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
Corporal punishment - must doctors report it?

What are the implications of the Constitutional Court ruling on corporal punishment for doctors who suspect a child has been subjected to corporal punishment. Senior Lecturer in UCT's Public Law Department, Salona Lutchman, addresses this issue in the SAMJ.

Publication Date:
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 - 11:45
Our new Faculty Manager at Law

The Law Faculty is very pleased to welcome on board our new Faculty Manager, Ms Nondwe de Caires. Resonsible for the academic administration for Law degree programmes from undergraduate through to PhD, UCT's Faculty Managers have no small task.

Publication Date:
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 - 16:30
Judges Matter - judicial independence, criticism and threats

Judges Matter praises judicial independence and condemns unfair criticism and threats against judges in South Africa. 

Publication Date:
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 - 13:00
New Law leadership scholarship

The Everard and Joan MacFarlane Family Leadership Scholarship for University of Cape Town (UCT) law students was launched on Tuesday, 20 July. More than just a funding grant, the R15 million endowment aims to support students who display both academic excellence and leadership skills, through a holistic faculty‑based programme.

Publication Date:
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 - 16:45