n Without Prejudice - The LLB in crisis : special feature
|Article Title||The LLB in crisis : special feature|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Publication Date||Sep 2013|
|Pages||20 - 25|
"The law is an exacting mistress." Judging by the responses received from candidate attorneys and those qualified attorneys who participated in this feature that statement is precise. LLB in crisis is a dramatic statement but concern about the degree has been bubbling away relatively unseen for years. However, muttered comments about general dissatisfaction with both the degree and its product became increasingly vocal and there was sufficient concern at universities, law societies and firms to demand discussion. This culminated in the LLB in crisis Summit held on May 29. Jan Stemmett and Krish Govender, LSSA Co-Chairpersons said at the time the Summit was announced in January that the attributes lacking in graduates of the four-year LLB degree "â?¦results in a significantly weakened profession." Of course this reflects badly on the universities too and a fast changing world cannot be ignored by any of the parties involved.
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