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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

Annual International Mercantile Law Conference facilitates research and networking - 20/11/2014
From Faculty of Law

Eight members from the Department Mercantile Law and another from the Law Clinic in the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria attended the Second Annual International Mercantile Law Conference from 5 to 7 November 2014 at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein.

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Capacity building workshop on state reporting on the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoplesí Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa - 18/11/2014
From Faculty of Law

The Gender Unit of the Centre for Human Rights organised a 3-day workshop on increasing Statesí capacity for reporting under the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoplesí Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Womenís Protocol).

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Final year LLB students proud recipients of Professional Provident Society (PPS) bursaries - 18/11/2014
From Faculty of Law

It gives the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria great pleasure to announce that two of its final year TuksLaw students, Grace Nkosi and Yukthena Sibran, in their last quarter of studies, qualified for generous meritorious bursaries from PPS.

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Faculty seminar stimulates discussions and research - 11/11/2014
From Faculty of Law

Concluding its celebrations of 20 years of democracy in South Africa, the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria presented a Faculty Seminar on the impact of the Constitution on selected areas of law to stimulate discussions and research.

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Going for the goal posts in Beseringstyd (injury time) Ė TuksLaw scores in literature - 29/10/2014
From Faculty of Law

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 studentís 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.

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