers

LLB 102 Introduction to Law

LLB 103 Foundations of the Zimbabwean legal system and History of Roman Dutch Law

LLB104 Introduction to Legal Ethics

LEVEL 1 SEMESTER 2


LLB 106 Customary Law

LLB 107 Administrative Law

LLB 108 Introduction to Zimbabwean Constitutional Law

LLB 109 Interpretation of Statutes

LEVEL 2 SEMESTER 1


LLB 201 Criminal Law

LLB 202 Law of Contract

LLB203 Law of Delict

LLB204 Constitutional Law

LLB205 Public International Law

LEVEL 2 SEMESTER 2


LLB 206 Law of Evidence

LLB207 Criminal Procedure

LLB208 Civil Procedure (lower courts)

LLB209 Human Rights Law

LLB210 Entrepreneurship Law

LLB211 International Humanitarian Law

LLB 213 Attachment in Magistrates’ Courts (8wks) during vacation

LEVEL 3 SEMESTER 1


LLB 301 Law of Property

LLB302 Land Law

LLB 303 Family Law

LLB304 Local Government Law

LLB305 Law of Succession and Administration of Estates

LEVEL 3 SEMESTER 2


LLB 306 Company Law & Partnerships

LLB307 Commercial Law

LLB308 Civil Procedure (Superior Courts)

LLB309 Insolvency Law

LLB310 Advocacy and Business Communication Skills

LLB311 Attachment in Higher or Specialist Courts [8 wks] during vacation

LEVEL 4 SEMESTER 1


LLB 401 Legal Drafting

LLB 406 Labour & Employment Law

LLB 403 Jurisprudence

LLB 404 Notarial Practice

LLB 405 Clinical Legal Education

LLB 406 Intellectual Property Law



LEVEL 4 SEMESTER 2


LLB 407 Attachment in Law Firms - Students Report for Attachment Period

LLB 408 Attachment in Law Firms - Academic Supervisor’s Report for Attachment period

LLB 409 Attachment in Law Firms - Employer’s Report for Attachment Period




LEVEL 5 SEMESTER 1
 

LLB 501 Accounting for Legal Practitioners

LLB 502 Conveyancing

LLB 503 Dissertation

Elective


Elective

Elective

LEVEL 5 SEMESTER 2


LB 504 Practical Skills Training

LB 505 Professional Legal Ethics

Elective

Elective


ELECTIVE COURSES


LLB001 Alternative Dispute Resolution

LLB002 Environmental & Planning Law   

LLB003 Law, Democracy & Good Governance   

LLB004 International Economic  Law   

LLB005 Revenue Law & Estate Planning   

LLB006 Banking Law & Negotiable Instruments   

LLB007 African Union and SADC Institutions Law   

LLB008 Competition Law   

LLB009 Insurance Law   

LLB010 Private International Law (Conflict of Laws)   

LLB011 International Justice  Law   

LLB012 International Economic Law   

LLB013 Criminology & Penology   

LLB014 Media & Communications Law   

LLB015 Information Technology Law   

LLB016 Mining Law   

LLB017 Energy Law   

LLB018 Consumer Protection Law   

LLB019 Social Security Law   

LLB020 Gender and the Law   

LLB021 Sports & Recreation Law   

LLB022 Law and Corporate Governance   

LLB023 Law and Development   

LLB024 International Trade and  Investment Law   

LLB025 International Business Transactions   

LLB026 Tax Law   

LLB027 Sentencing & the Criminal Process   

LLB028 Cyber and Internet  Law   

LLB029 Law of European Institutions and European Union Law   

LLB030 European Community Competition Law   

LLB031 Medical Law and Forensic Medicine

LLB034 International Criminal Law

LLB035 Indigenization  and Economic Empowerment Law

LLB036 International Criminal Law