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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.

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. 

Online courses for professional development in Law
UCT Law@Work goes online - short courses at your desktop
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 - 09:15

The University of Cape Town’s Law@work unit and AfricaLegal have partnered up to bring world-class legal education short courses to students across the continent via an easy-to-access online platform.

Prof Jan Glazewski's Valedictory Lecture - view online!
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 - 10:30

Professor Jan Glazewski delivered his Valedictory Lecture to a packed Oliver Tambo Moot Court on Weds 14th November 2018.  For those unable to join us, you can view the lecture online. 

2018 Law Alumni Reunion - 7th December talk-and-drinks
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 - 11:15

The Law Faculty is holding its annual Alumni Reunion on 7th December - with a talk-and-drinks event on Friday 7th December.  Join us to listen to Prof Dale Hutchison, and for drinks in the Faculty Common Room afterwards.

AW Mellon PostDoc - application deadline Thurs 15 November
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 - 10:15

The A W Mellon Foundation has provided a grant to support a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Rhetoric Studies (CRhS), in the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town. Applications are invited from doctoral graduates in a relevant discipline, to register as a CRhS Postdoctoral Research Fellow to conduct research on the impact or the significance of rhetoric for a democratic society.  DEADLINE: 15th November 2018

Dikgang Moseneke Fellowships 2019
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 - 16:45

The Dikgang Moseneke Fellowships have been established for post-LLB students at the University of Cape Town and the University of Venda in recognition of the work of South Africa’s former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke, and the impact of his work on the scholarship and practice of South African Law.

Discrimination in new Film and Television Production Incentive Guidelines
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 - 13:45

The Film and TV Productive Incentive Guidelines are exclusionary and in violation of the right to equality. Lauren Kohn, lecturer in Public Law at UCT, shares her insights into discrimination in these new guidelines.

Suttner will be awarded his LLM - 49 years later!
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 - 09:15

Professor Raymond Suttner’s thesis, which he withdrew from the University of Cape Town (UCT) 49 years ago because he refused to anonymously cite “listed” communist Professor Jack Simons, will finally earn him his Master of Laws (LLM) on 14 December 2018.

‘Emerging leader’ honour for law student
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 - 14:15

As anyone who’s ever watched an episode of Suits will know, when it comes to practising law there are few things as enviable as boasting a Harvard education. UCT’s Bontle Monnya recently got a taste of that Ivy League life when she was selected for the Harvard Business School Club of the GCC’s Second Annual Crossroads Emerging Leader Programme in Dubai, held from 25 and 29 September.

Walking on Eggshells at UCT
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 - 15:15

More than ever before, the past three years have brought to light the myriad ways in which black students still feel marginalised within South African tertiary institutions - especially those with a strong colonial past.