LLB COMMERCIAL LAW DEGREE

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LLB COMMERCIAL LAW DEGREE

 

The University of Zambia in collaboration with the Zambia Centre for Accountancy Studies offers the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Commercial Law Degree whose aim is to equip candidates with knowledge and skills in the field of commercial and business law and the broad context in which they operate.

The programme provides a well-rounded approach to commercial law which is taught by a combination of lecturers, tutorials, seminars, and case studies. Students are assessed through assignments and examinations.

 

The curriculum contains the following courses:

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

 PRE-UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION

 

Semester ONE

PL101 Introduction to Sociology

PL111 Introduction to English Language

PL121 Introduction to Law

PL131 I introduction to Constitutional law and Basic Human Rights

 

Semester TWO

PL 102 Introduction to development Studies

PL112 Introduction to economics

PL 122 Fundamentals of Accounting principles

PL132 Introduction to professional Ethics

 

Year One

 

Semester ONE                                                         Semester TWO

L111   Legal Process                                                 L112   Jurisprudence

L121   Contract I                                                       L122   Contract II

L131   Law of Torts                                                   L142   Land Law

L151   Constitutional and Administrative Law      L152   Employment and Labour

                                                                                      Relations

Year Two

Semester One                                                          Semester TWO

L211   Commercial Law I                                         L212   Commercial Law II

L221   Business Law                                                 L222   Company Law

L231   Banking Law I                                                L232   Banking Law II

L241   Law of Taxation                                             L242   Investment Law        

Professional Conduct and Ethics                            L252   Pension Law

 

Year Three

Semester ONE                                                                     Semester Two

L310   Directed Research                                                    L310   Directed Research

L321   Evidence                                                                     L332Civil and Criminal Procedure

           

Electives

In addition, students must take TWO courses each semester from the following:

L341   Intellectual Property Law                                         L342   Competition Law

L351   Agency and Partnership                                           L352   Corporate Government

L361   International Trade Law                                           L362   Law and the Internet

L371   Trademarks, Patents and Policy                              L372   Sale of goods and Hire

                                                                                                           Purchase Agreements

L381   Rules of Interpretation and Construction               L382   Negotiating investment

           Of Statutes and Documents                                                 Contracts

L391   Negotiable Instruments

 

Optional Courses

A student can select one non-legal course in the second semester for knowledge purposes only and this course will not be part of the assessment of the LLB (Commercial law) degree programme. The courses are:

F382 Financial Accounting

E392 Economics for Business

 

ADMISSION, GRADING AND AWARD CRITERIA

 

FULL-TIME PROGRAMME

To qualify for admission to the LLB (Commercial Law) Programme an applicant must:

Satisfy the Entrance Requirement of the LLB (Commercial Law) Programme which are:

      1. a)    Successful completion of the one-year pre-university foundation programme offered by ZCAS or include the entry qualification to the     pre-university programme.
  1. b)    Successful completion of the first year of study in the University of Zambia School of Humanities and Social Sciences BA Non quota programme

Or

  1. c)    A first degree or equivalent professional qualification

Or

  1. d)    At least three ‘A’ level passes including English

 

EVENING PROGRAMME

 

To qualify for admission, an applicant must:

  1. a)     Hold a first degree in any field of study

Or

  1. b)    Hold at least three A levels including ‘English’

Or

      1. c)    Hold a professional qualification that is academically equivalent to a degree
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