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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