POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN DRAFTING AND INTERPRETATION OF CONTRACTS

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THE DIPLOMA                                  The lectures will be presented in block
                                             sessions which will take place from
•	 The	course	is	presented	over	one		        31 January – 4 February and from
   year on a part-time basis.                27 June – 1 July.

•	 The	 lectures	 will	 be	 presented	 in	   Examination:
   English. Students may participate in      October/November
   discussions in English or Afrikaans
   and write the tests, assignments and      ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
   examination in either of these two
   languages.                                The following persons qualify for
                                             admission to this course:
•	 The	 Diploma	 in	 Drafting	 and	
   Interpretation of Contracts consists      •	 Persons	in	possession	of	an	
   of four modules which investigate            LLB degree
   the legal framework within which          •	 Persons	 in	 possession	 of	 any	 other	
   contracts are drafted and interpreted.       bachelor’s degree may also be
   The course will also deal with the           admitted, provided that they have
   relationship between the drafting            successfully completed a course
   and interpretation of various other          in Law of Contract, Commercial
   kinds of legal documents, such as            Law, Business Law or an equivalent
   wills, rules, regulations, etcetera.         course
                                             •	 Applicants	 will	 be	 subjected	 to	 a	
•	 The	 purpose	 of	 the	 Diploma	 is	 to	      selection process and numbers will
   provide learners with additional             be limited
   advanced knowledge and reflective
   understanding of the way in               APPLICATION
   which legal texts are prepared
   and interpreted. The Diploma is           The closing date for applications is
   designed to enhance the basic levels      15 November.
   of knowledge and skills obtained
   by learners in their undergraduate        The completed application form and
   studies, by enabling them to apply        application fee must be sent to:
   their knowledge and skills to legal
   documentation and projects that           The Registrar
   seek to develop a more refined            University of Johannesburg
   understanding of the preparation          PO Box 524,
   and interpretation of various             Auckland Park,
   legal documents. Students will            Johannesburg, 2006
   be kept abreast of the latest legal
   developments.
Please attach a certified copy of your       follow discussions, some time will be
ID document/ passport and certified          spent to explain basic principles and
copies of your previous qualifications       concepts. Lawyers may also benefit
(if relevant) to your application form.      from refreshment of their knowledge of
                                             the basic principles and concepts and
 Foreign applicants should contact          how they impact on the drafting and
the Faculty for relevant legislative         interpretation of contracts.
requirements.
                                             BASIC INTERPRETATION THEORY
FEES 2011
                                             To develop competencies and practical
1. Administration fees                       and conceptual skills in respect of the
   (non-refundable)                          theoretical basis for the interpretation
   Only New Applications* R280.00            and drafting of contracts.
   ICT levy*               R390.00
   Registration*           R450.00           INTERPRETATION OF CONTRACTS
2. Tuition Fee           R9,000.00
   TOTAL                R10,120.00           To develop competencies and practical
                                             and conceptual skills in respect of the
*To be confirmed                             interpretation of contracts.

Foreign students pay an international        DRAFTING OF CONTRACTS
levy of R750*.
                                             To develop competencies and practical
Students who fail to pay all fees will not   and conceptual skills in respect of the
be permitted to attend classes.              drafting of contracts.

PROGRAMME PRESENTERS                         BASIC ENGLISH DRAFTING SKILLS

•	 The	 programme	 leader	 is	 Prof	         To develop competencies and practical
   Steve Cornelius (previously from          and conceptual skills in respect of the
   the University of Johannesburg –          interaction between law and language
   Commercial Law).
                                             OTHER TOPICS
PROGRAMME CONTENT
                                             Current matters and problems that
The content of the programme will suit       occur from time to time in respect of the
both lawyers and non-lawyers who are         drafting and interpretation of contracts,
involved with the negotiation, drafting      will be included in the course to ensure
and administration of contracts. To          that students are given training that is
ensure that non-lawyers will be able to      relevant and up to date.
ADMINISTRATIVE ENQUIRIES
Application forms and more details on the programmes are available from the
Faculty of Law. Tel: 011 559 3739/3631 | Email: excurlaw1@uj.ac.za

PROGRAMMES PRESENTED IN 2011
1. Higher Diploma in Tax Law (intake every 2nd year – next intake 2012)
2. Higher Diploma in International Taxation (intake every 2nd year – next intake
    2012)
3. Postgraduate Diploma in Drafting and Interpretation of Contracts
4. Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Law
5. Diploma in Criminal Justice and Forensic Investigation
6. Diploma in Insolvency Law and Practice (AIPSA)
7. Postgraduate Diploma in Compliance
8. Certificate in Money Laundering Control
9. Certificate in Board Governance
10. Certificate in Compliance Management
11. Certificate in Sport Law*
12. Certificate in Legislative Drafting
13. Short Course in Environmental Law and Compliance
14. Short Course in Entertainment Law*
15. Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Law*
16. FAIS Act for Key Individuals and Representatives
17. The Basics of Short-term Insurance

* Please contact the Faculty to confirm that the programme will be offered in 2011

www.uj.ac.za/law