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Outcomes of the CHE National Review of the LLB degree
2017-04-18

The Faculty of Law at the University of the Free State (UFS) participated in the 2016 national curriculum review of the LLB degree in 2016. This review was conducted under the auspices of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and had, as its purpose, the evaluation of the extent to which the four-year LLB degree meets its objectives.

The draft report that was issued to the UFS Faculty of Law indicated that, although the degree largely meets most of the standards for the qualification, the primary concern of the CHE regarding the programme is the number of credits students are required to complete for the degree.

Based on CHE credit limits for programmes, the LLB degree programme is too overloaded for a four-year programme. The CHE thus requires the faculty to address its concerns.

As the faculty had already indicated that the current LLB curriculum be replaced with a new one before the CHE review, it has already started with a recurriculation process and will be able to supply the CHE with a strategy and implementation plan to address its concerns by mid-October 2017, as requested.

 

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