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.
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.
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...
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.