About Us

The Faculty of Law of the University of Fort Hare was established in 1961. Throughout the years, the Faculty has remained or remains the academic and scholarly home of many notable judges, magistrates, legal practitioners (advocates, attorneys), philanthropists, legal academics, business leaders and politicians.

The Faculty of Law offers traditional law programmes, for example, LLB, LLM by both coursework and full dissertation and LLD degrees. Some of these programmes covers very specific niche areas such as Cyber Law, Law and 4IR, Legal Informatics, Competition Law and Regulation and Aviation Law.

Our Faculty operations are furthermore bolstered by the multiple flagship initiatives or activities covered by the UNESCO ‘OR’ Tambo Chair of Human Rights and the UFH Legal Aid Clinic. This is through the community engagement and outreach programmes in communities like the Ntselamanzi in Alice and Duncan Village in East London.

The Faculty staff (academic and support) and students participate in a multitude initiatives that responds or are based on the Constitutional values of human dignity, equality and freedoms.

The Faculty is proud of the achievements of its staff, NRF Rating, membership of scientific bodies, and students through participation and showing excellence in national and international Moot Court competitions. These achievements contribute to the Faculty’s objective to produce suitably skilled and well-rounded law graduates who will make a significant contribution to society and the legal profession.