Bringing law and order with distinction

09 December 2002
Mastering the law: Refreshed and ready to take their places in the Law Faculty are UCT and London University College graduates Lee Ann Tong (left) and Tracy Gutuza.

UCT graduates Lee Ann Tong and Tracy Gutuza are celebrating good but hard-earned news with members of UCT's Law Faculty. The pair will be awarded their LLM Law degrees — which they read for at London's University College — with merit.

Both women are part of the UCT Law Faculty's three-year staff development programme, which gives graduates from disadvantaged communities the opportunity to study overseas for a year and afterwards become an integral part of the Faculty.

The duo recently returned from London where Tong has been reading for her LLM in Intellectual Property and Information Technology, and Gutuza in International Tax Law.

“Personally I found that the courses were very challenging because there was a lot of reading that had to be done,” notes Gutuza, who says the programme allowed her to broaden her horizons socially and academically.

Both women completed their undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at UCT and in 2003 return to UCT as lecturers in the Law Faculty, Gutuza in Commercial Law and Tong in Trademark Copyright and The Foundations of Law.

The Law Faculty has so far had great success with their staff development programme, which has also recently welcomed back to its fold current Business Law I lecturer Thato Seroto who received his LLM from the Washington College of Law in the United States.

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