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Saturday, 27 November 2021
Yellavarne Moodley - building a better world through UCT Law Clinic

One of the most regularly cited motivations for charting a career in law is the prospect of making the world a better place. There’s no time that this opportunity seems more tangible than when speaking with the director of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Law Clinic, Yellavarne Moodley.

Publication Date:
Wed, 25 Aug 2021 - 14:30
Prof Ncube joins Law and Tech journal Editorial Board

Professor Caroline Ncube, Chair of Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development in the Faculty's Department of Commercial Law, has joined the editorial board of Law, Technology and Humans. 

Publication Date:
Tue, 24 Aug 2021 - 09:15
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