EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS OF GRADUANDS
• An increased demand for administrative and social justice. The fight against corruption, graft and abuse of power will be intensified and the direction and nature of this fight will, to a large extent, be determined by legal professionals.
• There is an increased need for groundbreaking research into the confluence of the rule of Law and traditional norms and practices. Thought leadership is required to identify a framework that allows these to operate in acomplimentary manner.
• As private practice and politics draw increasing numbers of trained legal professionals, a real challenge looms to ensure that there is regeneration of Faculty and researchers to serve the needs of Faculty.
• Highly complex developments in the structure of business relationships. Organisations are increasingly leveraging capabilities into partnerships. These raise challenges in terms of deal structuring, definition of contractual relationships and arbitration.
• Increased integration of the developing world into the global economy. As a result, keen attention is increasingly paid to the business-friendliness of nations and this is often assessed using the existence of a reliable legal framework. It also means that, in almost all courses offered in the wider University, there is the need for a legal component.
• The Faculty of Law is distinguished by an enviable pedigree. From its inception, it has been a seat of intellectual excellence, a fact borne out by the international achievements and stature of its alumni. From government to commerce, academia to industry, alumni of the Faculty have demonstrated scholarship and leadership. These achievements provide the allure to attract the brightest and the best to participate in sustaining these achievements.