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									                             FACULTY OF LAW
             REGULATION FOR POSTGRADUATE
                 DEGREE PROGRAMMES

          REGULATIONS FOR THE MASTER OF LAWS DEGREE (LLM)

1.   INTRODUCTION
     These regulations should be read in conjunction with the General Regulations for Masters
     Degrees by Coursework, hereinafter referred to as the General Regulations.

2.   ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
     2.1 For admission to the LLM Degree Programme, an applicant must have obtained the
         BL, HBL, LLB or LLBS Degree of the University of Zimbabwe or an LLB degree of
         the University of London, or a degree which is approved by Senate as equivalent to any
         of the afore-mentioned degrees for the purposes of admission to the LLM Degree.
     2.2 The degrees referred to in Regulations 2.1 must have been awarded at First or Second
         Class or equivalent level.

3.   PROGRAMME DURATION
     The course of study will extend over not less than one academic year on a full-time basis,
     or two academic years of part-time, at the University of Zimbabwe. A candidate must follow
     at an advanced level, any two of the following subjects chosen with the approval of the
     Chairmen of the Department concerned.
           Course                                                                  Code
           Law of Public and Private Enterprise                                    LLM 529
           Jurisprudence                                                           LLM 502
           Conflict of Laws                                                        LLM 503
           Public International Law                                                LLM 504
           Family Law                                                              LLM 506
           Revenue Law (to include Estate Planning)                                LLM 507
           Succession                                                              LLM 508
           Comparative African Customary Law                                       LLM 509
           Insurance Law                                                           LLM 511
           Criminology                                                             LLM 512
           Law in Development                                                      LLM 530
           Conflict Resolution in International Law                                LLM 531
           Law of International Trade and Investment                               LLM 513
           Labour Law                                                              LLM 514
           Women and the Law                                                       LLM 515
           Law and Environmental Protection and Natural Resources                  LLM 516
           Human Rights Law                                                        LLM 517
           Information and Communication Law                                       LLM 518

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          International Economic Law (including Integration)                          LLM 519
          Law of Banking and Negotiable Instruments                                   LLM 520
          Intellectual Property Law                                                   LLM 532
          Comparative Legal Systems                                                   LLM 533
          Local Government Law                                                        LLM 534
          Law and Medicine                                                            LLM 535
          Evidence and Proof                                                          LLM 525
          Comparative Criminal Law and Procedure                                      LLM 526
          Administrative Law                                                          LLM 527
          Comparative Constitutional Law                                              LLM 528

5.   EXAMINATION
     5.1 Each candidate will be required to complete a Dissertation (LLM 570) in accordance
         with the Regulations below. The Examiners shall normally examine the candidate
         orally on the subject of the thesis, and at their discretion, on subjects relevant thereto.
         The LLM Legislative Drafting Dissertation (LLM570): which may also take the form
         of model Legislation of suitable scale with supporting memoranda, will be undertaken,
         after the completion of the final written examinations, for submission by the
         commencement of the following academic session.
     5.2 Each candidate shall, in addition, take two three-hour written papers, one in each of the
         two subjects he/she has studied during his/her course of study (see above), and the
         Examiners may also test him/her orally. In the case of LLM Legislative Drafting each
         candidate shall take four three-hour written papers in the prescribed subjects studied
         during the programme.
         LLM 521 The political Economy of Legal Order
         LLM 522 The Theory and History in Legislation
         LLM 523 Legislative Drafting
         LLM 524 Interpretation of Statutes
     5.3 A candidate must satisfy the examiners in the examination as a whole.

6.   DISSERTATION (LLM570)
     6.1 Each candidate will be required to choose a subject and title approved by the Chairman
         of the Department concerned and write a thesis thereon not exceeding 30000 words, in
         English, under the supervision of a supervisor approved by the Chairman of the
         Department concerned.
     6.2 The thesis must be either a record of original work or an ordered and critical exposition
         of existing knowledge, and the greater portion of the work must have been done after
         the registration of the candidate for the LLM. It must not previously have been
         submitted for a degree or diploma of any university or other examining body.
     6.3 Conjoint work may be submitted as a thesis, provided that the candidate shall submit
         a statement, countersigned by the co-author, stating his/her share in the conjoint work.
     6.4 The candidate may, during the course of study, be granted such leave of absence as is
         necessary to collect material for the thesis.
     6.5 Not less than one month before the date of the examination the candidate shall, at his/her
         own expense, deliver to the Chairman of the Department concerned, typed or printed
         bound copies of the thesis, as prescribed in the General Regulations. Each copy shall
         be bound, with an abstract not exceeding 5000 words and a bibliography.


