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UCT's LLB Accreditation - the good news!
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 12:30

The University of Cape Town Faculty of Law is delighted to have received confirmation of full accreditation for its LLB degree programme.

Justice Malcolm Wallis at UCT Law
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 17:30

The 2018 Ben Beinart Memorial Lecture will be delivered at the UCT Law Faculty by Justice Malcolm Wallis on Tuesday 16th October 2018 on the topic Revel without a cause - delictual liability after Lee?  The Faculty is very pleased once again to host this important annual memorial lecture - and welcome you to join us for the evening.

UCT looks for a new Law Dean
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 11:30

The search for the new Dean of Law at UCT is open.  Nominations close this Friday 12th October, and applications close Monday 15th October.  


Patriarchal procedure, suspect identity and social media
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 16:30

Jameelah Omar, lecturer in in criminal justice in the Faculty's Department of Public Law has this week shared two opinions on the issue of sharing the identity of suspects - with a focus on social media as an exposure platform, and looking at why suspects accused of sexual assault enjoy particular protections in this regard. 


Justice Mahomed Navsa to talk at UCT Law
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 15:00

This year’s Bennie Rabinowitz Lecture will be delivered by Justice Mahomed Navsa of the Supreme Court of Appeal. Hosted by the Department of Private Law, this year’s lecture will focus on

The Doctrine of the Separation of Powers – Navigating between Judicial Timidity and Overreach. 

Law Faculty looking to appoint LLB grads as teaching assistants
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 14:45

The UCT Law Faculty hopes to appoint a number of LLB graduates to act as teaching assistants during 2019. As a teaching assistant you will be expected to tutor LLB students, carry out a certain amount of marking, and assist the students in your classes.  If this is of interest to you, see below for information on how to apply. 

Privacy vs Security: Where does the balance lie?
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 14:00

Given the explosive revelations made by Edward Snowden, there is greater public awareness of government surveillance and, consequently, calls for more transparency and accountability. The UCT Law Faculty is hosting a panel on this issue on Weds 3rd October at 17h30.

Enforcing public finance laws and ethics
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 12:00

Building a capable developmental state is a core priority in South Africa's National Development Plan, and a capable local sphere of government is a cornerstone of that goal. This year, 2018 marks the 20th Anniversary of the adoption of the White Paper on Local Government which gave effect to the new dispensation for democratic local government in our constitution.

Centre for Rhetoric Studies receives Mellon Foundation grant
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 09:15

The Centre for Rhetoric Studies (CRhS), based in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant of R2,2million by the A W Mellon Foundation of New York. The grant is for Masters and PhD scholarships and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Rhetoric Studies. This grant, which runs until end-2022, is the second such Mellon grant awarded to CRhS. 

Are UCT graduates in demand?
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 14:00

UCT graduates are definitely in demand, according to recent research and according to the latest QS Graduate Employability Ranking - maintaining our top position on the continent.  In addition, UCT is ranked 18th in the world with regard to our graduates being employed within one year of graduating.  Further, a survey conducted at April 2018 graduation shows that the UCT Law Faculty has the highest % (across UCT) of students who, on graduation, are already employed - at 62.1% of our LLB graduates. 

Awesome Women in Law
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 09:30

Women achievers at UCT Law

The Faculty is proud of a number of its staff on whom have been conferred great awards in 2018.  Two of these women are Professor Caroline Ncube and Associate Professor Jacqueline Yeats. 

The electoral system and accountability
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 09:15

Is changing the electoral system the way to establish accountability?

Professor Pierre de Vos shares his thoughts in his latest blog |  "This weekend at the brilliant Open Book Festival in Cape Town, I attended a session where the panellists spoke about the need to change South Africa’s electoral system to ensure that our elected representatives become accountable to voters."