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...
A debut novel Beseringstyd, written by FJ Labuschagne, a doctoral student in the Department of Mercantile Law, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, has just appeared on the shelves. The novel is based on a TuksLaw student’s experiences in a match between Maties and Tuks during a Varsity Cup Super-Rugby Competition. Renowned author and reviewer Alta Cloete has described the story as gripping. According to her, the game of rugby has never before been described so poignantly in an Afrikaans novel.
The Centre for Medicine and Law in the Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, is proud to announce the introduction of an MPhil degree in Medical Law and Ethics. The course will be available as from 2015, and will consist of three new postgraduate modules, namely Theory and practice of medical law and medical ethics, Access to health care and medical malpractice litigation and Medico-legal issues.
The Centre for Advanced Corporate and Insolvency Law at the University of Pretoria, in collaboration with the Centre for Commercial Law, University College London, hosted a colloquium on the development of insolvency law in Africa, themed ‘African Insolvency Law: Bridging the gap to modern perspectives’ from 23 to 24 September 2014 at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
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.
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”.