Our postgraduate programmes aren't only about sitting in lecture theatres and the library.  Course convenors regularly energise their classrooms and the learning endeavour with active discussions and seminars, additional activities for fun, more socially-oriented activities to bolster the PG Law experience, and fellowship and exchange opportunities. 

In addition to hosting an active Postgraduate Law Students Council, the Faculty is home to a range of initiatives designed to make academic work a little less onerous, and a little more fun.

Criminal Justice Winter School 2022 - calling postgraduate researchers in Law and related fields!

The University of Cape Town's Faculty of Law, in collaboration with Stellenbosch University, will be hosting the inaugural Criminal Justice Winter School for postgraduate research students on 27 – 30 June 2022.

The two broad aims of this initiative are to develop a pipeline of emerging researchers in Criminal Justice and to bring together the best postgraduate student researchers to showcase their latest research in the interdisciplinary areas of Criminal Law, Procedural Law, Evidence, Criminology, Forensic Science and related fields.

All postgraduate research students (LLM/MPhil and PhD) are invited to submit their abstracts.

The programme of the Winter School will mostly comprise intense workshops, guest lectures and opportunities for participants to present their research. Each participant is required to submit a short abstract (200 – 250 words) and a brief sample (not longer than 1000 words) of their writing to be eligible to receive an invite to this inaugural event.

Submit your application to gaby.ritchie@uct.ac.za

Extended Deadline: PAST



The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) and Law Faculty of the University of Cape Town (UCT) are pleased to announce a call for applications for a Fellowship at the PCA for a period of one year.  The call for applications is pursuant to the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding between the PCA and the Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town. More information on the partnership can be found on the PCA site and on the UCT News site. 

The PCA-UCT Fellowship Program offers a candidate from UCT’s LLM Program a Fellowship at the PCA’s Headquarters in The Hague for one full year. Over the course of the year, the Fellow will gain experience in the operations of the PCA’s International Bureau, with an emphasis on both the practical and legal aspects of international arbitration. While in The Hague, the Fellow will work with the PCA’s legal staff on legal, policy, and organizational matters arising from the PCA’s activities. Fellows hold the title of Assistant Legal Counsel for the period of the Fellowship.

DEADLINE: 16 May 2022

Download the application details.

The Postgraduate Hub

Besides what the Faculty offers by way of the postgraduate student experience, visit the Postgraduate Hub to find out about the full range of services, support units, libraries and other benefits of being a Postgrad at UCT. At the Hub you will find videos, information, downloadable resources and much more.

In addition, the Postgraduate Office hosts regular skills-related and other academic events for postgrads - particularly those focused on research - and they provide a whole easily-accessible calendar of activities.

Law Higher Degrees Colloquium

The Faculty held its 2021 Law Higher Degrees Colloquium on 28 September as part of our efforts to encourage rigorous research and energetic intellectual exchange, providing a platform for our postgraduate research students to present their work to academics and other researchers. The colloquium comprised three sessions and a special session with Emeritus Professor Hugh Corder on Succeeding in Research and Scholarship. The session recordings are available here.









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