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...
Dr Benjamin Kujinga, a former LLD student and now senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law was the winner in the doctoral category of the Norton Rose Fulbright Tax Thesis Competition for 2014. The title of his thesis is “Comparative analysis of the efficacy of the General Anti-Avoidance Rule as a measure against impermissible income tax avoidance in South Africa”, with Prof Riel Franzsen as his supervisor.
Environmental law is rapidly changing and developing, both in South Africa and internationally. Environmental discourse must therefore also develop. Against this background, students and academics continue to undertake innovative research, which results in the critical analysis of ideas, phenomena and trends, as well as in useful recommendations that are often not disseminated to a broader audience.
On Thursday, 14 August 2014, the Faculty of Law hosted its Eighth Annual Law Faculty Festival themed ‘(Un)-shack-led’. The Law Faculty Festival is linked to Feast@UP, which in turn is linked to the Feast of the Clowns presented by the Tshwane Leadership Foundation in the inner city of Pretoria.
During the month of August, South Africa celebrates National Women's Day, commemorating one of the largest demonstrations staged in South Africa’s history when 20 000 women of all races marched to Pretoria's Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 to present a petition against the carrying of passes by women. This was the famous Women's March, now remembered and celebrated as National Women's Day in South Africa on 9 August each year ‒ and to which significant date the annual South African Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges Conference (SAC-IAWJ) is linked. The SAC-IAWJ comprises judges and magistrates and seeks to bring together female judicial officers in South Africa.