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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 - 17:00

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.

Reunion weekend ‘manna for the soul’
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 14:45

Uplifting and inspirational were some of the words used to describe the recent Law Reunion held at the River Club on 14 & 15 October.

Student protest
A law professor’s letter to her students: respect yourself first
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 10:45

What rises after #FeesMustFall? The 6 Rs: Responsibility, Respect, Rigour, Rule of Law, Resilience, and Rejoice.

Lewis Pugh
Lewis Pugh succeeds in protecting Antarctic sea
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 16:15

Law graduate and endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh was instrumental in the establishment of the latest marine protected area – Antarctica’s Ross Sea.

A man of virtue
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 16:00

Professor Anton Fagan pays tribute to his colleague Hugh Corder in a very creative and humorous way.

Law Faculty's Plan
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 16:00

This article outlines the mechanisms the Faculty of Law has in place to ensure that its students complete the 2016 academic year.