The University of the Free State (UFS) Faculty of Law is one of the oldest and most distinguished faculties of law in South Africa, as well as the only faculty of law in the judicial capital of South Africa.
The Faculty of Law of the University of the Free State (UFS) consists of:
The School for Legal Practice: Free State is also closely related to the faculty.
Programmes on Offer
The Faculty of Law primarily offers a four or five year LL.B. degree which will provide well-equipped and balanced jurists to the professions. This qualification also allows a student to obtain a Master's degree in law after only one additional year of study, to be equipped to enter his chosen profession with a specialist qualification. The B.Iur. degree is an alternative aimed at professions in financial advice or occupational risk management services.
Centre for Financial Planning Law
One of the unique initiatives of the faculty is the Centre for Financial Planning Law. This centre offers a Postgraduate Diploma as well as an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma, with the view of eventual membership of the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa and in compliance with the statutory requirements for delivering financial advice services.
A legal degree opens the door to a wide variety of professions, including;
- the attorney's profession,
- the advocacy,
- the insurance and banking environments,
- personnel management,
- the diplomatic service,
- legal advisor,
- labour consultant,
- prosecutor or
The faculty strives to provide proficient candidates with internationally recognised qualifications to the professions.
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