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 Advanced Corporate and Insolvency Law in the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria and the Centre for Commercial Law, Faculty of Laws, University College London are jointly presenting a colloquium on ‘African Insolvency Law: Bridging the Gap to Modern Perspectives’ at the University of Pretoria on 24 September 2014.
The motivation for pursuing a postgraduate degree is diverse and usually driven by personal needs and desires.
If you are coming to the end of your undergraduate studies, but you still have the desire to learn and conduct in-depth research in a specific field of the law, a postgraduate course can satisfy your intellectual curiosity. Or perhaps you are looking for an opportunity to further or change your career? Do you have a passion for a particular subject field or wish to practice in a niche legal field?
The Centre for Human Rights would like to congratulate Prof Michelo Hansungule on being elected as a Commissioner on the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). Prof Hansungule will be serving his second term as Commissioner following his election first in 2009 and then re-election in 2014.
The Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa in collaboration with the Department of Public Law of the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria is calling for applications to the Faculty’s LLM in Public International Law.
South African medical law stipulates that a patient can only institute legal proceedings against a medical party based on expert medical opinion. For example, if a surgical swab was left in a patient’s abdomen after an operation, the patient cannot simply let the case speak for itself and assert that medical negligence occurred during the procedure. This has been so for the past 90 years, based on a ruling of the Supreme Court of Appeal in 1924 that res ipsa loquitur, or "the case speaks for itself", is not applicable to medical law.