Undergraduate and graduate LLB degree students who are transferring to UCT's Law Faculty, from another university or from another UCT Faculty, are able to apply for credits and exemptions. DEADLINE: 15 December 2021
Know your dates and deadlines | Exams are done and it's time to rest a bit. BUT remember to keep an eye on your UCT email for critical communications about results, supps, deferreds, appeals and REGISTRATION for 2022.
Why study Law at UCT?
There are so many good reasons to study Law at UCT. An LLB degree provides an excellent entry to a range of career options - and our graduates have a first-class range of soft skills and hard knowledge useful for the law profession and multiple...
UCT Law is the home of postgraduate legal studies in South Africa. Offering seven specialist one-year PG Diplomas, and a range of LLM programmes with a wide choice of courses, UCT Law also offers Masters programmes by research only.
Philippe-Joseph Salazar, Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town (UCT), has won the 2021 UCT Book Award for his work, Words are Weapons: Inside ISIS’s Rhetoric of Terror.
Julieth Gudo becomes a PhD graduate on Tuesday 14 December 2021, at UCT's annual December graduation event for the Law Faculty. Her thesis is focused on improving the legal framework through which civil society organisations can challenge poor SOE governance
We attract excellent students from diverse backgrounds, ensuring a rich learning environment. As the smallest Faculty at UCT, with close to 1,200 undergraduate and postgraduate students annually, the rigour of our degree programmes leads to UCT Law graduates being highly sought after, not only in South Africa but also internationally. In addition, the Faculty hosts at least 11 world-class research units, focused on various aspects of legal practice and implementation.
Democracy and Social Justice
At the UCT Faculty of Law we are committed to furthering the goals of the Constitution, and our aim is to develop the next generation of skilled legal professionals who will ensure the maintenance and strengthening of an open, free and democratic South Africa. In line with UCT's Vision2030 and it's foundation concept of #UnleashingHumanPotential, the Faculty’s mission is to ensure knowledgeable, articulate, skilled and critically-minded graduates able to play an influential role in ensuring social justice here and further afield. Our core objective remains teaching and research, but we are committed to maintaining a clear awareness of the social and global context in which our graduates will find their place.
Theory and Practice
The Faculty’s Law graduates are known for their capacity not only in legal theory, and its application, but also in their achievement of practical experience in law. This is a result of our unique requirement that to graduate, all students must have completed a set number of hours of probono community service. It is also a result of the Faculty’s superb moot court facility – where students learn to present legal argument in a court-like setting. It is further a result of the Faculty’s local and international academic and professional networks which ensure that we are able to secure the best opportunities for students to gain experience elsewhere during their student years.