Welcome to the Faculty of Law 

UCT's Faculty of Law might be the smallest at UCT, but its footprint is large – whether you’re talking about the impact of its staff and students on society, or the largesse of its alumni, or the diversity of its research. The Faculty strives to make a significant contribution to legal education and intellectual discourse, both nationally and internationally.

Did you know? The UCT Law Faculty is the oldest law school in South Africa, with our first lecture being given in 1859.

  1. It is ranked in the top 150 law schools worldwide, and top on the continent.
  2. The Faculty has a range of international agreements that enable students and staff to pursue exchanges and research relationships in countries such as Australia, Canada, Ethiopia, Europe, Kenya, the UK and the USA.
  3. Altum Sonatur (the Law Faculty’s student magazine) has, for a number of years, won the UCT Student Leadership award for best student media.
  4. The Faculty has students and alumni working across the globe – contributing excellence to the legal profession, the development of Law, and research in the field.
  5. We are home to 12 research units and two law clinics.
  6. The Faculty of Law runs a funding campaign – Excellence in Law – to attract support for student scholarships (amongst other projects). The Faculty’s Endowment Fund supports in the region of R2million in undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships each year. These scholarships are in addition to a range of other Faculty scholarships, and to core university initiatives to provide fee support to students.