Navigate Up
Sign In

Message

 Welcome Message

Author: Prof Jacques De Ville (Dean)

 The Faculty consists of four departments: Criminal Justice and Procedure, Mercantile and Labour Law, Private Law, and Public Law and Jurisprudence.

 

The Faculty offers a four-year and a five-year LLB degree, while students can also choose to first complete a B.Com (law) degree in the Economic and Management Sciences Faculty and thereafter complete the LLB degree over two years. The Faculty also offers a Higher Certificate in Forensic Examination and a Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law. Master’s degrees offered by the Faculty allow one to specialise in Labour Law; Comparative Constitutional Law; Environmental Law; Human Rights Protection; Law, State and Multilevel Government; Mercantile Law; International Trade, Investment and Business Law; Transnational Criminal Justice; and Criminal Justice. The Faculty has the expertise to provide supervision for a doctoral degree on a wide range of legal topics.

The law degrees on offer enable one to become inter alia an advocate, attorney, prosecutor, magistrate, judge, legal advisor, consultant, mediator, researcher, legal editor, lecturer or professor. Those with law degrees can also work in various government departments (national, provincial and local) and in Parliament. Other career options with a law degree are to work at Non-Governmental Organisations, Public Interest Organisations or international bodies such as the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund.

The Faculty consists of four departments: Criminal Justice and Procedure, Mercantile and Labour Law, Private Law, and Public Law and Jurisprudence. In addition, the Faculty hosts the Law Clinic, the Social Law Project, the South African-German Centre of Transnational Criminal Justice, and the Dullah Omar Institute for Constitutional Law, Governance and Human Rights.

The Faculty of Law is a richly diverse Faculty, with staff members having roots in inter alia Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Belgium, Germany, France, the United States, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

The Faculty is home to some of the best researchers in the country and currently has 11 NRF rated scholars, 7 of whom are B-rated.​

​​​

Social

Related Links

UWC Supports Sustainability
© 2013 UWC | Disclaimer | Sign-in

Contact Centre

University of the Western Cape,
Robert Sobukwe Road,
Bellville, 7535,
Republic of South Africa

info@uwc.ac.za | +27 21 959 2911

Location