Faculty of law



Faculty Jacaranda

The Faculty’s vision is to be an academic centre that is respected nationally and internationally for its excellent teaching and research, and which seeks to play a productive role in the development of the Eastern Cape and Southern Africa.


In pursuit of its vision the Faculty’s mission is to produce high-quality graduates who are capable of becoming leaders in legal practice, commerce, industry, politics or academia. Its aim is to conduct sound teaching and research and to promote community engagement. The Faculty is committed to the values entrenched in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa and aims to promote justice, inclusivity and equity in our staff and students, so enabling them to become responsible, productive and ethical members of society.

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Honorary Appointments

Visiting Professors, Fellows and Research Associates

Rhodes University awards honorary titles to individuals who are not employed by the institution (with the exception of the category of Honorary Professor) but who are associated with the University in other ways in a mutually beneficial relationship. Our current visiting professors and visiting fellow are all leaders in their field, and come with a wealth of academic and practical experience, seniority and reputation. Each honorary appointment visits the Faculty annually, giving a public lecture and lectures in LLB and undergraduate law courses.