Why Study Law?

A lot of theory goes into studying Law, although Law is also a fairly defined profession and the teaching thereof must also be vocational in nature. You will spend a lot of time working through and researching cases. We use real-life examples to demonstrate how the theory is applied. By working with real cases, you are able to understand how the Law works together with real-life application.

Learning to become a lawyer rather neatly means you’ll graduate from your studies equipped with the skills for a whole host of professional paths. Some of those skills include: Research; Critical Analysis; Synthesis of Complex Ideas; Presentation and Writing.

The variety of skills provided by a Law qualification will put you at the forefront of employers’ minds. Adding to this, Law is one of the world’s oldest fields of study, professions and human endeavours.

Bachelor of Commerce in Law

The IIE Bachelor of Commerce in Law offered at IIE MSA will equip you with specialised knowledge in certain Law subjects, whilst the Commerce subjects will allow you the ability to develop a specialisation in Tax, Accounting or Governance and Compliance. This qualification will also impart general skills and competencies in numeracy, literacy and articulation.

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

This IIE Bachelor of Laws, NQF Level 8 qualification offered at IIE MSA is aligned to industry, with well-defined priorities to guarantee relevance while addressing the needs of society. There is a growing need for multi-dimensional graduates with the ability to participate in an increasingly complex and dynamic local and global economy.

The qualification can be completed as a four-year Bachelor of Laws or alternatively as a second Bachelor’s Degree after a first Bachelor’s Degree with sufficient law-related credits (i.e. Bachelor of Commerce in law) and its aim is to produce competent, skilled and dynamic legal graduates, equipped with a firm knowledge and understanding of the relevant legal principles.

The qualification provides a critical understanding of theories, concepts, principles, ethics, perspectives, methodologies and procedures of the discipline of law. Graduates of this qualification will also hold in high regard their duty to contribute meaningfully to the development of the local and global society and economy.

Once you have graduated with the IIE Bachelor of Laws and want to be eligible to practice as an attorney or advocate of the High Court in South Africa, you need to be a citizen or permanent resident of South Africa.

This qualification furthermore may enable you to articulate to Postgraduate Diplomas, i.e. the IIE Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Governance and the IIE Postgraduate Diploma in Business Leadership and a Master Degree, such as the IIE Master of Business Administration and IIE Master of International Business. All these IIE qualifications are offered at IIE MSA.

What are My Career Outcomes?

Successful completion of these programmes will allow for career opportunities in the following areas:

  • Attorney, Advocate of the High Court (Criminal Law, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Human Rights, Children’s Rights, International Trade, and more.
  • Judge, Magistrate, Public Prosecutor, Legal Aid, Judge’s Clerk in Constitutional Court
  • Legal Advisor / Counsel in Corporate Commercial Entities; Municipalities, Government Departments.
  • Competition Commissions (Legal analysis of specific industries, economic, Competition Law analysis).
  • Company Secretary in Finance institutions such as the Development Bank of Southern Africa and African Development Bank, FNB, Standard Bank, Nedbank, ABSA, and Capitec.
  • Lawyers for Human Rights