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7.   NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS AND AWARD OF DEGREE
     Results shall be published and degrees awarded in accordance with the provisions of the
     General Regulations.

8.   SYLLABUSES
     In accordance with the provisions of the General Academic Regulations, detailed syllabuses
     for Subjects/Courses do not form part of the General or Faculty Regulations but shall be
     submitted to the Faculty Board for approval. Copies of the detailed syllabuses shall be
     maintained in the Faculty Office for reference.


         REGULATIONS FOR THE MASTER’S IN WOMEN’S LAW – MWL

1.   INTRODUCTION
     1.1 The Southern and Eastern African Regional Centre for Women’s Law, University of
         Zimbabwe hereinafter referred to as the SEARCWL, being aware of the professional,
         social and family constraints that affect women’s capacity to pursue postgraduate
         studies on a full time basis away from their home countries have endeavoured to
         provide a flexible programme format which permits women candidates, in particular,
         to balance these components of their lives in their pursuit of postgraduate studies.
     1.2 These Regulations should be read in conjunction with the General Academic Regulations
         for Masters Degrees by Coursework (hereinafter referred to as the General Regulations).

2.   QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION
     To be eligible for admission to the Masters in Women’s Law, a candidate must have obtained
     a first degree in Law of an appropriate standard from this or another University, normally at
     second class honours level or above, provided that candidates with a lower academic ranking
     who have a proven work record and/or research experience in women’s law and related
     issues may still be considered. Candidates with first degrees in other disciplines may be
     considered if they have achieved the appropriate academic standard (second class honours
     level or above) and have relevant postgraduate experience in areas related to women and law.
     In the selection process the candidate’s post graduation work and other experience in areas
     related to women and the law will be taken into account.

3.   PROGRAMME DURATION AND STRUCTURE
     The programme will normally commence in January of each calendar year and will run until
     May/June of the following year (18 months).
     3.1 The first semester (15 weeks) will focus on theories and methodologies in Women's
          Law — comprising lectures, seminars, fieldwork and research methodology practicals.
          That is:
          Theories and Perspectives in Women’s Law                                   MWL 501
          Research Methodologies and Methods in Women’s Law                          MWL 502
          Practical Paper                                                            MWL 503
          The first semester will normally be conducted from January to April in the year in
          which the programme begins, although the University reserves the right to vary the time
          when this section of the programme is offered in any year.


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     3.2 The second semester will run for 15 weeks, normally commencing in mid June of the
         year in which a programme commences. In this semester candidates will:
         3.2.1 take two options from the list of optional courses offered in the MWL
                 programme, which are:
                 Women, Access to Resources and the Law                                 MWL 511
                 Men, Gender and the Law                                                MWL 512
                 Women, Commerce and Law in Africa                                      MWL 513
                 Women, Law Reform and Social Justice Strategies                        MWL 514
                 Women, Human Rights, Constitutions and the
                 International Arena: An African Perspective.                           MWL 515
                 Women, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Punishment                 MWL 516
                 Women, Family, Social Relations and the Law                            MWL 517
                 Gender, Law and Sexuality                                              MWL 518
                 Woman, and Employment Law                                              MWL 519
                 3.2.1.1 The SEARCWL shall determine which optional courses will be
                          offered in each programme.
         3.2.2. During the second semester candidates will determine their dissertation topic
                 for the third semester and develop their dissertation proposal and field work
                 methodology and methods under the guidance of supervisors approved by the
                 Departmental Board of the SEARCWL and appointed by the Director of the
                 SEARCWL.
     3.3 In the third semester each candidate shall conduct field research and present for
         examination a 20 000-25 000 word dissertation in a selected field in Women’s Law (see
         3.2.2.1 above). The research for the dissertation should be carried out in the candidate’s
         home country, the writing up will, normally, be conducted at the SEARCWL,
         University of Zimbabwe.

