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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.

Law Faculty Scholarships 2018
Law Faculty - Scholarship and funding opportunities
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:30

The Faculty holds a number of named and other scholarships in support of student fees. In particular, the Faculty holds a number of scholarships to support black South African undergraduate students who would not otherwise be able to fund their studies. These scholarships vary in name, amount, application process, and renewability. 


Kate O'Regan Intervarsity Moot Competition
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 16:45

The UCT Moot Society is holding its 2nd Kate O'Regan Intervarsity Moot Competition this Saturday 4th August, starting at 9am at UCT Law School.  With Law students from a number of other universities, the day promises to be filled with seriously competitive mooting - with Justice Kate O'Regan presiding.

Textbooks just a tap away
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:45

UCT student builds app to make buying and selling textbooks cheaper and easier

Looking for second-hand textbooks for second semester?  Quillo is for you!  Quillo app developer, Tamir Shklaz, says his app makes finding and buying second-hand textbooks faster, easier, safer and more reliable. 

Law Faculty's paperless approach to course materials and assignments
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 08:30

The Paperless Policy is being revised. Please consult the website in future for further updates.


Critical Race Theory | Seminar
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 09:45

What is Critical Race Theory and why it is relevant to South Africa

The Law Faculty will be holding a seminar on Critical Race Theory, hosted by Law@Work, on Friday 13 July from 14h00 - 16h30.  Open to staff, students, alumni and others, this seminar will be delivered by Professor Kendall Thomas of Columbia Law School, New York, and Professor Penelope Andrews, UCT Law.

Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa Conference
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 15:30
Transformation of the Legal Profession / Decolonisation of Knowledge

The University of Cape Town Law Faculty is proud to host the 2018 Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa Conference in Cape Town, from 11th - 13th July. The last day for registration and payment is 29 June 2018, so don't delay if you have not yet signed up!

Law at the Crossroads
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:00

A number of Faculty academics attended this year's Law and Society Association meeting, which has just taken place (7 - 10 June 2018) in Toronto, Canada.  UCT Law academics presented papers in 12 different sessions, sharing research, knowledge and perspectives on areas related to the conference theme "Law at the Crossroads".

Why did Henri do it?
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 09:00

Kelly Phelps, of the Faculty's Department of Public Law, talks to Brian Sokutu at the Citizen about the absence of a clear motive for  Henri van Breda murdering his family.

Legal recognition for all marriages – when?
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 14:30

"To date, religious marriages including Muslim marriages, Hindu marriages and Jewish marriages in South Africa have not been afforded legal recognition", writes Associate Professor Waheeda Amien of the Faculty’s Department of Public Law.

Legal or not?
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 14:00

Legal or not?

Professor Pierre de Vos, constitutional law expert and member of the Faculty’s Public Law Department, tackles the fact that it remains legal for a Minister to take his or her spouse on official international trips at state expense.


When colleagues come to work with flu
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 17:15

Professor Alan Rycroft, based in the Faculty's Commercial Law Department - and a labour law expert - spoke recently to Algoa FM on the issue of what rights we have to protection from illness in the workplace.  So can we effect a citizen's arrest if a colleague arrives at work coughing and sneezing? And, even worse, shakes our hand?