How Long Does It Take To Study Law In South Africa?

What is Law?

Law is a system of rules that are created and enforceable by social or governmental institutions to regulate behavior, with its precise definition a matter of longstanding debate.


It has been variously described as a science and the art of justice.

How Long Does It Take To Study Law In South Africa?

A law degree (LL. B.) in South Africa takes 3–4 years to complete.

Schools That Offer Law Courses In South Africa

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

University of South Africa (UNISA)

University of the Western Cape

University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg

University of Pretoria

University of Cape Town

Stellenbosch University

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Rhodes University

University of the Free State

Durban University of Technology

Law Society of Sa

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Tshwane University of Technology

How Much Do Lawyers Earn Per Month In Sa?

Private Practice2022 annual salary range
Newly QualifiedR580 000 – R650 000
PartnerR1 400 000 – R2 200 000
Senior AssociateR850 000 – R1 400 000
Senior PartnerR2 000 000 – R3 500 000

Which university is best for law in SA?

1University of Cape Town101-150
2University of Pretoria151-200
3University of Witwatersrand251-300
4Stellenbosch University301-350

How much does it cost to study law in South Africa?

UP tuition for first-year MBChB ranges between R64 00 and R 74 000 while an LLB costs between R 45 000 and 54 000.