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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.