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UCT's LLB Accreditation - the good news!
Friday, June 15, 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.

Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa Conference
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 15:30
Transformation of the Legal Profession / Decolonisation of Knowledge

The University of Cape Town Law Faculty is proud to host the 2018 Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa Conference in Cape Town, from 11th - 13th July. The last day for registration and payment is 29 June 2018, so don't delay if you have not yet signed up!

Law at the Crossroads
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:00

A number of Faculty academics attended this year's Law and Society Association meeting, which has just taken place (7 - 10 June 2018) in Toronto, Canada.  UCT Law academics presented papers in 12 different sessions, sharing research, knowledge and perspectives on areas related to the conference theme "Law at the Crossroads".

Why did Henri do it?
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 09:00

Kelly Phelps, of the Faculty's Department of Public Law, talks to Brian Sokutu at the Citizen about the absence of a clear motive for  Henri van Breda murdering his family.

Legal recognition for all marriages – when?
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 14:30

"To date, religious marriages including Muslim marriages, Hindu marriages and Jewish marriages in South Africa have not been afforded legal recognition", writes Associate Professor Waheeda Amien of the Faculty’s Department of Public Law.

Legal or not?
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 14:00

Legal or not?

Professor Pierre de Vos, constitutional law expert and member of the Faculty’s Public Law Department, tackles the fact that it remains legal for a Minister to take his or her spouse on official international trips at state expense.


When colleagues come to work with flu
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 17:15

Professor Alan Rycroft, based in the Faculty's Commercial Law Department - and a labour law expert - spoke recently to Algoa FM on the issue of what rights we have to protection from illness in the workplace.  So can we effect a citizen's arrest if a colleague arrives at work coughing and sneezing? And, even worse, shakes our hand?

Law Faculty Scholarships 2018
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 10:30

The Faculty of Law introduces a paperless policy to course materials and assignments. 


UCT Law PhD student awarded prestigious Yale University Fellowship
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 15:45

UCT Law PhD student awarded prestigious Yale University Fellowship

One of the Faculty of Law's PhD candidates, Elkanah Babatunde, is off to Yale University in the USA after being awarded the prestigious Yale Fox International Fellowship.

Dr Anninka Claassens talks Land Reform
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 16:30

UCT Land Law expert, Dr Anninka Claassens, from the Land and Accountability Research Centre (LARC) in the UCT Law Faculty, participated in the ANC's Land Summit this last weekend as part of a high-level panel with Kgalema Motlanthe.  Dr Claassens was interviewed by Thembegile Mgototo (Radio 702 presenter) about the ANC`s plans for land expropriation without compensation.  

Law Faculty Scholarships 2018
Law Faculty Postgraduate Scholarships 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:30

The Faculty of Law is pleased to invite applications to its second and final round of PostGraduate Scholarships (2018)

Fourth SARChI Chair in the Law Faculty
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 11:00
Ncube awarded a SARChI Chair

Professor Caroline Ncube, based in the Department of Commercial Law at UCT, has been awarded the SARChI Chair in Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development.  This prestigious award serves as well-earned recognition for Professor Ncube’s research in, and contribution to, the field of intellectual property law – with a particular focus on the promotion of the public interest and innovation.