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About Us

We are an internationally ranked school of law based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Our students are made up of individuals who are focused on using legal skills and critical thinking to solve the world’s most difficult problems by offering them opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research topics. Our Lecturers and Professors are internationally renowned researchers and their expertise and contributions to their respective legal specialties provide valuable insights, unique perspectives, and the latest developments in the field of law.

Alongside equipping students with critical thinking skills across our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching offerings, we host three Centres – the Wits Law Clinic, the Mandela Institute and the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS). Our centres help us to produce locally significant and globally important interventions, research and advice. 

Undergraduate Programme

As you embark on your legal journey at the Wits School of Law, we are thrilled to extend a warm welcome to our beautiful campus—a place where future cutting-edge lawyers are nurtured and shaped.


Postgraduate Programme

Congratulations on your excellent choice of choosing to study your postgrad at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Law. We hope that you will have an academically meaningful and enriching experience at one of the best Universities in Africa.