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Faculty of Law

The Centre for Comparative Law in Africa (CCLA) addresses the need to devise contextually sound law and policy responses to pervasive developmental challenges facing our continent. Located in the UCT Law Faculty, the CCLA is committed to building capacity through a sound post graduate teaching, research and academic visitors programme.

A strong focus on research dissemination and professional training will also ensure that the new knowledge produced in the field of comparative law in Africa feeds into policy and practice. The CCLA engages with comparative law on a continental scale, promoting a platform for the study of legal transitions in Africa’s democracies. Its strategy of growing a network of scholars and students across the African cultural spectrum and hosting courses that reflect the diversity of legal cultures attests to the levels of excellence that the Centre strives to achieve.