LLB DEGREE UNVEILED AT SOUTHERN BUSINESS SCHOOL
It was exciting times at Southern Business School (SBS) as the first intake of Bachelor of Laws (LLB) students started with their post graduate studies at the esteemed private higher education institution earlier this year.
“It was a real landmark for us to be able to offer an LLB degree,” said SBS principal, Chris Vorster. “It was also crucially important to enable our first batch of B Com Law graduates to continue their post graduate studies at Southern Business School.
“The LLB degree is in demand in the current postgraduate environment and we are looking forward to delivering top class attorneys and advocates to the legal profession.
“We offer distance learning, and it’s proven to be popular for a large portion of post graduate students.
“Many law students have to start working following their graduate studies. The SBS distance learning model has enabled them to work and continue their studies with a view to becoming fully fledged law professionals,” said Vorster.
“Another challenge in the current legal studies environment, is that the study demand exceeds the limited capacity at universities. This has contributed to a solid first intake of LLB students at SBS. Our B Com Law degree also continues to get increased traction.”
According to Vorster, the Covid-19 outbreak didn’t influence their operations at Southern Business School. “We are fortunate that our distance learning structure has enabled students to continue their studies without interruption. The only major change was that our first semester exams had to be replaced with an extra assignment.
“We immediately understood the importance of government’s lockdown instructions and our staff instantly got cracking to adapt seamlessly to their home working environment. We can truly boast that that our staff are light on their feet!
“This ability to adapt, which is born out of loyalty and dedication to our students, was a major contributor to our educational model being able to function without interruption,” he said.
With everyone anxious about their studies during this unprecedented chapter in the history of Southern Africa, the SBS lecturers were instantly on hand to assist and guide students through the lockdown.
“In our messaging to students we emphasised that they simply have to remain committed and keep moving forward. They needed to spend their time at home wisely. The lockdown provided a great opportunity for them to get on top of their studies,” said Vorster.
“Gauging by the quality of their first semester assignments, most of our students took our messaging to heart. We simply kept underlining the fact that the crisis will pass, and that it’s going to be difficult for students to catch up once life returned to normal.”
For more information on the Southern Business School Bachelor of Commerce in Law (BCom Law) and LLB degrees, see our course outline below: