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The University of Johannesburg

Our Local Hosts | Nos hôtes locaux

University of Johannesburg Faculty of Law

Faculté de Droit de l’Université de Johannesburg

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. UJ has transformed into a diverse, inclusive, transformational and collegial institution, with a student population of over 50 000, of which more than 3000 are international students from 80 countries. This makes UJ one of the largest contact universities in South Africa (SA) from the 26 public universities that make up the higher education system.

The UJ Faculty of Law offers the traditional law programmes such as BA Law, BCom Law and LLB, as well as LLM degrees by dissertation and coursework and LLD degrees in various important fields. In addition to these degrees, the Faculty has a strong non-formal programmes division that offers postgraduate diplomas, certificates and short courses in specialised areas such as tax law, compliance, criminal justice and forensic investigation, insolvency law, labour law, corporate law and drafting of contracts.

Our Faculty and students represent the full range of diversity of a South African society based on human dignity, equality and freedom.

We are particularly proud of the Soweto Law Clinic, which is the first custom-built law clinic in the country and is intended to provide services to an area that played such an important role in the creation of our democratic society.

L’Université de Johannesburg est une institution diverse, inclusive, transformationnelle et collégiale avec une population de plus de 50 000 personnes, dont plus de 3 000 sont des étudiants internationaux provenant de 80 pays. Cela fait de l’UJ l’une des plus grandes universités de proximité d’Afrique du Sud.

La Faculté de Droit de l’UJ propose les programmes de droit traditionnels tels que BA Law, BCom Law et LLB, ainsi que des diplômes LLM par dissertation et par cours et des diplômes LLD dans divers domaines importants. La Faculté et les étudiants représentent toute la diversité d’une société sud-africaine fondée sur la dignité humaine, l’égalité et la liberté.

South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law ( SAIFAC)

Institut Sud-Africain pour le Droit Constitutionnel, Public, des Droits de l’Homme et International Avancé (SAIFAC)

The South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC) is a centre of the University of Johannesburg and a leading research centre in South Africa producing advanced research in its focus areas. SAIFAC’s vision is to be an internationally recognized centre of research excellence in its key focus areas of constitutional, human rights, public and international law.

SAIFAC’s mission is to produce advanced research in its focus areas, to foster collaboration and engagement between academics and members of the legal community across South Africa and internationally, and to advance constitutionalism, human rights and the rule of law in Southern Africa.

SAIFAC est un centre de l’Université de Johannesburg et un centre de recherche de premier plan en Afrique du Sud qui produit des recherches avancées dans ses domaines d’intérêt.

La vision de la SAIFAC est d’être un centre d’excellence en matière de recherche reconnu internationalement dans ses domaines clés que sont le droit constitutionnel, les droits de l’homme, le droit public et le droit international.

Our International Host | Notre Hôte International

International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL)
l’Association Internationale de Droit Constitutionnel (L’AIDC)

The overriding objective of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) is to provide a forum in which constitutionalists from all parts of the world can begin to understand each other’s systems, explain and reflect on their own, and engage in fruitful comparison, for a variety of purposes.

L’objectif premier de l’AIDC est d’offrir un forum dans lequel les constitutionnalistes du monde entier pourront commencer à comprendre le système constitutionnel de chacun, expliquer et réfléchir par eux-mêmes, et se livrer à des comparaisons fructueuses, dans des buts variés.

The Specific Aims of the Association Include:

  • To develop a network of constitutionalists from countries throughout the world.
  • To provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge and information about constitutional systems.
  • To examine and compare common constitutional issues and phenomena.
  • To anticipate new issues and identify approaches which might be taken to them.
  • To offer a pool of experts from which teams might be constructed to examine and provide advice on particular issues.