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Studying Law at the University of Pretoria

Why UP Law?

How to choose between a BA (Law), BCom (Law) or straightforward four-year LLB Degree

The Faculty

Message from the Dean

Dean of the Faculty of Law: Prof Elsabe Schoeman

Welcome to the University of Pretoria, and thanks for choosing UP! Our Faculty of Law is ranked as the best place to study law in South Africa, and Africa, and we are in the top 100 law schools in the world - a feat unequalled in Africa.

We have professional links to the world’s most prestigious international bodies such as the United Nations, the European Union, the African Union, the World Bank and foreign universities.

So you can imagine that with the high quality of teaching and learning support we provide, employers are keen to hire our graduates. The legal profession is a demanding one, but the skills you will learn at UP Law will prepare you to be among the best in the field. It does not matter whether you choose an LLB, a BCom Law or a BA Law, you will have access to support from your faculty, and to some of our tailored programmes which will help you land your first job or start your own business.

You’ll be able to adjust to the world beyond university, as you’ll have the high quality of teaching and learning that is part of THE UP WAY of life. This means you’ll be able to use your skills to have a positive impact on South Africa and the world, and use your critical thinking skills to innovate and be a well-rounded, ethical individual who’s an asset to society and the workplace.

Many of our alumni have reached the apex of careers in law, some serving as judges in the high courts, the Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court, where they are playing a significant role in the execution of justice. A number of graduates have also taken up important positions in government.

Our academics worked closely on developing South Africa’s internationally acclaimed constitution, and are still very prominent role players in the legal sphere. If you register for one of our legal programmes, you’ll be able to follow in their illustrious footsteps too and achieve your own personal best.

We are a UP Law community of commitment. Commitment to justice and fairness to each other, and to our country and the world. We invite you to become part of the finest group of law students assembled in South Africa next year. Choose wisely, Choose UP!

Explore Our Campus

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The University of Pretoria's (UP) Hatfield Campus is situated in Lynnwood Road, Hillcrest, in the eastern suburbs of Pretoria. The campus is one of the most picturesque in the country. It is spread over 24 hectares and also houses most of the University's residences. The lively Hatfield cosmopolitan shopping area is within walking distance of UP's residences.

Academic Programmes

The University of Pretoria (UP) has earned the well-deserved reputation for teaching excellence for more than a century. Highly qualified academics, actively engaged in research and the generation of new knowledge, teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Read more about UP’s undergraduate programmes.

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A Student's Perspective

A day in the life of a UP Law student

UP Voices

UP Voices

UP Voices

Student Accommodation

Welcome to TuksRes - "Your home away from home"

TuksRes Intro
TuksRes Intro

Hatfield Accommodation

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House Nala

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House Khutso

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House Mags

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Tuks Ekhaya

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House TAU

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The Tower

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Morula Legae

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Other Interests

Teaching and Learning during COVID-19

Teaching and Learning during COVID-19

Many of you may be wondering what the future holds for students at the University of Pretoria (UP). UP is continuously blazing a trail with innovative 21st century teaching and learning methods. Even in the midst of a pandemic, our academic year is well on its way to successful completion. We will continue to shape employable and sought-after graduates who are prepared to take on the challenges of the world.

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Study Support

Study Support

As you embark on the amazing journey that is the life of a university student, the whole world is opening up to you.

You’ve chosen the University of Pretoria (UP) as your partner on this journey and we are honoured. We intend to stand with you every step of the way.

We strive to help you graduate on time with a range of support offerings to ensure that you can excel in an academically challenging environment.

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Financial Support

Financial Support

The University of Pretoria is proud of all the academic achievements of our students. And if you choose UP, we have the [email protected] Assist Financial Awards for new first-year students who have excelled academically.




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SRC and Student Life

SRC and Student Life

One of the best ways to make the most of your time at the University of Pretoria (UP) is to take advantage of all that our campus has to offer.

There are various student structures that organise the large variety of student life activities on campus. Experience new things, make a difference to your own life and the lives of others, and have fun doing so!

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What next?

How to apply?

We're delighted that you're interested in studying with us.


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Any further questions?

Our Course Enquiries team are ready to hear from you. You can get in touch in the following ways:


  • Cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
    South Africa
  • www.up.ac.za
  • 012 420 5241 / 012 420 5039
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