CLS Blog Spot Competition
On the 21st of June the winners of the CLS Blogspot Competition, Kagiso Maphalle, Philile Ntuli and Catherine Kruyer, joined the CLS Team for dinner and a performance of The Fall at the Baxter Theatre.
The Centre for Law and Society recently welcomed Vitima Jere and Nolundi Luwaya to the CLS team. Vitima (left), a full-time staff member since early 2017, will be co-ordinating all the Centre’s Hub-related activities and events. Nolundi joins the...
SocioLegal Studies Early Career Workshop 2017
This is a call for paper submissions to the inaugural Sociolegal Studies Early Career Workshop to be held 17-19 August 2017 at the University of Cape Town (UCT) Faculty of Law.
1st Law and Society in Africa Conference
CLS, in partnership with the Law and Society Association (and with financial support from the Ford Foundation/IIE and the Constitutionalism Fund), hosted the first Law and Society in Africa Conference entitled ‘Dynamism, Liminality, Reality?
LSA in Africa 2016 - Day 1
Director of the Centre for Law and Society Kelley Moult welcomed conference delegates from across Africa and beyond to the 1st Law in Society in Africa Conference.
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The Centre is an innovative and multi-disciplinary hub located in the Law Faculty at UCT, which strives to be a place where scholars, students and activists engage critically with, and work together on, the challenges facing contemporary South Africa and Africa at the intersection of law and society.

Through socio-legal research, teaching and critical exchange, the centre aims to shape a new generation of lawyers, scholars, practitioners and activists working at the law and society interface, and to build the field of responsive and relevant legal theory, scholarship and practice. We are committed to social justice, constitutionalism and transformation, and aim to provide an interactive space to collaborate on solutions to pressing social injustices, and to incubate ideas and projects to promote justice.

We host a vibrant mix of young and established researchers, working across a range of disciplines, including development studies, law, anthropology and history, and we actively support the work of public intellectuals.