The Centre for Law and Society (CLS) is an innovative multi-disciplinary centre in the Faculty of Law where scholars, students and activists engage critically with, and work together on, the challenges facing contemporary South Africa at the intersection of law and society.
Through engaged research, critical teaching and robust exchange, CLS aims to shape a new generation of scholars, practitioners and activists, and to build the field of relevant legal theory, scholarship and practice, that is responsive to our context in South Africa and Africa.
The Centre provides an interactive space to collaborate on solutions to pressing social injustices, and incubates people, ideas and projects to promote justice.
Upcoming events ....
Wakanda Forever? CLS will be hosting a Law and Society in Africa seminar, this Tuesday (22 May), looking at some of the themes emerging from the movie Black Panther. Join us for a discussion on how the movie may help shape our re-imagining of the the sociopolitical and economic structure of the continent in the hopes of building a truly wealthy egalitarian continent where assertions such as 'wakanda forever' induce pride in the African identity.
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CLS will be hosting Mandi Mudarikwa (Legal Resources Centre), Bronwyn Pithey (Women Legal Centre) and activists from the Social Justice Coalition for the first With(Out) Law of 2018.
Join us on Wednesday 23 May, as we explore themes under the question: How the law can be used in support of activism, and what challenges that poses. The conversation will engage with several issues including activists resorting to judicial overreliance and accessing the law in the absence of effective policing.
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