Wits Law



Wits Law, Located in Johannesburg, South Africa, the School of Law is a premier institution for legal studies on the African continent.



Students can expect to be stimulated and challenged by a rigorous academic programme, delivered by some of South Africa’s most prominent legal academics. We aim to deliver innovative and transformative legal research and thinking, which is complemented by the work of the Law School’s associated centres and clinics.



About Us

Situated in Johannesburg in the commercial heart of South Africa and the continent, the Oliver Schreiner School of Law is one of Africa’s top law schools, and its graduates are among the leading lights in the legal fraternity.


Established in 1922, the Oliver Schreiner School of Law has a long-established reputation as a premier centre for legal studies. Students refine their abilities to analyse and solve problems, argue from a position of weakness or strength, and work effectively under pressure. In addition to a sound theoretical education, students have the opportunity to gain hands-on, real-world legal experience through exposure to the final-year Practical Legal Studies component of the law degree, and have access to a wide range of electronic databases, IT services, as well as a three-storey library and research space located centrally in the Law School Building. We pride ourselves on teaching students the values of democracy and justice.



Academic programmes

The School of Law provides a range of courses for study, which provide students with a substantive, engaging, and holistic view of the law in South Africa.

Undergraduate programmes

For Information or clarification regarding undergraduate study, please contact:
Ms Shobhna Sugam
Room 12, Ground Floor, Oliver Schreiner Building, Braamfontein Campus West
Tel: 27 (0) 11 717 8401

Mr Wanda Ndlozi
Room 07, Ground Floor, Oliver Schreiner Building, Braamfontein Campus West
Tel: 27 (0) 11 717 8474

Email: Undergraduate.Law@wits.ac.za

Please note that applications are handled by the Student Enrolment Centre (see link in quick links)

Postgraduate programmes

Postgraduate & Masters degrees:

Ms Lerato Phiri
Room 47, First Floor, Oliver Schreiner Building, Braamfontein Campus West
Tel: 27 (0) 11 717 8480



Lerato.Phiri@wits.ac.za

Doctoral degrees:

Ms Claire Joseph
Postgraduate Research Officer
Claire.Joseph@wits.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 8471

Contact us

Administrative Staff

Professor Wesahl Domingo

Head of School
Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 8425
Wesahl.Domingo@wits.ac.za 

Ms Hafiza Wadee

Personal Assistant to the Head of School
Room 22, Ground Floor, Oliver Schreiner School of Law Building, Braamfontein Campus West
Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 8412
Fax2Email: +27 (0) 86 506 4107
Hafiza.Wadee@wits.ac.za

Administrative Manager

Ms Shobhna Sugam

Room 12, Ground Floor, Oliver Schreiner School of Law Building, Braamfontein Campus West
Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 8401
Shobhna.Sugam@wits.ac.za

Undergraduate enquiries

Room 5, Ground Floor, Oliver Schreiner School of Law Building, Braamfontein Campus West
Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 8422
Undergraduate.Law@wits.ac.za 

Postgraduate enquiries

Ms Lerato Phiri

(Postgraduate diploma, LLM by coursework, LLM by dissertation)
Room 61, 1st Floor, Oliver Schreiner School of Law Building, braamfontein Campus West
Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 8480
Lerato.Phiri@wits.ac.za

Ms Claire Joseph

(PhD)
Room 48, 1st Floor, Oliver Schreiner School of Law Building, Braamfontein Campus West
Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 8471
PhD.Law@wits.ac.za

Ms Mashakoane Moraba

Mandela Institute (Postgraduate Certificate Courses)
+27 (0) 11 717 8438
Mashakoane.Moraba@wits.ac.za

Strategic Partnerships

Ms Adanma Yisa

Room 13, Ground Floor, Oliver Schreiner School of Law Building, Braamfontein Campus West
Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 8436
Adanma.Yisa@wits.ac.za

Events Co-ordinator

Ms Asma Ooni

Room 29, Ground Floor, Oliver Schreiner School of Law Building, Braamfontein Campus West
Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 8437
Asma.Ooni@wits.ac.za 

Physical and postal address:

Oliver Schreiner School of Law Building
Braamfontein Campus West
Johannesburg,
2000
South Africa

School of Law,
Private Bag 3,
Wits, 2050,
Johannesburg, South Africa



Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 8429
Fax: +27 (0) 11 717 8539
Enquiries.Law@wits.ac.za