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.
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.
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
DEADLINE EXTENSION: 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.