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Acta Juridica 2008 to come out of the Department of Private Law
Thu, 16 Oct 2008 - 16:18

The theme for this year's edition of the Acta Juridica is 'Dignity'. The collection of essays, which will be edited by Professor Drucilla Cornell and Dr Jaco Barnard-Naude is based on papers presented at the highly successful Dignity Conference, held at the Faculty on 26th and 27th of July 2007.

National Research Foundation A-Ratings
Thu, 16 Oct 2008 - 16:00

Last year saw two members of the department, Professors Danie Visser and Drucilla Cornell, being awarded A-ratings by the National Research Foundation.

Teaching Assistants 2019: Applications now open
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 - 08:15

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.

A/Prof Alistair Price awarded P-status by the National Research Foundation
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 - 15:00

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

Teaching Assistant Positions - 2015
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 - 12:45

The UCT Law Faculty hopes to appoint a number of LLB graduates to act as teaching  assistants during 2015.  

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). Although this is a full-time position, you will be given substantial time in which to pursue your own research interests. We strongly encourage TAs to register for graduate research degrees; candidates who plan to do so will be given preference in the selection process. TAs qualify for the staff fee rebate.

Private Law TAs Mary Jiyani and Martin Fischer off to Oxford
Tue, 03 May 2016 - 10:45

Mary Jiyani and Martin Fischer, both teaching assistants in the Department, are off to Oxford this month to read for the prestigious BCL degree. Mary, who is from Malawi, is a recipient of both the Mandela Rhodes and the Rhodes Scholarships, while Martin is a Chevening Scholar. Both taught Comparative Legal History at UCT, and plan to specialise in advanced private law theory at Oxford.

Recently published: Professor Helen Scott op-ed published in The Conversation
Mon, 02 May 2016 - 12:00

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.

Professor Hanri Mostert appointed to SARChI Chair
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 - 10:30

Professor Hanri Mostert is one of five prominent female researchers at UCT to have been awarded South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) Chairs in their respective fields as part of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and National Research Foundation (NRF) initiative to promote women in research.

Recently published: Commentary on the Consumer Protection Act
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 - 11:00

“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.

Just Published - de Waal and Paleker, South African Law of Succession and Trusts: The past meeting the present and thoughts for the future
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 - 17:15

South African Law of Succession and Trusts: The past meeting the present and thoughts for the future has just been published by Juta, both as a freestanding volume and as the 2014 edition of Acta Juridica. The editors are Professor Mohamed Paleker of this Department and Professor Marius de Waal of Stellenbosch.

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Professor Chuma Himonga hosts workshop on customary marriage
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 - 14:00

On the 11th and 12th of February 2014, the National Research Foundation Chair in Customary Law at the University of Cape Town, Professor Chuma Himonga, in collaboration with Dr. Elena Moore and the National Movement of Rural Women, hosted a validation workshop on the preliminary findings of a study on "The Operation of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act (RCMA) and Rules of Intestate Succession handed down by the Constitutional Court in Bhe v Magistrate Khayelitsha".

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