PVL1003W - Foundations Of South African Law

36 credits at NQF level 5

Entry Requirements:

Undergraduate LLB students: concurrent registration with PVL1004F and PVL1008H. Graduate LLB students: concurrent registration with PVL1004F, PVL1008H, PBL2000W, PVL2002H, PVL2003H.

Course Outline:

The theme of the course is 'the fluctuating fortunes of the rule of law'. An introduction to the South African legal system is covered in the first section of the course. This is followed by an outline of the development of public law culture, viewed through the lens of the rule of law Thereafter, the transition to democracy and transformative constitutionalism is studied. Finally, a section on the rules of interpretation of law and the practical application of those rules is included.