The Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria ranks among the top law faculties in South Africa and currently ranks 92nd in the world in law on the THE World University Rankings 2018. The Faculty is home to 60 dedicated full-time academics, half of whom have doctoral degrees in various fields of law. These academics are supported by highly motivated administrative and support staff. Together they serve the student community and the public at large.
Writing and publishing are foremost on the Faculty’s agenda. The Faculty houses accredited legal journals and publications, such as De Jure, THRHR, the African Human Rights Law Journal, and the African Human Rights Law Reports. The Pretoria Student Law Review publishes articles by law students and is funded and supported by the Faculty and managed by law students. Academic books and publications may also be published via the Pretoria University Law Press (PULP).
The University of Pretoria language policy is flexible to accommodate students in English as well as Afrikaans. The Spring Term focuses predominantely on Human Rights topics.
Students will receive up to 12 credits towards their law degree. Only the credits and not the grades will transfer per ABA requirements. The acceptance of any credit or grade for any courses taken at the University of Pretoria including externships and other clinical offerings is subject to determination by the WCL, Office of the Registrar.
The following is a selection of courses offered during the 2019 academic year. More information on courses is available on the Faculty of Law website.
Multidisciplinary Human Rights
Global Perspectives on Law, Justice and Development