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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.

Flying safely - a new book on Air Law
Fri, 27 Sep 2019 - 10:30

Air Law: A comprehensive sourcebook for Southern African pilots is the first book on air law published by a leading South African academic. Distinguished Professor Philippe Salazar, co-Director of the Faculty of Law's Centre for Rhetoric Studies, is the author of this important new Law publication.

UCT Tax Law Prof is new Chief Editor
Mon, 23 Sep 2019 - 14:45

What makes the field of Tax Law interesting?  According to Associate Professor Johann Hattingh, it is that the field of tax provides the opportunity continually to find new aspects of interest because it has so many sides, and it invites study through a range of different lenses.

Harsher penalties not the solution for high crime
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 - 12:45

Justice Edwin Cameron addressed a packed lecture theatre on Weds 11 September at the annual Rabinowitz Lecture at UCT Law.

Legal Personality and Partnerships
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 - 11:45

Professor Laura Macgregor, University of Edinburgh, will be delivering this year's annual Ben Beinart Memorial Lecture (Weds 18 September | 17h30 | UCT Law School | Oliver Tambo Moot Court).

UCT leaps up the global rankings!
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 - 16:30

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has jumped up 20 places to 136th position in the latest 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, which were published on Wednesday, 11 September.

UCT Law Dean condemns assault on alumnus
Wed, 28 Aug 2019 - 16:15

Professor Danwood Chirwa, Dean of UCT Law, condemns the police assault and arrest of UCT Law alumnus Douglas Coltart (LLB Class of 2013) in Harare, Zimbabwe last week.

Critics of SA judges - legitimate or dangerous?
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 - 16:00

The South African judiciary is once more centre stage in the political drama unfolding around the battle for supremacy within the governing African National Congress (ANC), writes the Faculty's Professor Hugh Corder in The Conversation

Supporting Women Pioneers in Law
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 - 18:00

The Faculty's Democratic Governance and Rights Unit has 37 young women leaders in law on its 2019 Women Pioneers programme.  

Decolonising Copyright for Development
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 - 14:15

If you missed Harvard Law School's Prof Ruth Okediji's talk on Thursday 8 August, hosted by Prof Caroline Ncube and Assoc Prof Tobias Schonwetter at UCT Law, on Decolonising IP Law, it is now available online! This is a must-watch for those involved in copyright reform in South Africa, with the Copyright Amendment Bill currently awaiting the President's signature. 


Admission to UCT Law School
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 - 12:30

UCT Law offers three LLB programmes - depending on your preference and current status as a student.  And it's all detailed in this easy-to-follow video - the what's and how's of applying to the University of Cape Town to study Law (please note: applications for study in 2020 have now closed).

Celebrating UCT Women
Thu, 08 Aug 2019 - 16:45

UCT celebrates its women staff and students during August.