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Prof John Mubangizi, Dean: Faculty of Law
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Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Faculty of Law at the University of the Free State. I am honoured to be entrusted with the leadership of one of the most highly respected faculties of law in the country, which comprises three departments (Mercantile Law, Private Law, and Public Law), the School of Financial Planning Law, the UFS Law Clinic, and the Free State Centre for Human Rights. 

Our mission of promoting and educating righteousness and conscious jurisprudence informs everything we do. It is part of what drives us to be at the forefront of exploring how best we can contribute to shaping society and transforming the legal profession.

I hope you will take the time to explore our website and know more about our faculty. In so doing, you will learn that what is most important to us, is our students and staff. You will also learn that the faculty is dedicated to cultivating the highest standards of legal education and research. Accordingly, we offer an environment of intellectual openness and academic integrity that is conducive to professional readiness and life-long learning. Not only are we committed to excellence in teaching and research, but we also seek to promote sound habits, discipline of mind, a high degree of ethical self-awareness, and a spirit of enterprise and innovative thinking among our students.

We are committed to transformation in line with the university’s Integrated Transformation Plan (ITP). Hence, it is our aim to continue to attract students from different cultures and diverse backgrounds. It is also our aim to provide appropriate and relevant programmes that will enable our students to grow intellectually during their stay at the UFS. We shall also endeavour to continue to attract academics of a high standard to add to the existing group, many of whom are eminent and respected scholars in their fields of specialisation.

Thank you for visiting our web page.

Professor John C Mubangizi


FACULTY CONTACT

Mrs Sophie Maasdorp
T: + 27 51 401 2451
F: + 27 51 401 3043

E: law@ufs.ac.za

Equitas Building
UFS Bloemfontein Campus

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