4.   SCHEME OF ASSESSMENT/EXAMINATION
     4.1 The scheme of assessment for each course in the course work components of the degree
         shall be a combination of different forms of assessment:
         4.1.1 Semester 1
                 Theories and Perspectives in Women’s Law                               MWL 501
                 Research Methodologies and Methods in Women’s Law                      MWL 502
                 In each of the above courses candidates will be required to submit written
                 assignments which will constitute 35% of the total marks for the course and to
                 write an eight (8) hour research examination which will constitute 65% of the
                 total marks for the course.
                 4.1.1.1 Research Examination
                          Candidates will be given the question paper for the research examination
                          at 09.00 on the morning of the examination and will be required to
                          hand in their completed paper by 17.00 on the same day. The
                          examination will constitute 65% of the total marks for the course.
         Practical Paper MWL 503
         The Practical Paper shall be comprised as follows: 50% of the marks shall be awarded
         based on assessment of the candidate in the fieldwork component of the first semester
         programme and 50% of the marks shall be determined by a two hour practical


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          examination at the end of the first semester in the planning of a research or funding
          proposal or similar document.
          4.1.2 Semester 2
                 In each optional subject offered the mode of assessment shall be a combination
                 of assessment of seminar presentations, written assignments, practical exercises
                 and an eight hour (8) research examination. The research examinations shall
                 follow the format prescribed in 4.1.1.
                 The Departmental Board of the SEARCWL shall advise candidates, in writing,
                 at the beginning of the second semester, before optional courses commence,
                 what form the assessment for each of the optional courses on offer in that
                 academic year in the second semester shall take. However, normally, the
                 assessment will be constituted as follows:
                 Seminar Presentations         –       15%
                 Written Assignment            –       20%
                 Practical Exercise            –       15%
                 Research Examination          –       50%
          4.1.3 Semester 3 Dissertation MWL 560
                 Candidates shall submit a dissertation between 20 000 -25 000 words on an
                 approved topic (see 3.3 above), normally, not later than the 30 April in the year
                 after that in which they enrol for the Masters in Women’s Law. Provided that
                 where the timing of the course is altered an alternative submission date will be
                 set for the dissertation.
                 Candidates shall submit two printed copies of the dissertation and a computer
                 disk containing the dissertation. Such disk shall be prepared using such word
                 processing programme/s as is, from time to time, prescribed by the Director of
                 the SEARCWL.

5.   DETERMINATION AND NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS
     In determining the results of each candidate the following shall apply:
     5.1 The coursework components of the degree shall be given a weighting of 60%, with each
          course work component having equal weight with the other course work components,
          the dissertation shall be given a weighting of 40% in the computation of the overall
          classification of the degree.
          Candidates must pass each course to be awarded the degree.
     5.2 In all other respects results shall be published and degrees awarded in accordance with
          the provisions of the General Regulations.

6.   SYLLABUSES
     In accordance with the provisions of the General Regulations detailed syllabuses for
     subjects/courses do not form part of the General or Faculty Regulations but shall be
     submitted to the Faculty Board for approval. Copies of the detailed syllabuses shall be
     maintained in the Faculty Office for reference.

7    SPECIAL ENTRY - TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS 2003 – 2007
     7.1 Special entry to the MWL may be granted to candidates who have successfully
         completed the Diploma in Women’s Law at the University of Zimbabwe provided that


