The 2018 Ben Beinart Memorial Lecture will be delivered at the UCT Law Faculty by Justice Malcolm Wallis on Tuesday 16th October 2018 on the topic Revel without a cause - delictual liability after Lee? The Faculty is very pleased once again to host this important annual memorial lecture - and welcome you to join us for the evening.
Jameelah Omar, lecturer in in criminal justice in the Faculty's Department of Public Law has this week shared two opinions on the issue of sharing the identity of suspects - with a focus on social media as an exposure platform, and looking at why suspects accused of sexual assault enjoy particular protections in this regard.
The UCT Law Faculty hopes to appoint a number of LLB graduates to act as teaching assistants during 2019. 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. If this is of interest to you, see below for information on how to apply.
Given the explosive revelations made by Edward Snowden, there is greater public awareness of government surveillance and, consequently, calls for more transparency and accountability. The UCT Law Faculty is hosting a panel on this issue on Weds 3rd October at 17h30.
Building a capable developmental state is a core priority in South Africa's National Development Plan, and a capable local sphere of government is a cornerstone of that goal. This year, 2018 marks the 20th Anniversary of the adoption of the White Paper on Local Government which gave effect to the new dispensation for democratic local government in our constitution.
The Centre for Rhetoric Studies (CRhS), based in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant of R2,2million by the A W Mellon Foundation of New York. The grant is for Masters and PhD scholarships and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Rhetoric Studies. This grant, which runs until end-2022, is the second such Mellon grant awarded to CRhS.
UCT graduates are definitely in demand, according to recent research and according to the latest QS Graduate Employability Ranking - maintaining our top position on the continent. In addition, UCT is ranked 18th in the world with regard to our graduates being employed within one year of graduating. Further, a survey conducted at April 2018 graduation shows that the UCT Law Faculty has the highest % (across UCT) of students who, on graduation, are already employed - at 62.1% of our LLB graduates.
Is changing the electoral system the way to establish accountability?
Professor Pierre de Vos shares his thoughts in his latest blog | "This weekend at the brilliant Open Book Festival in Cape Town, I attended a session where the panellists spoke about the need to change South Africa’s electoral system to ensure that our elected representatives become accountable to voters."