The Faculty of Law has a good research profile. The number of subsidy-generating publication units in respect of articles published by members of the Faculty was close to 60 in 2011. Five faculty members co-authored four complete books. Faculty members were involved in updating 23 chapters in standard law text books and contributed 14 chapters to completely new books. Members of the Faculty have been responsible for several other publications. These include 21 articles in non-accredited journals, several book reviews and the updating of loose-leaf publications. In addition, faculty members presented over 120 research papers at conferences, symposia, workshops and the like (35 of them abroad). See a list of articles in accredited journals here.
It is the vision of the University of Johannesburg to be a premier, embracing, African city university offering a mix of vocational and academic programmes that advances freedom, democracy, equality and human dignity as high ideals of humanity through distinguished scholarship, excellence in teaching, reputable research and innovation, and through putting intellectual capital to work. The Faculty of Law has established the following centres in order to achieve this: