Postgraduate Studies in Private Law
The Department of Private Law has an extensive programme of LLM options and courses, under the Faculty's School for Advanced Legal Studies at
Tips for Students
The Faculty of Law seeks to support its students towards completing their LLB degrees. To this end, the Faculty runs mentoring programmes, and a student wellness facility for mental health in Kramer, and also runs support classes for students...
Preliminary Level LLB
The bulk of preliminary level LLB courses are Private Law courses. These include Foundations of South African Law, Law of Persons & Family, Law of Property and Law of Succession.
Research and Publication
The Department of Private Law has a very active research and publishing profile. Department academics are regularly involved with writing new books and publishing research on areas of Private Law.
Private Law
Private Law is the law that deals with relationships between individuals and includes, amongst many other areas of law, African Customary Law; Law of Delict, Law of Contract and Law of Property; as well as Law of Persons and Family.


Saturday, 19 October 2019
Prof Salazar rated A1 again!

The Faculty is absolutely delighted to share the news that Professor Philippe-Joseph Salazar, Co-Director of the Centre for Rhetoric Studies in the Department of Private Law, has once again been awarded an A1 rating by the National Research Foundation. 

Publication Date:
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 - 12:45
Private Law welcomes all our 2019 students!

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!

Publication Date:
Fri, 25 Jan 2019 - 16:00
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

Publication Date:
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 - 15:00