School of Law
Located in Johannesburg, South Africa, the School of Law is a premier institution for legal studies on the African continent.
Students can expect to be stimulated and challenged by a rigorous academic programme, delivered by some of South Africa's most prominent legal academics. We aim to deliver innovative and transformative legal research and thinking, which is complemented by the work of the Law School's associated centres and clinics.
The Mandela Institute offers continuing professional development in the form of stand-alone short courses. These courses are aimed at practitioners and law graduates who wish to gain new knowledge or update their skills, or to graduates who want to learn about various aspects of the law.
The Centre for Applied Legal Studies is a civil society organisation based at the School of Law. CALS connects the worlds of both academia and social justice. CALS’ vision is a socially, economically and politically just society where repositories of power, including the state and the private sector, uphold human rights
The University Law Clinic has been in operation for over forty years. It started as a small advice office with the assistance of students who participated on a voluntary basis. In 1989 the course Practical Legal Studies became a compulsory course for all final year law students.