Undergraduate study A legal education at Wits does not simply give students exposure to top international academics and leading legal research, we build critical thinking skills amongst our students that can be used for problem-solving beyond the legal world.
Postgraduate study The School offers two postgraduate programmes by coursework aimed at law graduates and legal professionals: the Postgraduate Diploma in Law and the LLM by Coursework and Research Report. We also offer an LLM by research and a PhD programme.
Academic staff Academic staff members and research interests, including Mandela Institute, CALS, and the Law Clinic faculty and staff.
Wits Law Clinic 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.
CALS 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.
Mandela Institute 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.