Welcome to the School of Law at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). The School of Law falls within the College of Law and Management Studies and operates on both the Howard College and Pietermaritzburg Campuses. The School is currently being led by Professor Managay Reddi as the Dean and Head of School.
The School is one of the largest contact Law schools in South Africa. The undergraduate LLB Degree is offered on both campuses with a common curriculum.
One of the focal points within the School is the development of sound relations with the legal profession through ongoing consultation with various roleplayers within the profession as well as the development and facilitation of graduate recruitment programmes.
This has resulted in emphasis being placed on skills development within the LLB - with particular focus on legal, professional and general skills. Graduates are highly sought after across a wide range of legal careers.
The School also offers a number of LLM programmes that can be taken over one year (full time) or two years (part-time). These programmes are designed to develop and enhance skills in legal research and writing as well as academic knowledge in the chosen sphere of expertise. They are all taught by experts in these particular fields and will result in a general rounding-off of a legal education irrespective of whether candidates have recently graduated or have been pursuing careers in various fields of law over the years.
We are confident that your links to the School of Law will be productive and rewarding.
Virtually every institution of significance operating in the economy today, whether it is public or private, national or international, employs legally qualified staff at various levels and in several capacities. Some of these employees may think of themselves as business people, politicians, or government officials rather than lawyers. The fact remains, however, that the LLB degree provided the broad gateway leading to their particular specialisation.
With the expansion of law in modern times, the career options open to LLB graduates have increased exponentially. An LLB degree from an internationally recognised institution such as UKZN is highly marketable in almost every part of the globe.
Law is not just for Lawyers
In addition to careers within the legal profession, the LLB degree opens doors to a wide range of global career options including:
Law – Broaden your Horizons
Don’t limit your scope – opt for a career in Law and open yourself up to a limitless range of career options by specializing in:
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Law Professions Day has been Keeping Students Informed for 10 years
[16 March, 2017] Law students in Pietermaritzburg and Durban turned up in their numbers to benefit from information supplied by prospective employers at the annual Law Professions Day.
First Year Law Students Take Oath
[10 March, 2017] First year students at UKZN’s School of Law took an oath during a Pledge Ceremony at the Howard College Theatre during which they committed to act with integrity- both as students and legal practitioners - and be guardians of South Africa’s Constitution.
Law Academic to Serve on Magistrates Commission
[10 March, 2017] Law Lecturer Mr Maropeng Mpya has been selected by the Society for Law Teachers of Southern Africa Association to serve as its representative at the Magistrates Commission.
Research on Public Protests Wins Law Academic Top Award
[15 Feb, 2017] UKZN academic Mr Khulekani Khumalo’s inaugural presentation at the Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa (SLTSA) Conference earned him the Best First Time Presenter prize.
Law Academic Completes Inaugural Acting High Court Judge Tenure
[09 Feb, 2017] UKZN’s Professor Nomthandazo Ntlama served as an acting judge of the Bisho High Court in the Eastern Cape in November and December last year.
Law Professor Plays an Active Role at UN Legal Aid Conference in Buenos Aires
[02 Dec, 2016] Professor David McQuoid-Mason of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies presented a paper at the 2nd International Conference on Access to Justice and Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems in Buenos Aires.
Annual Ellie Newman Moot Court Final a Roaring Success!
[28 Nov, 2016] Winning the annual Ellie Newman Moot Court competition, beating 320 participants by showcasing outstanding legal skills, is a sure sign that fourth-year Law student Mr Elisha Kunene is equipped for success in the legal profession.
UKZN Law Academics Contribute to DIT Intellectual Property Consultative Framework
[02 Nov, 2016]A group of School of Law academics is part of a team of experts, scholars and pro-access to medicines advocates who have contributed to the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DIT) Intellectual Property Consultative Framework.
UKZN Law Student Makes History
[02 Nov, 2016]Fourth-year Law student Ms Pearl Biyela has become the first woman to be appointed National President of the Black Lawyers Association Student Chapter (BLAsc).
Street Law Democracy for All Workshop Held at UKZN
[17 Nov, 2016]A three-day Street Law Democracy for All Workshop was presented by Professor David McQuoid-Mason of UKZN’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and Advocates Ms Devina Perumal and Mr Lesala Mofokeng of the School of Law on the Howard College campus.
Law and Management Studies Academics in UKZN’s Top 30 Researchers List
[14 Oct, 2016]Five College of Law and Management academics are in the University’s Top 30 researcher rankings for 2015.
High Tea Celebration for Book Publications
[11 Oct, 2016]The College of Law and Management Studies recently hosted a Book and Book Chapters High Tea Celebration.
Research Excellence Celebrated at College of Law and Management Studies
[11 Oct, 2016]The College of Law and Management Studies celebrated great strides in research during its recent Research Days which saw over 80 academics and postgraduate students showcasing quality research done in the College’s various disciplines.
Master of Laws Graduate Runner-up in Law Reform Essay Contest
[22 Sep, 2016] An essay by Masters of Law graduate Mr Sibusiso Mbutho has won second place in the 2015 Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition.
Law Academic Wins Gold Medal at International Karate Championships
[15 Sep, 2016] Blue belt karateka and UKZN Law Lecturer Ms Suhavfa Bhamiee won a gold medal in the Individual Kata section at the recent Kimura Shukokai International KZN Karate Championships.
Law Students Treated to Women’s Day High Tea
[29 Aug, 2016] Leading global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright recently hosted 35 female Law students for a Women’s Day High Tea at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga.
Third Year Law Student Presents at Launch of Maintenance Defaulters Strategy
[29 Aug, 2016] UKZN Law student Mr Andile Mcineka was a speaker at the launch of the Department of Justice’s National Maintenance Defaulters strategy in KwaZulu-Natal.
UKZN Law Expert Speaks at Conference in Zimbabwe
[02 Sep, 2016] Professor David McQuoid-Mason of UKZN’s Law School gave two interactive presentations at a Clinical Legal Education Conference, in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Law Graduation 2017
College Open Day
College Open Day
KZN High Court Judgments