Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for enrolment on Postgraduate and Undergraduate Programmes in the academic year 2019/2020 due to start in January 2020.
The Law Practitioners Vocational Course (LPVC) is designed to prepare students who intend to pursue careers in any of the three streams (Attorney, Barrister or Notary) of legal practice in Mauritius.
The LPVC aims at offering high-quality training in legal principles from a practical perspective with an emphasis on legal techniques, reasoning and ethics. The course has been developed in close collaboration with the State Law Office and members of the legal profession and is in compliance with the Law Practitioners (Amendment) Act 2011 (Act No. 30 of 2011). Courses will be taught in both English and French in line with the hybrid nature of the Mauritian legal system.
High calibre and experienced resource persons will be lecturing on the course. Candidates should hold an LLB (Hons) with at least a Second Class Second Division or a Maitrise en Droit/Masters 1 (Mention: Assez Bien) or a law degree as stipulated in the Law Practitioners (Amendment) Act 2011. Applicants are encouraged to visit the website of the Council for Vocational Legal Education for the full list of qualifications requirements at the following link:
After completion of the Law Practitioners Vocational Course, candidates will obtain a Certificate of Attendance from the University of Mauritius. However, in order to be qualified as a professional Attorney, Barrister or Notary, candidates will need to satisfy the requirements as prescribed by the Law Practitioners (Amendment) Act 2011. The Vocational Examinations Board, set up by the Council for Vocational Legal Education, will organise and conduct the vocational examinations as per S. 12 of the Law Practitioners (Amendment) Act 2011.
AN ADMINISTRATIVE FEE OF RS10,000/ WILL HAVE TO BE PAID BY STUDENTS WHO ARE FOLLOWING COURSES LEADING TO THE OBTENTION OF A FIRST CERTIFICATE, DIPLOMA OR AN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE ONLY. TOTAL FEES PAYABLE, WHERE APPLICABLE, WILL BE ACCORDING TO GOVERNMENT’S DECISION ON FREE EDUCATION.
FEES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LINK: http://www.uom.ac.mu/fees The University reserves the right to review General Fees, Tuition Fees and other charges for any given academic year prior to the beginning of such academic year. By accepting a seat at the University, the student undertakes to pay all such fees as and when claimed.
How to Apply
Applicants will NOT be required to call at the University for application procedures. Application for admission is open online (https://apply.uom.ac.mu/application) as from Wednesday 27th November 2019 and all procedures and instructions indicated should be carefully followed. The University will acknowledge receipt of application online when payment is received. Applicants will thereafter be able to print their receipt online. The Application will then be locked and candidate will not be able to amend the Form.