The Faculty of Law is gearing up to welcome all our students for 2019. This includes first-time undergraduate LLBs, graduate LLB students who have already completed an undergraduate degree, our PGDip students, our LLMs and MPhil students, and our PhD students - those starting on their degree programmes and all who are already some way in to their programme. We wish you all a great 2019!
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.
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
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.