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Law - LLB and other law degrees (1st Year Support): Home

Research assistance, subject guides and useful library resources for first year law students, compiled by the Faculty of Law librarians

Library Times: 2024

UPDATE❗️ 

Library Opening Times: 2024

#UJLibrary - 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?

Need help from the UJ Law Library? 

Click on this link:

UJ Law Library Help

 

Generic Online Training Sessions, Workshops and Videos

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

Wireless Access

Sources of Law

Two types of information sources are available for law:

Primary Sources refer to original material and the body of the law itself.

Examples that can be found in hard copy as well as electronically in the law library are:

  • Law Reports/ Case Law/ Judgments;
  • Legislation/ Act/ Statutes;
  • Government Gazettes.
  • Treaties and Conventions

Secondary Sources derive from primary sources of law and offer commentary on those sources.

Examples that can be found in hard copy as well as electronically in the law library are:

  • Reference Sources (dictionaries, encyclopedias & noter-ups);
  • Law books (text books);
  • Loose-leaf publications (regularly updated);
  • Law Journals;
  • Yearbooks.                  

Printing Information

You can make use of the guides below on how to print your documents.

PLEASE NOTE: When accessing Web Printing, your browser may alert you by saying that the website is either 'Unsafe' or that you do not have access to the site. Below this warning box will be an "Advanced" button. Click on the "Advanced" button and another link will appear below this saying "Proceed to website", once again click on this link and you will be redirected to the web printing home page to then upload your documents.

 

Online Events

Find all upcoming library events here and attend via Zoom

Welcome to the First Year Support Library Guide

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

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 specific assistance to undergraduate or postgraduate students, please refer to the relevant law library user guides.

Please explore this guide and contact the librarians or law library assistants if you need any further assistance.

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.

Faculty Librarian Law

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

Information Librarian Law

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

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:

lawlic@uj.ac.za

011 559 2593