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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.

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.

Q&A on Rhetoric Studies with Prof PJ Salazar
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 - 17:15

DIstinguished Professor Philippe-Joseph Salazar, recently re-awarded his A1 rating from the National Research Foundation, shares his thoughts on rhetoric, Rhetoric Studies and writing on a broad range of subjects.

UCT Law - 160 years old!
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 - 09:45

The first official law lecture of the South African College (as the University of Cape Town was first known) was delivered on 16th April 1859. What began 160 years ago with a part-time professor and a few students in a fortnightly Saturday class is now the top Law school on the African continent, conferring hundreds of undergraduate and postgraduate law degrees every year.  

A queer activist's mission
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 - 17:15

Nigel Patel is well known for their activism at the University of Cape Town (UCT), in media and across the city. When they graduate with an LLB on Friday, it’ll be a stepping stone on the way to fulfilling their life’s goal, a path that started in Malawi.

SAs first deaf Law graduate - at UCT!
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 - 17:15

When Qobo Ningiza becomes the country’s first deaf law graduate next Friday, 12 April, he will continue a tradition that has seen some of South Africa’s most prominent leaders become formidable heroes of social justice through their study of this challenging subject.

Exchange Opportunity for LLM!
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 - 12:45

Calling UCT LLB final years and LLM students - applications are open for exchange opportunities to do an LLM abroad, or to study abroad for one or two semesters as part of a UCT LLM.  There are opportunities at several law faculties with whom UCT has partnership agreements.

Why Judges Matter
Mon, 01 Apr 2019 - 09:00

Few ordinary citizens are actually aware of the power judges wield and, more importantly, the intricate process through which they are appointed to the bench.

UCT Law students go international
Fri, 29 Mar 2019 - 17:00

Some of the Faculty's undergraduate students, while carrying a heavy course load, are going international in their endeavour to learn, to gain exposure, and to find out more about how to apply their course content and what they are learning at the Kramer Law School to broader society.  Boitumelo Sediti and Tanya Magaisa are two such students. 

Protecting South Africa's water
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 - 17:15

Have you ever considered where South Africa’s water comes from? Not the streams, rivers and dams, but the actual source – the critical water catchments – that feed our river systems and, in turn, our urban centres, economies downstream and our homes? Have you thought about the legal protection these water sources require, or whether they are indeed properly managed?  UCT Law academic Amanda Mkhonza certainly has.

Meet the new Law Faculty Manager
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 - 15:15

One might think it unusual for a Zoology academic to move into academic administration. Tabile Loqo, the Law Faculty’s new Faculty Manager responsible for academic administration at the UCT Law School, did just that. 

Prof Salazar rated A1 again!
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 - 12:30

The Faculty is absolutely delighted to share the news that Professor Philippe-Joseph Salazar, Co-Director of the Centre for Rhetoric Studies in the Department of Private Law, has once again been awarded an A1 rating by the National Research Foundation.