Postgraduate Studies in Commercial Law
The Faculty offers a wide range of postgraduate options at PGDip and LLM levels
Commercial Law
UCT's Commercial Law Department is one of three departments in the Faculty of Law
Commercial Law Courses
The Commercial Law Department teaches more than 75 courses at undergraduate level, and many more at PGDip and LLM level.
Commercial Law Staff
The department's academics are involved in a range of research projects and focus areas related to Commercial Law - and are authors of some of South Africa's top Commercial Law textbooks.


Welcome to the Department of Commercial Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town.

Commercial Law is that body of law which regulates and develops the business world – contracts, companies, partnerships, insolvency, labour law, tax law, shipping law, competition law and so on. As such it is integrally linked to professional legal practice and the business world, to mergers and acquisitions, business schemes and development, national and international trade, and dispute resolution.

We invite you to explore this website. We have set out the teaching areas at undergraduate, LLB, and post-graduate levels. The research areas of members of the department indicate the department’s expertise and current interests. We also have a linked site, which is a specialist company law resource.

We hope that the information provided will answer your questions about the Department. You are welcome to contact us for additional information.