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Why study Law at UCT?

Why study Law at UCT?

These are the top reasons for studying Law at UCT:

  1. As a Law graduate from UCT, you will be skilled in all the ways that law firms, corporates, government and nonprofits are looking for!
  2. UCT Law graduates are highly sought after, not only in South Africa but internationally - and we have the highest rate of graduate employability, with 62.1% of our graduates employed on graduation (with a large % of the remaining 37.9% pursuing further studies)
  3. The UCT Faculty of Law is rated among the Top 100 Law Schools in the world
  4. UCT attracts excellent students from diverse backgrounds, ensuring a rich learning environment
  5. At the UCT Faculty of Law we are committed to furthering the goals of the Constitution 
  6. Our aim is to train the next generation of skilled legal professionals who will ensure the maintenance and strengthening of an open,free and democratic South Africa
  7. We offer different programme options to attain an LLB degree
  8. We are home to almost 100 academic staff in the Faculty
  9. The Faculty hosts at least 11 world-class research units, focused on various aspects of legal practice and implementation
  10. The Faculty is unique in its practical graduation requirement of 30 hours of community service, which ensures that UCT Law students graduate not only with experience of law practice, but also with a sense of their role in society
  11. The excellent law library which is linked to major international electronic databases and houses 284 top class journals and more than 85 000 books
  12. The Faculty has the fantastic Oliver Tambo Moot Court for student use

For more information about choosing to study Law at UCT, have a look at the Choose Law booklet.

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For information on Curriculum, Courses, Scholarships and Prizes see the Law Faculty Handbook.