The Law Students' Council (LSC) is a body that represents all Law students in the Faculty and in the University as a whole. The LSC holds annual elections in August each year, which are open to all students registered for a degree in Law.
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Our Vision is to meet diverse student needs through healthy communication, effective representation and thoughtful leadership.
Communication: to facilitate consistent and helpful dialogue between staff and students
Information: to provide students with information with regards to what the LSC is doing and what faculty is doing
Facilitation: to create spaces where students can express their concerns
Integration: to cultivate a sense of genuine community within the Law Faculty
Representation: to elevate student-related issues to relevant faculty committees and to create new platforms conducive to hearing and tackling these issues
Service: to meeting the academic and social needs of students
Leadership: to build on the foundations laid by past Councils in order to realise long-term goals
Legitimacy: to gain confidence from the student body as an integral part of academic and social life
LSC mandate and focus
The Law Students' Council (LSC) consists of nine UCT LLB students. Every year a diverse group of students is elected to represent the Law Faculty, representing a coming together of different experiences of the Law faculty. The LSC holds a vision of being representative of student voices, achieved by the LSC acting as the bridge between staff and law students on both academic and extracurricular fronts. We strive to develop a faculty that is inclusive and fosters an environment of belonging. Amidst the crackling academic tension throughout the year, social events provide the opportunity for students to interact on a friendly and relaxed level. The LSC aims to host functions that will cater for the diverse student population.
Our members represent the student voice on the Faculty Board, Academic Planning Committee, Moots Committee, Community Service Committee, Health & Safety Board, Orientation Committee and Information Technology & Equipment Committee, to name a few. In the University as a whole, the LSC has two seats on Student Parliament (SP), to participate in the student governance of the University. All students can attend SP meetings with observer status.
The culture that the LSC seeks to introduce is one that arms students with information to bridge any gaps between students and faculty, and that promotes engaging with our surroundings and with what we are taught in our courses and what comprises the Law curriculum.