Law and Para-Legal studies

Staff

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Abba Lusenge

Lecturer

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Kgosi Mpuang

Lecturer

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Ethel Mambo

Lecturer

Programmes

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Programme Type : Full Time

Fees : Fees

Faculty : Law and Para-Legal studies

Entry requirements : 5 Credits and at least a pass in English

Department : Law

Programme Duration : 5 Years(48 months) Years

Description

Programme Type : Full Time

Fees : Fees

Faculty : Law and Para-Legal studies

Entry requirements : 3 credits

Department : Law

Programme Duration : 1 Years

Description

Objectives 

The objective of the course is to enhance the performance of supporting staff and learners in the administration of justice by:

  1. Equipping individuals with the knowledge of the Legal System and Court Procedures
  2. Enhancing their skills required in managing an office
  3. Focusing on customer care principles


Enhancing Career Opportunities 

The CIL is ideal for the Dikgosi; Customary Court Presidents; Deputy Sheriffs; Court Clerks; Debt Collectors; Executive Secretaries in Private Law firms; Police Officers; Correctional Services Officers; Immigration Officers; select BDF Personnel; select BURS Officers, and other law enforcement personnel. 

Successful completion of the requirements for CIL programme will enable candidates to enroll in diploma level programmes. 

Entry Requirements

  1. Candidates must have obtained three credits at BGCSE (or equivalent)including English language.
  2. Higher qualification will be an added advantage.
  3. Special Entry: Candidates who do not have minimum academic qualifications stated above but have a minimum of two years uninterrupted work experience in a relevant or related field will be considered, or upon satisfying the requirements of the Academic Board.



Programme Structure

The taught programme will consist of two semesters spread over one calendar year. 
Semester One

  1. CCAIL101Introduction to Law
  2. CCACM101Communication Skills
  3. CCAPL102Pleadings
  4. CCAIT101Computer Skills

Semester Two

  1. CCAJR101Jurisdiction
  2. CCACS101Customer Service
  3. CCACP101Criminal Procedure
  4. CCALS101Legal Systems
  5. CCAWP 101An Integrated Work Placement

Assessment
Learners will be assessed on the basis of the following:

  1. Coursework
  2. Mid-term examinations
  3. Final examinations
  4. Industrial attachment report

Programme Type : Full Time

Fees : Fees

Faculty : Law and Para-Legal studies

Entry requirements : 4 credits

Department : Law

Programme Duration : 2 Years

Description

Objectives 

The Diploma in Law programme will equip groups like the police with the necessary legal skills to enable them to more effectively carry out their duties. It will also provide critical training and impart relevant legal skills to court clerks in magistrate and customary courts, court interpreters, court reporters, court bailiffs and legal secretaries. Students who study for and successfully complete the programme would have enhanced opportunities to work in various capacities in the courts as well as pursue successful careers in law firms and the police service.

Programme Objectives

  • To introduce students to basic concepts of law
  • To provide students with a thorough understanding of Botswana’s legal system
  • To provide students with relevant knowledge of the various court procedures
  • To equip students with important skills to enable them to read and understand court decisions
  • To provide students with adequate grounding to enable them to pursue more advanced legal studies


Career Opportunities

  • Law Clerk
  • Legal Executive
  • Politician
  • Consultant
  • Counsel


Entry Requirements

  • Candidates must have obtained at least four (4) passes at BGCSE (or equivalent) including English language. OR
  • Candidates who have successfully completed a relevant 12 months Botswana Training Authority (BOTA) recognised and accredited Certificate Programme in Law or its equivalent. OR
  • Special Entry : Candidates who do not have minimum academic qualifications stated above but have a minimum of three years relevant work experience will be considered. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be used as an instrument for further assessment of mature-age entry candidates



Programme Structure

  • The Diploma programme will run over duration of twenty-four months for full- time learners and thirty months for part-time learners (four semesters in twenty four- months, consisting of six months each
  • Learners will be required to undertake work learning attachment/research project within the first semester of second year before completion of the programme.


Assessment

Learners will be assessed on the basis of the following:

  • Coursework
  • Mid-term examinations
  • Final examinations
  • Industrial attachment report


Lectures

Learners will be assessed on the basis of the following:

  • Full-time: 8.00- 17.00 Monday to Friday
  • Part-time: 17.30-20.00 Monday to Friday

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