The Faculty of Law House is a student body representative which comprises of an Executive Committee. As the Committee for the term 2019/2020, we aim to unify students by giving recognition to our diversity. We inspire to create and maintain a balance between academics, extracurricular activities such a social activity, sports as well as outreach events.
We are incorporated of various portfolios namely, Chairperson, Vice- Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Academics, Marketing, Sport, Outreach, Social, as well as Transformation& Culture. Additionally, we have ex officio members from other student bodies within the Faculty of Law, namely, Black Lawyers Associations of Students Chapter- UP Branch, Legal Shebeeen, UP Moot Society, Students for Law and Social Justice, the Student Disciplinary and Advisory Panel, Women in Law, as well as the Pretoria Student Law Review
Academically, we aid students by helping them with academic grievances, as well as providing the access to CV and Interview Skills workshops, annual trips to the Constitutional Court. Additionally, this portfolio is also responsible for appointing class representatives.
The Sport portfolio inspires to get more students involved in the faculty sports competition as well as the University’s residential teams, while ensuring that the students stay healthy and active. The sports teams include Basketball, Hockey, Netball, and Rugby.
We also have numerous Outreach projects which run throughout the year. We inspire to reach out to those in need, therefore we encourage students to get involved in our projects. This will make them aware of the socio-economic needs and the importance of ploughing back into the community.
Lastly, we have social events where students get the opportunity to get to know one another, to relax and form new relations. The biggest social events are the annual Law Faculty Festival hosted in August, and the annual Law Dinner hosted in October.
Our theme for the term 2019/2020 is #BreakingBarriers, therefore with this theme we aim to achieve what seems impossible.
Law House will provide weekly newsletters and updates to ensure that students are well informed about the happenings of our faculty. We encourage students to follow us on our social media platforms (@up_lawhouse) to stay in touch with our recent activities.
We are here to help you make the most of your time at the University. Do not hesitate to see us in Law 1-44 next to the Law Kiosk, we are always ready to help.
Your 2019/20 Law House Executive Committee