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 law profession and multiple other work environments).
It's 2020 - and we're preparing to welcome our new students
At UCT Law we are busy preparing our orientation and registration activities for our first-time LLB students in the 4-year undergraduate programme, and for students in our 2-year and 3-year graduate programmes; for students registering for one of our many PG Diploma options; for students registering for their LLM or MPhil; and for our new cohort of research students at Masters and PhD levels.
UCT Law offers three LLB programmes - depending on your preference and current status as a student. And it's all detailed in this easy-to-follow video - the what's and how's of applying to the University of Cape Town to study Law (please note: applications for study in 2020 have now closed).
UCT’s Law Faculty is never quiet! Whether it’s our staff, students or alumni in action, there is always something exciting, interesting and innovative on the go. To keep you posted on some recent news we have compiled a quick listing of news and developments from the broad Faculty community.
We attract excellent students from diverse backgrounds, ensuring a rich learning environment. As the smallest Faculty at UCT, with close to 1,000 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. 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 30 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.