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Faculty of Law

Welcome to the Faculty of Law -
'A Global Law Faculty in Africa'

Seen from one perspective, the Faculty of Law consists of staff, students and the building. It is, however, also much more than that: It represents an idea, namely the idea of a society governed by the rule of law and not by individuals. Our Faculty pursues this idea by focusing on the law and on excellence in all divisions of jurisprudence. It is also pursued by focusing on jurists and by preparing our students to become leaders of their communities where they can promote the law and its principles effectively.  Read more...

 

 

News

Grenville High wins 4th National Schools Moot Court Competition - 24/10/2014
From National Schools Moot Court Competitions (NSMCC)

This year high school learners from all over South Africa participated in the Fourth Annual National Schools Moot Court Competition (NSMCC). This is a non-profit initiative supported by the Centre for Human Rights in the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria. Other key stakeholders include the Department of Justice and Correctional Services, the Department of Basic Education, the Foundation for Human Rights, the Constitutional Literacy and Service Initiative, the Constitution Hill Education Project and the South African Human Rights Commission.

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Invitation: Conference on the rights of women with disabilities in Africa - 24/10/2014
From Faculty of Law

The Centre for Human Rights at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria cordially invites you to a conference on the effective implementation of the rights of women with disabilities in Africa.

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A drone is not a cop – UN rights expert concerned about technologies that depersonalise the use of force - 23/10/2014
From Faculty of Law

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, has raised concern about the increasing use of technologies that depersonalise the use of force –including armed drones– not only on the battlefield, but also in domestic law enforcement.

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Centre for Intellectual Property Law hosts Faculty's second annual Prestige Lecture - 22/10/2014
From Centre for Intellectual Property Law

Prof Esmé du Plessis, former partner and currently senior consultant at Adams & Adams and extraordinary professor in the Department of Private Law at the University of Pretoria, presented the Faculty's second annual Prestige Lecture on “Dynamics of Intellectual Property Law: Interfaces with other areas of law”.

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Centre for Intellectual Property Law hosts Faculty's second annual Prestige Lecture - 22/10/2014
From Faculty of Law

Prof Esmé du Plessis, former partner and currently senior consultant at Adams & Adams and extraordinary professor in the Department of Private Law at the University of Pretoria, presented the Faculty's second annual Prestige Lecture on “Dynamics of Intellectual Property Law: Interfaces with other areas of law”.

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