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Research at the Faculty of Law

Research and publication play a central role for academic staff and students within the Faculty of Law. Each of the three law departments (Commercial Law, Private Law and Public Law) hosts specialized research units and encourage publication. All research in the Law Faculty is centrally administered by the Faculty's Research Office which serves to advance quality research and ensure conformity with ethical standards.

The Faculty of Law has two research committees: the Faculty Research and Social Responsiveness Committee and the Research Ethics Committee. In addition, a Law Faculty representative sits on the UCT Social Responsiveness and Working Group Committee.

View the Law Faculty's most recent Research Report.

View the Law Faculty's Research handbook.


Faculty Research and Social Responsiveness Committee

This Committee meets quarterly and functions to promote research in the Faculty, further the well-being of those engaged in research and socially responsive activities, and administer research- related matters in the Faculty of Law.

Contact us

Name Position Tel Fax
Professor Dee Smythe Chair 021 650 5680 021 650 5183
Ms Lamize Viljoen Administrator 021 650 3080 021 650 5660


UCT Social Responsiveness and Working Group Committee

The University Social Responsiveness Committee (USRC) is responsible for promoting and strengthening social responsiveness through the following functions:

  • providing advice about policy related to social responsiveness;
  • promoting awareness of socially responsive activities within the university and externally;
  • profiling examples of good practices originating from UCT and other institutions;
  • facilitating the consolidation and coordination of effort, resources and activities in the area of social responsiveness;
  • generating guidelines for the assessment of the contribution of staff, students and external partners to social responsiveness;
  • making recommendations to Senate on Annual Social Responsiveness awards;
  • overseeing the production of annual reports to be submitted to the Senate and Council;
  • facilitating multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary collaboration regarding social responsiveness; and
  • promoting debate and discussion about social responsiveness

The Law Faculty's current representative on this committee is Professor Pierre De Vos Tel: 021 650 3079.

Administrator (for Law Faculty representative):
Ms Lamize Viljoen
Tel: 021 650 3080
Fax: 021 650 5660
 

Faculty of Law's Research Office

The Faculty's Research Office coordinates and advances research within the Faculty of Law. The Faculty's Research Office objectives include ensuring the highest quality of research, identifying key research themes, and facilitating fund raising.

Contact us

Name Position Tel Fax
Professor Dee Smythe Director of Research 021 650 5680 021 650 5660
Ms Lamize Viljoen Research Administrator 021 650 3080 021 650 5660