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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.

Political lawfare & SA democracy
Mon, 29 Jul 2019 - 09:30

Prof Hugh Corder, based in the Faculty's Public Law Department, shares his thoughts in a recent News24 op ed on what burgeoning political lawfare means for our fledgling democracy.

Faculty News Round-Up July 2019
Wed, 24 Jul 2019 - 13:00

UCT’s Law Faculty is never quiet!  Whether it’s our staff, students or alumni in action, there is always something exciting, interesting and innovative on the go.  To keep you posted on some recent news we have compiled a quick listing of news and developments from the broad Faculty community.

Paying it forward in the Law Faculty
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 - 12:15

Mandela Day 2019 provided the focus point for members of the Law Faculty to develop gift bundles for new mothers at Mowbray Maternity Hospital, based in Mowbray in Cape Town.  New mothers often leave Mowbray Maternity with very little by way of supplies for their newborns, and so the staff in the Faculty's professional development unit - Law@Work - unit galvanised a Faculty-wide initiative to knit, bring, buy, or by any means provide goods for these mothers and their babies.