Nurina Ally

Time for in-person ConCourt hearings again

The Constitutional Court has yet to issue any public communication explaining why virtual hearings are still preferred, nor its plans for a return to in-person hearings. It's time to return to court, argues Public Law lecturer Nurina Ally.
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March 8 is International Women’s Day


This year the global theme for International Women’s Day is #BreakTheBias. Irrespective of whether deliberate or unintentional, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead.
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Dean of Law, Professor Chirwa

Should Zondo have recused himself?

Far from demonstrating South Africa’s advance in transparency and accountability in the appointment of judges, argues Professor Danwood Chirwa, the just-ended interviews for Chief Justice (CJ) exposed the continuing decline in the stature of the
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Why Law at UCT?


As the smallest Faculty at UCT, with close to 1,200 undergraduate and postgraduate students annually, the rigour of our degree programmes leads to UCT Law graduates being highly sought after, not only in South Africa but also internationally. 

Democracy and Social Justice

We are committed to furthering the goals of the Constitution. Our aim is to develop the next generation of skilled legal professionals who will ensure the maintenance and strengthening of an open, free and democratic South Africa. Our core objective remains teaching and research, but we are committed to maintaining a clear awareness of the social and global context in which our graduates will find their place.

Theory and Practice

The Faculty’s Law graduates are known for their capacity not only in legal theory, and its application, but also in their achievement of practical experience in law. This is a result of our community service opportunities for students, our superb moot court facility and our local and international academic & professional networks which ensure that we secure the best opportunities for students to gain experience elsewhere during their student years.