An LLM or Master of Laws degree is an academic degree, often sought by students with undergraduate law degrees who are looking to educate themselves more thoroughly in one specific area of law study. LLM programs are research-oriented and typically last for one year.
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LL.M. in Corporate Law in South Africa
An LLM in Corporate Law provides the ideal foundation for specializing in this popular focus area. UJ is unique in offering four dedicated corporate law modules. [+]
Recent substantive legislative reforms have led to increased demand for expertise in the field of corporate and securities law. An LLM in Corporate Law provides the ideal foundation for specializing in this popular focus area. UJ is unique in offering four dedicated corporate law modules.
The Master’s in Corporate Law can be completed in one year for full-time students and over two years for part-time students. It consists of a minor dissertation on a corporate law topic together with three taught modules as set out below:
Company Law (first semester)
This compulsory module, which anchors the LLM in Corporate Law, essentially deals with problematic aspects of corporate personality: the nature of legal personality and piercing the corporate veil; corporate capacity; corporate criminal liability; corporate social responsibility; corporate governance; directors’ duties and liability; shareholder protection; creditor protection; corporate groups and companies and the constitution. Specific aspects of the South African company law are considered against a conceptual or theoretical basis. This module is presented by Professor Kathleen van der Linde. Plus any two of the following:... [-]