Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria 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.

The Faculty is currently resourced with over 66 dedicated full-time academics, of which over 70%  have doctoral degrees in various fields of law, enabling them to prepare our student community for various law-related career opportunities. The Faculty prepares our students to become bespoke jurists and leaders of their communities where they can promote social justice effectively. It has a vibrant student life and active student bodies which pursue the rule of law through excellence.


In 2008 the faculty celebrated its centenary
The Law Clinic was launched in 1980 by UP Law students to serve indigent community members at the community-based branches in Hatfield and Hammanskraal
Our educational approach has a strong focus on inclusivity and equitable access to education, but ultimately on equity of outcomes.
A leading research-intensive Law faculty in Africa, recognised internationally for its quality, relevance, and impact.
Creating and sustaining a research and educational environment that is grounded in the values of social justice and excellence.
The Law Library houses the Emeritus Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke Commons
Delivers top alumni who protect legal rights and the Constitution, and who ensure a just society for all.
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