UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

PARALEGAL PRACTITIONER

In collaboration with leaders in online education, GetSmarter.

Duration

16 weeks, excluding
orientation

Effort

7 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

1

A broad knowledge base of the most current and relevant South African legislation; and the skills needed to operate as a legal support professional.

2

A specialist technical and administrative skill set you can use to outperform the competition in any industry.

3

A powerful proof of competence in the form of an industry-recognised certificate, approved by the University of Cape Town (UCT), Africa’s leading university.1


1 QS Top Universities (2019)

COURSE CURRICULUM

Orientation Module:
Welcome to your Online Campus
Module 1: 
Introduction to South African Law
Module 2: 
Sources of South African Law
Module 3: 
Classification of South African law
Module 4: 
Introduction to the Legal and Paralegal Profession
Module 5: 
Private Law and Civil Law Procedures
Module 6: 
Criminal Law and the Law of Criminal Procedure
Module 7: 
Business Law
Module 8: 
Law of Evidence
Module 9: 
Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Module 10: 
The Constitution and the Impact of HIV/ AIDS on the Law
Module 11: 
Human Rights
Module 12: 
Legal Comparison and Perspectives on the Law
Module 13: 
Legal Language and Reading
Module 14: 
Legal Writing
Module 15: 
Legal argument, logic, interview and oral advocacy skills
Module 16: 
Legal research skills

YOUR COURSE HEAD TUTOR

Melanie Louw

Melanie’s extensive list of qualifications include a BA, an LLB, a Master's in Law (LLM), a Postgraduate Diploma in Tax Law, a Master's in Tax Law (LLM), an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning, and a Master's in Commercial Law (LLM). She provides legal advice and financial planning support to both individuals and companies, and is here to guide you throughout the course.

AN ONLINE EDUCATION THAT SETS YOU APART

This UCT online short course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals, and benefit from the opportunity to:

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Gain verifiable and relevant competencies and earn invaluable recognition from an international selection of universities, entirely online and in your own time

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Enjoy a personalised, people-mediated online learning experience created to make you feel supported at every step

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Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestones

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