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Faculty of Law

The UJ Faculty of Law offers the traditional law programmes such as BA Law, BCom Law and LLB, as well as LLM degrees by dissertation and coursework and LLD degrees in various important fields. In addition to these degrees, the Faculty has a strong non-formal programmes division that offers postgraduate diplomas, certificates and short courses in specialised areas such as tax law, compliance, criminal justice and forensic investigation, insolvency law, labour law, corporate law and drafting of contracts.

Our Faculty and students represent the full range of diversity of a South African society based on human dignity, equality and freedom. We are particularly proud of the Soweto Law Clinic (see Law Clinic ), which is the first custom-built law clinic in the country and is intended to provide services to an area that played such an important role in the creation of our democratic society. We also pride ourselves in our staff members achievements, like the Research Chair (in the area of International Law) that was awarded to Prof Hennie Strydom by the adjudication committee of the National Research Foundation (NRF). View the SARCIL website here.

UJ is pleased to release the 7th edition of the Alumni Impumelelo magazine. In this edition the UJ Faculty of Law is showcased, as the UJ Law clinic celebrates 40 years of impact. Read the magazine here.

Important notices from UJ management:

  • All classes will be taught online for the remainder of 2021 unless you have been advised otherwise.
  • NB: You will be informed by your faculty if you need to be on campus for classes or assessments.
  • Please read the letters below with detailed information on this matter.

Letter to 1st year students
Senior students letter


SALDA STATEMENT – GBV_August2021.pdf

Graduates of 2021

Please note that you can now arrange to collect your certificate from campus. Please make a booking using the link on the graduation page of the UJ website. Once the booking is confirmed, graduates will be able to collect a certificate, and have the option of hiring a graduation gown, and taking graduation photographs with two guests.

Your digital certificate is also available via the UJ digital certificate platform. You can share your qualification for verification purposes with third parties such as prospective employers at no cost.