International Exchange

News Archive 2015

Applications for 2016 LLM Exchange Now Open
3 March 2015

The Faculty of Law has recently advertised the student exchange opportunities for uptake in 2016 by students currently or anticipating undertaking an LLM at UCT. These student exchange opportunities are provided for through the Faculty's student exchange agreements with several foreign academic institutions. Closing date for applications is Monday, 23 March 2015. You can download a copy of the Exchange Advert here . You can download a copy of the Application Form here .


Silindile Buthelezi Heads to UCL
3 March 2015

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Ms Silindile Buthelezi, a lecturer in the Department of Commercial Law, has been nominated to undertake a full LLM in London in terms of the Faculty of Law's arrangement with University College of London.

Silindile was born in Eshowe, a small town situated in the KwaZulu Natal province of South Africa and lived in the nearby township called Esikhawini until she was six years old. Upon the desegregation of the races in South Africa, her parents relocated to a suburb in a small town called Empangeni and she attended Empangeni Christian School during her primary school years, and thereafter completed her high school education at Empangeni High School. Ms Buthelezi holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Master of Laws (LLM in Business Law) from the University of KwaZulu Natal. She completed her articles of clerkship at one of the leading corporate and commercial law firms in South Africa and was admitted as an attorney in 2012. She worked as a law researcher for the Judges at the Western Cape High Court prior to joining the Law Faculty where she teaches Business Law 1 to first and second year non-law students.

It has been Silindile's ambition to pursue an academic career since she was an undergraduate student. During her final year of her LLB studies, she was appointed as an academic tutor for the first year Introduction to Law and Foundations of South African Law modules. During her postgraduate study, she was appointed as an academic tutor for the first year English Concise Writing module, a pilot programme introduced by the university for first year law students. Silindile considers herself fortunate to have worked as a legal researcher for the Judges at the Western Cape High Court, as this experience allowed her to uncover her true academic passion. She also feels privileged to have begun her academic career at the University of Cape Town, the highest ranked university in Africa. She feels particularly honoured to have received this incredible opportunity to pursue study towards her second LLM (International Banking and Finance ) at the University College London, an institution which ranks as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The LLM will serve as a catalyst for further research in the area of international banking and finance, and in particular, will enable her to commence her PhD studies. She has never travelled to the United Kingdom and is looking forward to spending an entire year in London.