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.



Upcoming Conference in 2017

The Law and Development Conference Program

The Law and Development Institute and the Centre for Comparative Law
in Africa (CCLA), the University of Cape Town, co-host the eighth annual
conference in law and development. Over forty leading scholars and experts
from Africa, North and South Americas, Asia, and Europe present papers
over two days on essential law and development topics relevant to Africa,
such as legal pluralism and effective governance for development in Africa;
law and industrial promotion in Africa; law and natural resources development
in Africa; intellectual property rights and development; law, poverty alleviation,
and sustainable development; and human rights and conservation.
Date: September 7 and 8, 2017
Venue: Seminar Room, School of Economics Building (tentative), Middle
Campus University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
-    Registration: Click here to Register Online
-    For Details of the Conference Schedule, click here