oa De Rebus - The four-year LLB part of a package
|Article Title||The four-year LLB part of a package|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Van Heerden & Brummer, Witbank.|
|Publication Date||Oct 1997|
|Keyword(s)||Attorneys' profession, Four-year LLB, Inability of law graduates, Legal services and Public's unsatisfied demand|
The four-year LLB* has raised so many expectations and trepidations that it is easy to forget that it is only part of a bigger picture. The larger debate has been about facilitating access to the legal profession while maintaining the standards the public is entitled to expect. For some years the attorneys' profession has been grappling with the conflict between the public's unsatisfied demand for legal services and the inability of many law graduates to enter the profession. A great deal of time and effort was devoted to promoting the ladder system. While the profession still believes that it offers great promise for alleviating the problems of legal representation, opposition from the Black Lawyers Association in particular destroyed the viability of this option.
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