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Professor Danwood Chirwa appointed as the Dean of Law
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 - 10:30

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Danwood Chirwa in the role of Dean of Law, with effect from 1st January 2019.

UCT's LLB Accreditation - the good news!
Fri, 15 Jun 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.

Undergraduate LLB scholarship opportunity
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 - 12:30

A new scholarship opportunity is available for an LLB undergraduate - closing date Tuesday 26th February 2019.

Prof Glazewski's Valedictory Lecture November 2018
Mon, 04 Feb 2019 - 14:15

Prof Jan Glazewski retired from UCT Law in December 2018, and shared perspectives on his law career at a Valedictory lecture in mid-November 2018

2019 First Year Orientation kicks off
Tue, 29 Jan 2019 - 17:45

The Law Faculty's Law Students' Council put on a great programme today, the first day of a four-day programme for Kramer Law freshers.  With a welcome from DVC Prof Naidoo, and the new Dean of Law Prof Danwood Chirwa outlining what it means to be part of Kramer, the day continued with ice-breakers, music, introductory lectures and an explanation of the registration process. 

First Year Orientation to UCT Law - the 2019 edition!
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 - 12:45

In anticipation of the arrival of the first year class of  2019 at UCT, the Law Faculty Orientation Committee with the Law Students' Council (LSC) are organising an exciting student-centred Orientation programme that we know will really help our first-year Law students settle quickly into all aspects of university life. Law Orientation, taking place over four days from 29th January - 1st February 2019, is compulsory for all students coming into the Faculty. DON'T MISS this opportunity - it's the lifeline that will introduce the first-year class of 2019 to the campus, the life of the University and the Law Faculty. 

Collaboration, inclusivity and the new Dean of Law
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 - 13:30

Enhancing the African focus of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) LLB degree and altering the way students and staff view law are just two of a few long-term goals that the new Dean of the Faculty of Law, Professor Danwood Chirwa, aspires to achieve during his tenure.

UCT Law Faculty handbook
Law Faculty Handbook 2019
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 - 09:00

The UCT Faculty Handbooks contain all the information students will need with regard to who is who in a Faculty, the qualifications offered by a particular Faculty, the various academic departments in that Faculty, courses offered - as well as course outlines - and rules for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.  The latest handbooks for 2019 are now available, and the Law Faculty Handbook is available online here.


Law Faculty Scholarships 2018
Law Faculty Postgraduate Scholarships 2019
Thu, 20 Dec 2018 - 13:30
The Faculty of Law has opened applications for its Postgraduate Scholarships for 2019!
Competence in Law - the South African Public Protector
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 - 15:45

Is our Public Protector Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane fit to hold office?  Eusebius McKaiser interviews Associate Professor Cathy Powell of UCT Law's Public Law Department.

Constitutional Court - amending the constitution
Explainer: What’s involved in changing the Constitution
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 - 09:45

Professor Pierre de Vos, the Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance at the University of Cape Town, takes a look at what is involved in amending the constitution, the supreme law of the Republic.  De Vos points out that the Constitution has already been amended 17 times since it came into force in 1996, following the prescribed amendment procedure.

Sexual harassment investigations - and lost opportunities
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 - 13:45

We must push for deeper analysis if we want to see real change in how sexual harassment is handled, both through our legal processes and in broader society. So argues Jameelah Omar, lecturer in Criminal Justice in UCT's Faculty of Law, in her latest opinion piece in the Daily Maverick.