In line with the University’s vision to become “a vibrant equitable and sustainable African university, committed to teaching and research excellence,” research and the publication of research findings occupy a significant place in the Faculty of Law. The Faculty recognises that research plays a number of critical roles, including the development and maintenance of a relevant and up-to-date curriculum, fostering professional excellence (which, in turn, assures quality student learning) and providing an opportunity for researchers to make a variety of impacts: economic, social and environmental. Thus, the Faculty encourages all its academic staff and postgraduate students to undertake high-quality research and to disseminate their research findings in peer-reviewed publications, as well as at conferences, symposia, workshops and similar forums (both national and international).


The Faculty’s Research and Higher Degrees Committee serves to promote quality research, ensure compliance with research ethics and administer research-related matters within the Faculty.