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...
The Centre for Human Rights recently launched a Gender Audit Tool for gender inequality at higher education institutions in Africa. The tool, developed with funding from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is designed to introspectively investigate the state of gender (in) equality at higher education institutions across Africa with a view to fostering greater gender parity.
The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, learnt with great disappointment that Thulani Maseko and Bheki Makhubu have been sentenced to terms of two years’ imprisonment each, without the option of a fine.
The Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria was again the facilitator of and host to the Annual Trial Advocacy Training Course for Law Students during the July recess. This four-day course is presented by the judiciary and members of the Pretoria Bar, in conjunction with the Department of Procedural Law, and is designed for TuksLaw’s budding young trial lawyers.
An advanced short course onChildren's Rights in Africa is currently underway at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. This course, which runs from 21 to 25 July, is being presented by the Centre for Human Rights Save the Children International, the Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape and the Centre for Child Law, University of Pretoria.
2012 University of Pretoria alumnus Tumelo (Tumi) Makata walked away with a number of awards from the Pretoria School for Legal Practice presented by the Legal Education and Development Department (LEAD) of the Law Society of South Africa on Tuesday, 15 July 2014.