Service Learning Projects in the Faculty of Law

The faculty regards its involvement in community engagement as a matter of honour and high priority. During 2010 community service learning was included for the first time in the module BWR224 (Law of Evidence). The community service learning projects formed part of the formative assessment of the students. The law clinic is responsible for the facilitation of community service learning at the Faculty of Law with no additional cost implications to the law clinic.

Currently community service learning forms part of the following modules: BWR224: Law of Evidence and RPK412 and RPK422: Legal Practice

2012 Service Learning Projects

BWR224 - Law of Evidence:
In this module students are acquainted with the elementary principles and concepts of Law of Evidence and the practical application thereof. 

RPK412 & 422 - Legal Practice: 
This module prepares the final-year student for practice. This is a skills-based module. One group of students presented the project at Olympia Primary School and Heatherdale High School. The other group centred their project around the Jean Webber Disability Care Centre and focused on the rights of disabled people.

2010 & 2011 Service Learning Projects

BWR224 - Law of Evidence:
During 2011 four groups of students were engaged in service learning projects.

RPK412 & RPK422 - Legal Practice:
The fourth-year students attending the clinic in the appeal unit have to complete community service learning projects as part of their formative assessment. We believe that the values and skills normally associated with the attorneys' practice can only be learned through meaningful service learning activities. Service learning contributes greatly towards the delivery of a well-rounded law graduate. The students need to link the curriculum content of the LLB degree with the outcome of the project and need to adhere to reciprocity in learning.

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