The Faculty of Law’s vision is to be an internationally-recognised leader in socially-relevant legal research and education in South Africa and in Africa. It represents the idea of a society governed by the rule of law, and pursues this idea by focusing on excellence in all divisions of jurisprudence. The full spectrum of legal research is undertaken by esteemed scholars, students and lecturers alike.
There is a total of five Research Chairs and eight Institutes, Centres and Units located in the Faculty.
Chair in International Constitutional Law
Chair in International Development Law and African Economic Relations
Barclays Chair in Banking Law in Africa
UNESCO Chair in Education Law in Africa
Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA)
Centre for Advanced Corporate and Insolvency Law
Centre for Child Law
Centre for Human Rights
Centre for Intellectual Property Law
Centre for Law and Medicine
Centre for Sports Law in Africa
International Development Law Unit (IDLU)