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Research assistance and useful library resources for LLM students in the Department of Mercantile Law compiled by the Faculty of Law librarians

You will find on this page:

  • The Law Library's opening hours.

  • The Law Librarians' and Law Library Assistants' contact details.

  • A link to the UJ Law Library's online support platform.

  • Information on booking the UJ Law Library's Postgraduate Research Rooms.

  • Details on how you can access subject-oriented specialist services from the Law Librarians.

  • Information on the UJ Law Library's computer, printing and wi-fi facilities.

  • Information on the UJ Library's generic online training sessions, workshops, and videos.

  • Information on UJ's Law Faculty.

  • Information on UJ's postgraduate support services.

Library Times: 2024


The UJ Library will open at 08h00 and close at 18h00 on the following days:

Saturday 25 May, 01 June, 08 June, and 15 June.

Kindly note that these changes are due to the Final Assessments starting from the 30th of May to the 21st of June 2024.


Updated Library hours from 12 February 2024.

Weekdays: 07:30 – 22:00

Saturday: 08:00 - 15:00

The 24-hour spaces will be open every Monday to Sunday for 24 hours.

How to access the  UJ Libraries:

Access to the UJ Libraries can only be granted if you have a valid UJ Card.
NB: Scan your UJ Card at the Entrance Door of the library and again at the Exit Door when you leave!
You do not need to book for library access.

Library support will also be provided online, Monday to Friday, Visit the "Need Help? Contact Us" page for further information.


Need help from the UJ Law Library? 

Click on this link:

UJ Law Library Help


Do you need academic writing support?

Book an appointment with Research Capacity Development. Click on the links below for more information.

Information: Research Capacity Development

Booking website: Writing consultations


Research Assistance:  Subject-Oriented Specialist

  • The Law Librarians provide a subject-oriented specialist service to postgraduate students and can be contacted via email or telephonically.
  • You are advised to make an appointment with one of the law librarians in order to ensure availability to help at a particular time.
  • Please email queries on the topic before coming in for the appointment and follow-up a telephone query with an e-mail. This will enable the Law Librarians to be prepared for the interview.
  • You are personally responsible for research towards and compilation of a bibliography for title and topic presentation of your dissertation.  However, the Law Librarians will be happy to advise you in this regard.


Generic Online Training Sessions, Workshops and Videos

Please choose the correct training session or workshop applicable/appropriate to your level of study.

Computers in the Law Library (Law Commons)

Computer Facilities

  • The three computers near the Law Library's entrance have a user time limit of 15 minutes. You may use the computers to conduct quick searches in UJLink (UJ Library's Catalogue) or print.
    • If you use any of the three computers for printing, please ensure that your documents are in PDF format.
  • The 20 computers in the Law Commons have access to:
      • Databases
      • UJlink (Library Catalogue)
      • Internet
      • Microsoft Word
    • These computers can only be used for legal research and for completing law assignments.
    • Please ask the Law Library Staff to assist if you find students using the computers irregularly. 

Wireless Access


Linked below are the instructions on printing from your devices:

You may use the printers on Level 6 to release documents:

  • There are four printers (photocopiers) in the Law Library.
  • Photocopying is contracted out to the maintenance company Konica Minolta, and they will deal with any queries or photocopy problems you may have.
  • Ask a Law Library Assistant to contact Konica Minolta for you. Alternatively, call them on this number: 011-559-2184.
  • Extra funds can be loaded at the machine available at the Konica Minolta Helpdesk (Foyer 1 of the UJ APK library).


Welcome to the Department of Mercantile Law Postgraduate Research Guide (LLM in Banking Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law and International Commercial Law)

This guide will not only introduce you to valuable information sources related to your Faculty, but also to the services and facilities offered to postgraduates, staff and researchers. It also provides training material that will make it easier to find subject relevant information.

The aims of the guide for the postgraduate student therefore are:

  • To make you aware of the information sources in your field of study.
  • To help you use the library and information sources, both in print and electronic format, independently and effectively.

The modules for your respective courses include:

  • Banking Law
  • Company Law
  • Corporate Finance Law
  • Corporate Insolvency Law
  • Credit Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Commercial Law A
  • International Commercial Law B
  • Ineternational Commercial Law C
  • Interpretation of Contracts
  • Tax Law: Basic Principles

Refer to the different headings for Law Reports, Legislation, Books, Reference Sources, Journals, Databases, Referencing & Citation, Dissertations & Theses, Plagiarism & Copyright, Research Management Tools, Useful Links and Open Access for more general and subject specific information.

Please explore this guide and contact the librarians or law library assistants if you need any further assistance.  The staff members of the Law Library wish to help you achieve academic success.

Good luck and everything of the very best!

2 Research rooms for LLM and LLD students now available

Meet the Law Library Team



Law Library Assistants 2024

  • Blessing Matika (Senior Law Library Assistant)
  • Maanda Litshani (Senior Law Library Assistant)
  • Mihle Duze (Law Library Assistant)
  • Nosisa Gama (Senior Law Library Assistant)
  • Rowan Tshabalala (Senior Law Library Assistant)
  • Sinoxolo Makhethetha (Law Library Assistant)
  • Siphamandla Memela (Law Library Assistant)
  • Tebogo Mothapo (Senior Law Library Assistant)
  • Thembalihle Dlamini (Senior Law Library Assistant)

Contact Info:

011 559 2593

Faculty Librarian Law

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Lizette Van Zyl
University of Johannesburg
Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
+27 11 559 3188
Subjects: Law

Information Librarian Law

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Catrin Ver Loren Van Themaat
University of Johannesburg Library
Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
011 559 3193
Subjects: Law

About the Faculty of Law

​The UJ Faculty of Law offers the traditional law programmes such as BA Law, BCom Law and LLB, as well as LLM degrees by dissertation and coursework and LLD degrees in various important fields. In addition to these degrees, the Faculty has a strong non-formal programmes division that offers postgraduate diplomas, certificates and short courses in specialised areas such as tax law, compliance, criminal justice and forensic investigation, insolvency law, labour law, corporate law, environmental law, drafting of contracts and entertainment law.

Our Faculty and students represent the full range of diversity of a South African society based on human dignity, equality and freedom. We are particularly proud of the Soweto Law Clinic (see Law Clinic​​), which is the first custom-built law clinic in the country and is intended to provide services to an area that played such an important role in the creation of our democratic society.