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Despair and depression at law school are real, and need attention
Despair and depression at law school are real, and need attention
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 14:30

The emotional health of law students was recently brought to my attention in an email from a student at the University of Cape Town’s law faculty where I am the dean. The student noted a perceived hyper competitive, overly demanding and alienating environment. This, he told me, was putting the mental health of some law students under severe strain. He stated that because of the atmosphere, “the use of anti-anxiety and antidepressant medication has become the norm amongst students” and alcohol is being consumed in alarming proportions. 

JIFA hosts its first Judicial Leaders Retreat
JIFA hosts its first Judicial Leaders Retreat
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 13:30

During the week of the 24-28 July 2017 the Judicial Institute for Africa (JIFA) hosted its inaugural Judicial Leaders Retreat in Cape Town.

Professor Chuma Himonga receives the Alan Pifer Research Award for Socially Responsive Research
Professor Chuma Himonga is the latest recipient of the Alan Pifer Research Award for Socially Responsive Research
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 09:45

Professor Chuma Himonga is the latest recipient of the Alan Pifer Research Award for Socially Responsive Research. It is the celebration of an illustrious career that all began on a farm in Zambia where young Chuma started on a path supported by her determination, discipline and love for her roots. 

Prof Manjoo receives an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Glasgow
Prof Manjoo receives an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Glasgow
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 14:00

The Faculty of Law's Professor Rashida Manjoo, one of the world’s leading experts in identifying the causes of and eradicating violence against women, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow on 23 June.

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Retired Justice of the Constitutional Court Albie Sachs recounted the complexities of negotiating for land restitution at CODESA in the early 1990s
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:45

Retired Justice of the Constitutional Court Albie Sachs recounted the complexities of negotiating for land restitution at CODESA in the early 1990s when he spoke at UCT on 27 March 2017. A talk which forms part of a four-part series of lectures in the centenary year of Oliver Tambo’s birth. 

Faculty Publications
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 18:00

The faculty is proud to announce not one but three new books co-authored by staff members.

Staff Promotions and Appointments
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 15:45

The faculty celebrated the promotion of five wonderful colleagues.

Yale Fox Fellowship
Monday, May 29, 2017 - 09:30

UCT International Taxation Masters Student Imran Daniels awarded prestigious Yale Fox Fellowship

 

The Judicial Institute for Africa( JIFA)
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:15

The Judicial Institute for Africa( JIFA),  a joint initiative of  the DGRU, Southern African Chief Justices Forum and ICJ- Africa , is hosting their annual core skills short course for judges . It will be attended by 24 judges from 11 SADC countries and will be run from 24 – 28 April 2017 in the Moot court.

Proportionate Income Differentials: A Long walk to Social Justice
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 12:15

In 1994 South Africans heroically avoided a racial war. In 2015 inequality and poverty now look like the poisoned fruits of freedom. In 2030 challenged by the vision of the National Development Plan, will they have avoided the war of the poisoned fruits? (Prof Njabulo Ndebele, Chairperson of the Board, Nelson Mandela Foundation 2016)

Nigerian academics sharpen research skills at UCT
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 15:15

The pioneer research capacity-building workshop under the TY Danjuma Fund, an endowment supporting the work of the Centre for Comparative Law in Africa (CCLA), was held from 20 – 23 September 2016 and attended by ten researchers from the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS).

Principles for science and society
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 14:45

Emeritus Professor Julian Kinderlerer not only presented at Science Forum South Africa earlier this month, but also together with two other researchers, wrote this insightful article about the ethical boundaries between science, society and public policy published recently in the Mail and Guardian.

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