Law society want LLB redesign
The Law Society of SA wants the current four-year LLB degree redesigned as a post-graduate qualification, after complaints that some law graduates cannot read, count, or reason.
The Sunday Independent reported that the society resolved to recommend the LLB be redesigned as a five-year post graduate qualification.
"We often find the students have problems with analysis and critical thinking," Law Society director of legal education Nic Swart was reported as saying.
"In some cases they can't analyse facts and some graduates cannot research properly."
A survey by PPS found that only 31 percent of 500 attorneys believed the current LLB degree prepared students for the legal world, the weekly reported.