Name of SLP:Becoming an In-House Counsel: A Lawyer's Career Move 
SLP Code: LIHC5800S


Short Description of the SLP: The short learning programme is aimed at empowering persons (prospective in-house counsel) with the necessary skill and knowledge required to ensure performance as an ethical and effective in-house counsel of any company (including a SME)
Admission Requirements: A university degree in Law or significant professional experience
Duration: 8 x two-hour sessions per semester
Costs: R15 000
Language of Tuition:English
Mode of Delivery: Online
Campus: Bloemfontein
NQF Level: 8
Credits: 2
Dates of Programme: 5 and 6 May 2021; 12 and 13 May 2021; 19 and 20 May 2021; 26 and 27 May 2021
Nature of Programme: Competence
Programme Structure: 1. Introduction: The work of the in-house counsel.
2. The purpose and role of the in-house counsel department in private and public companies.
3. The substantive law and hard skills involved.
4. The "client conundrum".
5. How in-house counsel departments fit into the broader corporate culture.
6. The soft skills necessary to establish yourself as in in-house counsel.
7. Work-life balance and opportunities.
8. How to look for an in-house counsel job that is right for you.
Assessments: On request


Academic Entity: Mercantile Law
Project Leader:M Conradie
Telephone:+27 51 401 3856 

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