School of Law

Faculty of Management, Commerce and Law

Head of School’s Welcome Message

Welcome to the School of Law at the University of Venda.

The School of Law has only one site of delivery in Thohoyandou and is housed within the Faculty of Management, Commerce and Law. Inspired by the institutional Plan of 2021-2025, the School aims to produce well-rounded law and criminal justice graduates in an environment underpinned by student centredness and engaged scholarship, entrepreneurship, governance for outstanding scholarship and linkages, partnerships and internationalisation.

I warmly welcome our first years and returning students to the School of Law in 2022 and wish them all the best in their sojourn at UNIVEN. I also welcome our hard-working academic and support staff, who are the anchors of the academic project. We are very proud of our Law and Criminal Justice Programmes at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, managed under the academic departments of Criminal Justice, Mercantile & Private Law and Public Law. The Law Clinic is also a vital cog in the wheel of the School of Law – the Law Clinic provides practical legal training to law students and offers legal services to indigent members of our immediate community.

In terms of its vision, which is inspired by its institutional counterpart, our School aspires to be at the forefront of transformative tertiary education in law and criminal justice and produce graduates who are locally relevant and globally competitive.

Prof L. Ndlovu (LLD)
Head of School

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Professor Lonias Ndlovu

Professor Lonias Ndlovu

Director School of Law

Mrs Siphorogo


Tel: +25 15 962 8311


To be at the centre for legal education, training and research that promotes rural and regional development in Southern Africa.


Inspired by the University of Venda vision and mission, the School of Law employs appropriate learning methodologies and research in offering a range of qualifications in law and criminal justice that is responsive to the development needs of the Southern African region.

Undergraduate ProgrammesCodeDuration
Baccalaureus Artium (Juris Criminalis)BA (CRM)3 Years
Baccalureus Legum UndergraduateLLB (NU)4 Years
Postgraduate DegreesCodeDuration
Magister Legum (Master of Laws)LLM
Baccalaureus Artium Honoribus (Juris Criminalis)BA (Hons) CRM
Magister Artium (Juris Criminalis)MA (CRM)
Career opportunities
Advocate, Attorney, Prosecutor, Legal Adviser, Magistrate, Judge, Lawyer
in the public and corporative sector, international relations, international organisations, national or
international nongovernmental organisations and academic fields.
Career opportunities in Criminal Justice – Police and Traffic Officer, Lecturer, Self-employment eg
private practice, Criminologist, Administrative Officer in the fields of criminology and policing in
the private or public sector, Researcher.


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August 15, 2018
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Students and staff warned to never fake sexual harasment

April 20, 2018
On 11 April 2018, the Department of Public Law-Gender and Law in the University of Venda (Univen) School of Law...
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Univen School of Law honours uMama Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela-Mandela with a Memorial Service

April 14, 2018
Photo of uMama Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela Mandela The University of Venda School of Law held a memorial service to honour...
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Racism And Hate Speech To Be Criminalised……

May 10, 2016
“Everybody has got a right to freedom of speech but it is limited that you cannot propagate war, use hate...
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