Why study Law - and why study Law at UCT?

We have great faciltiies, a wonderfully diverse student body, an outstanding group of academics, and an LLB degree programme that is top on the continent and recognised as such throughout the world.

We enable you to use legal materials effectively, we teach you to assess, interpret and apply the law and, most importantly, we equip you with the historical, comparative and jurisprudential background that is essential for a critical understanding of law and legal institutions.

Indications are that the majority of you will become advocates and attorneys; about a quarter of you will find your career passion in the financial & commercial sectors; 11% will provide legal services to government; and the rest will serve the values of justice in academic life and nonprofit organisations.

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