(Including the Institute of Development and Labour Law)
Head of Department:Associate Professor R.le Roux
The Department of Commercial Law is the biggest department in the Law Faculty. It is staffed by many novice academic staff finishing LLM degrees or working on PhD degrees. Longer-serving academic staff members are working on new books or on new editions of established works.
The Department has an increasing number of PhD and LLM by dissertation students and teaches most of the students who are taking the LLM by coursework and the Postgraduate Diplomas in Law.
In the LLB programme the Department teaches compulsory courses in Corporation Law and Commercial Transactions and offers optional courses to final year students.The Department also offers specialised commercial law courses to nearly 2600 students from other faculties.