New LLM Programme in Private Law and Human Rights launched in 2015
The Department's LLM programme in Private Law and Human Rights has been running since 2015


Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Teaching Assistants 2019: Applications now open

The UCT Law Faculty hopes to appoint a number of LLB graduates to act as teaching assistants during 2019.

As a teaching assistant you will be expected to tutor LLB students, carry out a certain amount of marking, and assist the students in your classes. In the Commercial Law Department you will also be involved in the courses that the department offers to non-law students. In addition you will be expected to fulfil a number of administrative responsibilities, including the invigilation of exams and tests (outside ordinary work hours). You will be given reasonable time in which to pursue your own research interests. We encourage TAs to register for graduate research degrees; candidates who plan to do so will be given preference in the selection process.

Publication Date:
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 - 08:15
A/Prof Alistair Price awarded P-status by the National Research Foundation

Associate Professor Alistair Price was recently awarded P-status by the National Research Foundation – a rating awarded to young researchers (40 years or younger) who have held their doctorate or equivalent qualification for less than five years at the time of application, and who are recognised as having the potential to establish themselves as researchers within a five-year period after evaluation, based on their performance and productivity of quality research outputs during their doctoral studies and/or early post-doctoral careers.

The department is proud to have academics of this calibre in its ranks, and we await confirmation of other recent NRF ratings awarded to our academic staff. 

Publication Date:
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 - 15:00
Recently published: Professor Helen Scott op-ed published in The Conversation

Helen Scott has written a short piece in The Conversation on the implications of the South African law of defamation for the publishers of the Rhodes University 'reference list', a list of the names of eleven alleged rapists which has been widely circulated on social media.

Publication Date:
Mon, 02 May 2016 - 12:00
Recently published: Commentary on the Consumer Protection Act

“The looseleaf Commentary on the Consumer Protection Act was recently published by Juta (Original Service, 2014). The co-editors are Prof Tjakie Naudé of the Department of Private Law at UCT and Prof Sieg Eiselen of UNISA. The book consists largely of a section-by-section commentary on the Consumer Protection Act (“CPA”) and relevant regulations.

Publication Date:
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 - 11:00