There are a number of key staff members which you may wish to contact prior to or during your postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Law. These key staff members and their contact details are set out below:
Dean: Prof Danwood Chirwa +27 21 650 2706
Executive Assistant to the Dean: Ms Faiza Mohamed +27 21 650 2706
Deputy Dean, Postgraduate Studies: Professor Johann Hattingh +27 21 650 5883
Please contact us for all administrative queries regarding postgraduate studies including applications, registrations, timetables, dissertations, supervision, submission, graduation, and funding.
Faculty Manager: Ms Nondwe De Caires +27 21 650 3086
Manager, Postgraduate Studies (School for Advanced Legal Studies): Ms Patricia Phillips +27 21 650 5409
Administrative Officer (School for Advanced Legal Studies): Ms Clare Richfield +27 21 650 1677
A convenor has been appointed to oversee each of the specialist postgraduate programmes. Prospective and registered students should contact the appropriate programme convenor with any questions regarding the structure and content of these programmes or their constituent courses.
Postgraduate Student Advisors
The School for Advanced Legal Studies has appointed dedicated postgraduate student advisors to answer any questions regarding your choice of degree programme and the structure of the Faculties postgraduate degree programmes.
- Student Advisor for Public Law and Private Law Programmes: A/Prof Hannah Woolaver
- Student Advisor for Commercial Law Programmes:A/Prof Lee-Ann Tong
- Student Advisor for Commercial Law Programmes: A/Prof Afton Titus
Post Graduate Writing Centre Tutors
The law faculty writing centre is open to students for free writing consultations. Academic writing is a continuous project which can always be improved. We assist students at all stages of the writing process.
Tutors are currently available for online consultations. In order to make an appointment please email LawPGtutors@uct.ac.za.
You can make an appointment to:
- discuss and plan an outline of your writing during an online consultation; or
- send us an excerpt of your work (maximum 3000 words at a time) on which we will provide feedback during a consultation.
Please include in your email the degree and department in which you are registered, and if there is anything in particular you would like us to provide feedback on. Feedback consists of guidance on structure, how to research, and how to write clearly and effectively. Tutors do not provide proofreading or editing assistance. Please make appointments when there is time to spare – help cannot be provided with assignments a day or two prior to the deadline.
Post Graduate Teaching Assistants 2022
Please contact the relevant Teaching Assistant if you would like assistance with regards to any general and academic issues relating to your programme. Please note that the Teaching Assistants do not replace the role of the Student Advisors and Programme Convenors and will refer you if they are unable to assist with your query.
Teaching Assistant for Commercial Law Programmes - Chebo Tamajong Nfor
Teaching Assistant for Public Law Programmes - Catherine Willis-Smith