Law House is committed to the students of the Faculty of Law. The 2013/14 Law House Executive Committee strives to create and maintain unity and celebrate diversity whilst maintaining a healthy balance between academic, social, sporting and community outreach events for our members.
Apart from providing our members with an easily accessible system of past papers, we also coordinate sporting events such as hockey, volleyball, soccer, rugby and netball. Community outreach projects are important to us and we aim to get law students involved in their communities, making them aware of the socioeconomic needs and the importance of ploughing back into the community. And then there are the many social events to relax and get to know one another… celebrating student life to the full!
Our objective for this term of office is to dedicate our time to the students of this Faculty and to create an atmosphere indicative of the reputation that the Faculty is famous for. We shall provide our members with regular news and updates to ensure that our time at the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria is an unforgettable one!
For any information come see us at Law 1-44 next to the Law Kiosk! You're always welcome! See you soon!
Getting books to our learners by adopting African solutions - 23/04/2014
The biggest challenge facing South African readers is access to books. For everyday South Africans, loading digital texts onto smartphones or tablets isn't a viable solution. You might have heard the saying that we should use African solutions to solve African problems. In this piece, I write about three organisations — Paperight, Siyavula and Worldreader — that offer practical and context-relevant ways of getting books into the hands of South African learners.
UP Architecture graduate wins prestigious national award - 22/04/2014
Heidi van Eeden, a University of Pretoria alumna, was announced as the overall winner of the 27th National Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year award. This is the seventh time that a U.P. student has won this prestigious award. Previous winners were Braam de Villiers (1994), Christiaan van Niekerk (2002), Gerald Schulz (2004), Cillié Malan (2005), Marinda Smalberger (2007) and Clifford Gouws (2012).
The world beyond 2015 - is higher education ready? - 17/04/2014
"We are very good at communicating to a scholarly audience, but one of our challenges is how to transfer that information to a broader audience, in other words the general public. There is definitely room for us [universities] to do more of that." This was the response of Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria (UP), to one of the questions posed by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) as part of a new international campaign.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man presents his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.