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The Faculty of Law at North-West University provides quality legal education, undertakes focused research and is involved in the community. The Faculty’s goal is to equip law students with the knowledge, ethics and skills that they will need in their professional lives, and also to expand the science of law through the research our staff and postgraduate students conduct in the service of justice and democracy.
We offer quality legal education and focused research, and are involved in our community.
We offer law programmes across three campuses, including a Community Law Centre in Mahikeng and a Law Clinic in Potchefstroom. We therefore have a presence in, and understanding of, urban and rural environments.
In our undergraduate studies we offer well-rounded curricula that incorporate public law, legal philosophy and sound exposure to private and mercantile law underpinned by criminal and procedural law. The postgraduate offerings on master’s and doctoral levels encompass diverse fields, including environmental law and governance, estate law and trade law.
We strive to be the gathering place of choice for diverse, interesting and dynamic people with an interest in law and our constitutional democracy. We seek out partnerships with students and researchers who share our commitment to the service of justice.
We promise the sustained provision of inspired and ethical legal education, backed by relevant, forward-looking research and meaningful community engagement.