n Without Prejudice - A degree is one thing; a job is something else : the law

Volume 11, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



The LLB degree is a popular choice of study at universities in South Africa by most law students, including international students. As a law student, one dreams of one day completing articles at a law firm and going on to be an admitted attorney or completing pupilage and becoming an advocate in South Africa. This dream cannot be realised by international law students who are not permanent residents of South Africa because they are precluded from becoming admitted attorneys in terms of the Attorneys Act, 1979 or admitted advocates in terms of the Admission of Advocates Act, 1964.

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