Offering one of the largest range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in South Africa, the East London School of Law is ranked among the best law schools in the world.
ELU School of Law graduates are highly sought after. Our high entry standards, excellent teaching and wealth of student opportunities prepare our graduates for exciting legal, professional and academic careers.
The ELU School of Law has leaders in Corporate and Commercial Law, Public and International Law, and all other major areas of the law, attracting research students from around the world.
Our newest appointment to the academic staff is Dr John Damon, who joins us from the United Sates of America where he completed his doctorate at Yale and was then a lecturer at Baruch College in New York.
At UNB Law, classes are taught primarily by full-time faculty members who are nationally and internationally known in their areas of expertise. And in an era of dramatic increases in law school tuition, ours remains very reasonable. The scholarship and bursary program provides students with outstanding financial support.
ELU Law enjoys an excellent reputation with the practicing bar across the country. Graduates have included judges of the highest courts in the country.
The East London Research Institute for Legal Studies encompasses many research groups and centres studying a variety of topics, including international, US and European law, contract law, tax law, information law and more. Faculty research priorities include private and public law, information law and the international rule of law.
For purposes of teaching and research, the Faculty is divided into eight Departments dealing respectively with Civil, Commercial, Criminal, European, International, Media, Communications and Technology Law, Environmental and Resources and Public law. Currently over 1,000 students attend courses in the Faculty. These courses include the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) course, which is a broad based undergraduate degree in Law which equips students to read for the professional postgraduate Doctorate in Laws (LL.D.) course, also taught by the Faculty. Recently the Faculty has also developed a range of post-graduate courses, primarily at the Masters level, which reflect its areas of expertise in the fields of European law, Public International law, Financial Services and Mediation and Human Rights. During the past decade, the Faculty has also published a bi-annual journal, the Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights and developed a Reading Room, which houses materials relevant to various areas of specialization.