T he Oliver Schreiner School of Law is recognised as one of the top two law schools in the country, with a reputation for leading edge research, active public engagement, excellent teaching and rigorous training.
The School benefits from partnerships and exchange programmes with some of the most prestigious law schools from around the world, including Harvard Law School, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Colombia Law School and the World Trade Institute in Bern, Switzerland.
In various ways, the School of Law informs and is involved in South Africa’s evolving legal landscape. It is particularly renowned for the leading role it has played in shaping some of the country’s most important legislation, most notably the South African Constitution and Human Rights legislation. Individually, members of staff remain connected to the world of practice, and have acted as advisors and consultants to government departments, international organisations and the private sector. The South African Law Journal and the South African Journal of Human Rights are also edited by staff.
|A Diverse and Transformed Student and Staff Body
The School boasts a diverse student and staff body, drawn from a wide variety races, cultures and countries. Transformation sits high on the School’s agenda and a third of our staff comprises individuals from historically disadvantaged groups. The student body is represented by a vibrant Law Students’ Council.
|World-renowned Specialist Centres
The Mandela Institute is recognised for its research, policy development and teaching in various areas of international economic law, while the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) has a global reputation for independent, rigorous scholarship and the leading role it plays in furthering human rights.