Applications for 2022
Applications to UCT are now open for places on the LLB programme and for postgraduate courses in 2022.
The University of Cape Town's COVID-19 Return to UCT policy framework guides faculties and departments on the institution's phased return to campus.
UCT Virtual Open Day 2021
Applications are now open for 2022, so join us at the UCT Virtual Open Day on 22 May 2021 to find out about what UCT can offer.
Why study Law at UCT?
Law is not just for lawyers. There are so many good reasons to study Law at UCT! An LLB degree provides an excellent entry to a range of career options (plus our graduates have a first-class range of soft skills and hard knowledge useful for the...
Postgraduate Studies in Law
UCT Law is the home of postgraduate legal studies in South Africa. Offering at least eight 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.


Saturday, 18 September 2021
Refugee Law training - new initiative with UNHCR

Judges, magistrates and lawyers across Africa are faced with matters pertaining to refugees and migrants, and the countries in which they find themselves. A new centre of excellence based at the University of Cape Town (UCT) aims to provide these officers and law practitioners with collaborative resources to make rulings, set precedence and establish justice.

Publication Date:
Fri, 13 Aug 2021 - 14:00
Confronting Legal Dissonance

Jameelah Omar, a senior lecturer in the Faculty's Department of Public Law, argues that if you really want to know how well our democracy is working, you simply need to visit a magistrate’s court on a Monday morning, or spend a weekend locked up in a police holding cell.

Publication Date:
Fri, 13 Aug 2021 - 11:30
Refreshed Masters course on Rights of the Child for 2022

A trio of dynamic young women is set to put a fresh spin on children’s rights in the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Faculty of Law. Sharing a passion for this field, Mathabo Baase, Nurina Ally and Salona Lutchman will be joining forces to revive a course that will equip students to confidently participate in global conversations around children’s rights.

Publication Date:
Wed, 11 Aug 2021 - 12:15
Social Justice and Refugee Rights at UCT

Recognising the rights, needs and dreams of refugees is a fundamental step towards achieving social justice in South Africa. And the country is on the right track, said Associate Professor Fatima Khan, acclaimed human rights lawyer and the director of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Refugee Rights Unit.

Publication Date:
Wed, 11 Aug 2021 - 12:15