The Faculty of Law's annual orientation & registration events provide us with the opportunity to welcome all of our new postgraduate students to Kramer. The Faculty is keen to ensure from the start that our postgraduate students feel welcome and at home in the Faculty. We have great facilities for postgraduates, and our Orientation and Induction programmes for postgraduates are designed to welcome you to your new academic space and to your postgrad "family" so that you know who is who and where to find what, both online and on campus.

In this video, the Dean of Law, Professor Danwood Chirwa, welcomes all our students to the Law Faculty.

To provide a thorough and focused orientation to our various postgraduate programmes, the Faculty offers different orientation initiatives, depending on the degree programme for which you are registered. Please keep an eye on the Orientation & Registration pages for coursework & dissertation postgrads and for research-only postgrads for details of the next programme of activities

Research Students - Induction & Registration

We offer all new research students (LLM/ MPhil degrees by dissertation only, and PhDs) a full week's induction (for 2024, this will be held between 29 Jan - 1 Feb) in our prestigious Oliver Tambo Moot Court. This induction is a week of sessions to orientate you across the Faculty, from where to get your coffee, to how to book a desk in the Postgraduate Library Lounge; from when research training seminars are held, to where the Dean's Office and the Faculty Office are.  

Coursework Students - Orientation & Registration

For all coursework students (PGDip, LLM and MPhil), we run an intensive in-person session (for 2024, this will be held on 5 Feb) to clue you in to where your lectures will be held, where your lecturers can be found, how to find your way around the Faculty, where the cafeteria is, where the healthier food options can be found, and how to navigate your way to the Law Library.

With so many world-class research units undertaking socially responsive work in the Faculty, it's easy to focus in only on one's own area of study and overlook opportunities to participate in lunchtime seminars and evening events, potentially missing key insights into your and others' work. Our postgraduate orientation and induction programmes are designed to make sure this doesn't happen.

By way of example, a previous Orientation programme can be found hereTopics include the following:

  • Library sessions
  • The Writing Centre and the importance of the Writing Workshops
  • Navigating UCT systems
  • Introduction to the curriculum and specialisations offered within these qualifications
  • Pertinent aspects in respect of the dissertation, supervisors, and the all-important Memorandum of Understanding
  • The PGLSC - your representative Postgraduate Law Students Council
  • Introduction to South African Law - (for all non-law graduates and international students).

Postgraduate Programme Conveners

Please use the email addresses provided below.




Commercial Law

Dr T Thabane


Comparative Business Law in Africa

Professor A Ordor


Constitutional and Administrative Law

Professor P de Vos


Criminology, Law and Society

Associate Professor K Moult


Dispute Resolution

Ms M Carels


Environmental Law, Marine and Environmental Law

Associate Professor M Murcott


Human Rights Law

Ms S Lutchman


Intellectual Property Law

Associate Professor L Tong


International Law

Associate Professor C Powell

Associate Professor H Woolaver


International Tax Law

Mr B Cronin


International Trade Law

Dr K Lehmann


Labour Law

Professor R Le Roux


Law of Mineral & Petroleum Extraction and Use

Professor H Mostert


Public Law

Professor P de Vos


Shipping Law

Associate Professor G Bradfield


Tax Law

Associate Professor A Titus