WITS scraps its 4-year LLB

May 19, 2014 | 2012 - 2014, News

WITS announced last month that it was scrapping its 4-year LLB degree program. This means that students will now have to complete either a three-year BA or BCom degree before enrolling for the 2-year postgraduate LLB program. Whether other South African universities follow suit remains to be seen but the 4-year LLB has been heavily criticised in recent years, with its detractors stating that it does not adequately prepare students for a career in law.