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           they obtained an overall mark of 60% or more in the Diploma Programme. Such
           candidates will be given credit for the following courses taken at the Diploma level:
           Theories and Perspectives in Women’s Law
           Research Methodologies and Methods in Women’s Law                DWL402 - MWL 502
           Practical Examination                                            DWL403 - MWL 503
           Dissertation                                                     DWL460 - MWL 560
     7.2   Such candidates shall be admitted directly to the second semester of each programme
           and shall take two of the optional courses as set out in 3.2 and 3.2.1 above, and
     7.3   shall also be required to submit, by the last day of semester 2 (which date shall be set
           and notified to such candidates at beginning of the second semester) a long essay 5000-
           6000 words on a topic approved by the Departmental Board of the SEARCWL.
           Candidates shall submit two printed copies of the long essay and a computer disk
           containing the long essay. Such disk shall be prepared using such word processing
           programme/s as is, from time to time, prescribed by the Director of the SEARCWL.
     7.4   The classification of the MWL awarded to such candidates shall be based on the two
           optional courses taken in Semester 2 which shall be given a weighting of 60%, each and
           on the long essay shall be given a weighting of 40% in the computation of the overall
           classification of the degree.
           Candidates must pass each of the courses in semester 2 to be awarded the degree.
     7.5   A special entry candidate, shall, subject to their passing the required two options and
           the long essay, be awarded the Masters in Women’s Law.
     7.6   In all other respects results shall be published and degrees awarded in accordance with
           the provisions of the General Regulations.


     REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN LAW
                  (CONCILIATION AND ARBITRATION)

1.   INTRODUCTION
     These regulations should be read in conjunction with the General Academic Regulations for
     Certificates and Diplomas herein after referred to as the General Regulations.

2. ADMISSION CRITERIA
    2.1 A person may be considered for admission as a candidate for the Postgraduate Diploma
        in Law if the person has obtained a first degree in Law of an appropriate standard from
        this or another university. Candidates with first degrees in other disciplines may be
        considered if they have achieved an appropriate academic standard or have relevant
        professional experience and work accomplishments in the proposed field of study on
        such condition as senate may specify. Further a person who holds any other academic
        or professional qualifications which Senate have approved may be admitted to the
        Diploma.
    2.2 Senate may accept examination results in an appropriate course of equivalent weight
        obtained at this or another university recognised for the purpose of exempting a
        candidate from one course of the work prescribed as requirements for this programme.
    2.3 Senate may, in advance, approve an individual course or courses offered by another
        university, as a course which, if completed, will allow credit for and exemption from


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          a course prescribed for the Postgraduate Diploma in Law. Such approval will be valid
          for one year but may be renewed on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law.

3.   COURSES UNDER THE PROGRAMME
     3.1 The following shall be the Post Graduate Diploma in Law, courses:
         Course                                                  Code
         National and Generic Labour Law                         LLD101
         The Law of Evidence                                     LLD102
         Arbitration                                             LLD103
         The Award                                               LLD104
         Conciliation                                            LLD105
         Labour Economics                                        LLD106
         Human Resource Management                               LLD107
         Labour Relations                                        LLD108
         and are subject to change from time to time.

4.   DURATION
     4.1 The minimum duration of the course shall be the equivalent of one academic year for
         full-time candidates and two years for part-time students.

5.   SCHEME OF EXAMINATION
     5.1 The final examinations shall consist of three-hour written papers, moots and an award.
         In Arbitration the moots shall count for 40% of the final mark and 60% will come from
         the written examination.
     5.2 The Arbitration Award shall not be more than 4000 words in length.
     5.3 A candidate who has passed all of the other courses but has failed to attain a mark of
         at least 50% in the Arbitration Award shall be deemed to have failed the program.

6.   MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR READMISSION TO THE PGD PROGRAMME
     6.1 A candidate who is eligible to repeat the programme must have passed at least 3 of the
          following courses:
          Course                                             Code
          National and Generic Labour Law                   LLD101
          The Law of Evidence                               LLD102
          Arbitration                                       LLD103
          The Award                                         LLD104
          Conciliation                                      LLD105
          and two of the following:
          Labour Economics                                  LLD106
          Human Resource Management                         LLD107
          Labour Relations                                  LLD108

7.   SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATIONS
     7.1 A candidate must obtain a mark between 40% and 49% in any subject, course or the
         award in order to qualify for a supplementary examination in any such subject, course
         or award.

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     7.2 A candidate who fails the Award or does not submit it, will not be allowed to re-register
         for either the Diploma, except with the permission of Senate.

8.   ATTENDANCE IN MOOT PRACTICALS
     A Candidate who fails to attend all scheduled role-plays in the moot practical component of
     the programme may have marks deducted and/or may fail in his/her own particular moot.

9.   CLASSIFICATION
     9.1 The classification of the Diploma shall be done in accordance with University of
         Zimbabwe regulations.




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