The Faculty of Law (UP Law) at the University of Pretoria (UP) strives to be an internationally recognised leader in socially relevant legal research and education in South Africa and the world. In pursuing its vision, the Faculty’s mission is the creation and sustenance of a research and education environment that is grounded in the values of social justice and excellence. We have the necessary structures and systems in place to ensure that our graduates have the guidance and support to graduate on time.
For the fifth consecutive year, according to the THE ranking (THE World University Rankings 2022), UP Law ranks best in Africa and Top 60 in the world. A feat unequalled in Africa!
It currently employs approximately 66 dedicated full-time academics, of which approximately two-thirds have doctoral degrees in various fields of law, enabling them to prepare our student community for the various law-related career opportunities.
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Seen from one perspective, the Faculty of Law consists of staff, students and the building. It is, however, also much more than that: It represents an idea, namely the idea of a society governed by the rule of law and not by individuals. Our Faculty pursues this idea by focusing on the law and on excellence in all divisions of jurisprudence. It is also pursued by focusing on jurists and by preparing our students to become leaders of their communities where they can promote the law and its principles effectively.