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 About Us

The Law Faculty’s mission is to offer quality legal training and conduct legal research of excellence and high social relevance.

 To this end the Faculty aims to:

  • be the first choice South African law faculty  for prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students by  offering a relevant and innovative legal education steeped in a culture of human rights and constitutionalism;

  • make a quality legal education available to students from disadvantaged communities;

  • provide an excellent all round student experience, through access to outreach activities, student societies, mentoring and support;

  • foster a culture of academic discipline and excellence amongst students in order  to establish itself as a leading research faculty;

  • engender co-operation with regional and international academic and research partners -

Our Ethos

The UWC Law Faculty has a long tradition of breaking barriers and constraints while striving for justice and equality. The Faculty remains infused with a sense of community duty and public spirit: its various centres and projects focus on enhancing the wellbeing of all people in South Africa and Africa through innovation and engagement.




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