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The UCT Law Faculty is very pleased to be hosting fantastic book launch discussions in October and November, so SAVE THESE DATES!
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:45

The Law Faculty is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a few book launch discussions during the months of October and November 2017. 

Law Student Opportunities: Teaching Assistants (TAs) 2018
Law Student Opportunities: Teaching Assistants (TAs) 2018
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:15

The UCT Law Faculty hopes to appoint a number of LLB graduates to act as teaching assistants during 2018.

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. In the Commercial Law Department you will also be involved in the courses that the department offers to non-law students. In addition you will be expected to fulfil a number of administrative responsibilities, including the invigilation of exams and tests (outside ordinary work hours).

Although this is a full-time position, you will be given substantial time in which to pursue your own research interests. We strongly encourage TAs to register for graduate research degrees; candidates who plan to do so will be given preference in the selection process.

Vodacom announces free internet access for students and staff
Vodacom announces free internet access for students and staff
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:00

University of Cape Town students and staff who are Vodacom subscribers will now have free internet access following the decision by the mobile network provider to zero rate a number of academic sites.

Having already zero rated the charge to key basic education sites and career portals, Vodacom announced, on 27 September 2017, that it has taken a decision to zero rate services to universities for students and staff who are Vodacom subscribers. This in a bid to help address cost challenges associated with access to education content and remote learning for institutions of higher learning. Through this approach, Vodacom has already enabled 19 of the 23 South African universities, including UCT, with free internet access.

 

Book Launch: Jurisprudence in an African Context
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 15:30

UCT Law Faculty members are invited to the book launch and panel discussion of the book Jurisprudence in an African Context, at which Judge Dennis Davis will be in conversation with Mr Khomotso Moshikaro (UCT), Dr Oritsegbubemi Oyowe (UWC) and Prof. Thaddeus Metz (UJ).

Professor Penny Andrews, Dean of the Faculty of Law, warmly congratulates Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng on being voted the 2017 South African of the Year
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:00

Professor Penny Andrews, Dean of the Faculty of Law, warmly congratulates Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng on his recent naming as 2017 South African of the Year. Mogoeng attracted two thirds of the support in a recent News24 poll, in which almost 40,000 people voted. This is strong testament to Mogoeng’s standing in the public eye, and to his reputation as our Chief Justice. 

Spotlight on Violence Against Women
Spotlight on Violence Against Women
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 16:30

The Faculty of Law, as part of its Women’s Month Programme, will be hosting a conference entitled Spotlight on Violence Against Women, on 25 August 2017. The event starts at 10:30, with registration and coffee. Attendees will be welcomed by the Dean of Law, Prof Penelope Andrews, at 11am. The Keynote Speaker, Prof Dee Smythe, will discuss violence against women & myths we teach law students, at 11:10. For a full programme, see below.

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.

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