1st Law and Society in Africa Conference
The Centre for Law and Society at the University of Cape, and the Law and Society Association, will jointly host the first Law and Society in Africa Conference from 9-11 December 2016. Entitled ‘Dynamism, Liminality, Reality? Policy, Research and...
POSTPONED: With(Out) Law Conversation: Is Constitutionalism in Crisis?
EVENT POSTPONED: After much internal discussion and a careful reading of unfolding events over the past two weeks on UCT’s campus, the Centre for Law and Society has taken the difficult decision of postponing the “Is Constitutionalism in Crisis?”...
New Director for CLS
Dr Kelley Moult took over as Director of the Centre for Law and Society at the beginning of 2016. Under her leadership, the Centre has articulated an exciting new vision that aims to rethink its contribution to the transformation agenda – a...
Launch of PhD ProSeminar Series
On the 7th of April 2016, Professor Dee Smythe and Dr. Kelley Moult convened the first meeting of their PhD ProSeminar Series aimed at providing a space for PhD students, under their supervision, to engage critically around issues related to their...
Launch of 2016 Methods Café
A new initiative of the Centre, we will launch the Methods Café in 2016.
Home > Home > Home


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.