University of the Witwatersrand Oliver Schreiner School of Law, Bachelor of Laws (Baccalaureus Legum) (LLB) (NFQ Level 8/Honours Bachelor’s Degree), Passed, 2009-2013

I passed 30 subjects, the maximum I could take without special permission. Non-law subjects passed: English Global Literature and Film, English Literature in Context, and Forensic Medicine. South Africa’s legal system is a hybrid between civil law (European continental system) and common law (used in England and Ireland).

Legal Education and Development (L.E.A.D.) School for Legal Practice of the Law Society of South Africa, Practice Management Training (PMT), Passed, 2018

The course was set up by Law Society of South Africa, to make sure that the senior management of law firms had a good understanding of business, regulatory compliance, accountancy, human resources, technology, risk, business management and strategies. It consisted of attendance, testing, and assignments. The assignments were for: Law Business Finance (budgets, cash flow, accountancy), Risk Management and Insurance (business risk analysis, development of internal compliance controls, fraud avoidance, investment conduct compliance) and (a detailed) Business Plan Portfolio (including description, vision, SWOT, benchmarking, goals, scenarios, guide and Gantt chart, financials, plans, marketing, smaller contingent plans, and execution of tasks).

The modules of study were: General Introduction to Management, Risk Management and Insurance, Law Business Finance, Systems and Technology, Practice Administration, Marketing of Legal Services, Human Resources Management, and Strategic Management.

Legal Education and Development (L.E.A.D.) School for Legal Practice of the Law Society of South Africa, Practical Legal Training (PLT), Passed with Distinction, 2014

Half-year, full-time statutory trade course set up to ensure lawyers are well trained in the everyday matters of running a firm, applying the law in practice, and in managing, and arguing, a case. I also wrote a National Litigation Examination with a few other select subject specific top scoring students. Articles I wrote were included in the Johannesburg school’s official end of semester newsletter. Course Subjects: Effective Research, Criminal Court Practice, Constitutional Court Practice, Legal Writing, High Court Practice, Magistrate's Court Practice, Legal Costs, Matrimonial Matters & Divorce, Personal Injury Claims, Insolvency Procedures, Wills and Estates and Trusts, Forms of Business Enterprise, Commercial Contracts, Commercial Litigation, Labour Dispute Resolution, Attorney’s Bookkeeping, Introduction to Practice Management, and Professional Conduct (Ethics).

Trinityhouse High School, Passed with University Exemption, 2004-2008

My final year (Matriculation/Leaving Certificate) subjects (all passed) were: English, Mathematics, Afrikaans, Life Orientation LO, Information Technology IT (computer programming), Science, and Business Studies.

Subjects passed at Wits include:

Delict LAWS 2003

Insurance LAWS 3002

Negotiable Instruments & Banking Law LAWS 3005

Business Entities LAWS 3010

Constitutional Law LAWS 3011

Introduction to Law LAWS 1006

English Global Literature and Film ENG 1003

Introduction to Constitutional Law LAWS 1002

Foundations of South African Law LAWS 1004

Persons & Family Law LAWS 1005

Customary Law LAWS 1003

English Literature in Context ENG 1001

Criminal Law LAWS 2001

Contract LAWS 2002

Succession LAWS 2004

Legal Information Literacy LAWS 2005

Criminal Procedure LAWS 3031

Jurisprudence LAWS 2017

Property LAWS 3029

Public International Law LAWS 3030

Evidence LAWS 3032

Civil Procedure LAWS 3033

Forensic Medicine FORM 4005/1

Administrative Law LAWS 4060

Sale and Lease LAWS 4056/1

Appropriate Dispute Resolution LAWS 4043/1

Practical Legal Studies LAWS 4003

Competition Law LAWS 4045

Environmental Law LAWS 4047

Insolvency LAWS 4050

Subjects Passed at L.E.A.D PLT include:

Effective Research

Criminal Court Practice CCP

Constitutional Court Practice CLP

Legal Writing

High Court Practice HCP

Magistrate's Court Practice MCP

Legal Costs COS

Matrimonial Matters & Divorce MMD

Personal Injury Claims PIC

Insolvency Procedures INP

Wills and Estates and Trusts WET

Forms of Business Enterprise FBE

Commercial Contracts CCO

Commercial Litigation CLI

Labour Dispute Resolution LDR

Attorneys Bookkeeping ABK

Introduction to Practice Management IPM

Professional Conduct (Ethics) PCT