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Law Faculty hosts international conference on the history and future of the civil law tradition

The civil law tradition, which originated in Europe, has had a considerable influence globally. Over the weekend of 17 to 18 February 2018, a group of international scholars met at the Stellenbosch University Law Faculty to deliberate on aspects of the recent history and future of this tradition within Europe, as well as within some…

Enelia Jansen van Rensburg obtains LLD degree

Enelia Jansen van Rensburg (Department of Mercantile Law) recently successfully defended her LLD dissertation at the University of Pretoria. The title of her dissertation is as follow: “A South African perspective on the meaning of ‘beneficial ownership’ in Article 10 of the OECD Model Tax Convention on Income and Capital in the context of conduit…

LLD degree to be awarded to Bernard Wessels

The Faculty is proud to confirm that Bernard Wessels (Department of Private Law) will receive his LLD degree at the March 2018 graduation ceremony. In his dissertation (Developing the South African law of delict: the creation of a statutory compensation fund for crime victims), Bernard Wessels evaluates the compensatory relief that South African law currently provides…

Legal Aid Clinic relocates

The Legal Aid Clinic, which has served a large number of individuals in the Boland region, will find a new home from 11 December 2017. As part of its strategic goals, and in association with the Law Faculty at Stellenbosch University (SU), the Legal Aid Clinic will move from 44 Banhoek Road to 18-24 Crozier Street. The move…

Annual Roman Law Moot Court

The final of the seventh annual SU Roman Law Moot Court competition took place on the 13th of October 2017. This year’s competition was generously sponsored by Allen & Overy. The six members of the winning team shared a R5000 cash price. The set of facts was drafted by Prof Dr Richard Gamauf of the…

National Review of the Bachelor of Laws programme

The Council on Higher Education (CHE) informed Stellenbosch University on Tuesday 10 November that it has decided to keep the status of our LLB’s accreditation ‘conditional accreditation’. Although they are satisfied with our improvement plan relating to student diversity they requested additional information about the SU language policy with specific reference to the diversity profiles…

Inaugural Lecture: Prof Annika Rudman

Violations of women’s human rights are rampant on the African continent, said Prof Annika Rudman of the Department of Public Law at Stellenbosch University on Thursday (26 October 2017). She delivered her inaugural lecture in the Old Main Building on the Stellenbosch campus. Rudman said millions of African women who suffer from discrimination, violence and…

Good read: a truly South African novel on copyright law

It is about time! Great news for those in need of new, good fiction in the courtroom drama sub-genre with a truly South African perspective – the new book The Summit Syndrome has just been published by Authorhouse UK. And the best part – it is set as a copyright infringement case authored by the man who knows how to tell…

LAW TEAM REACHES LEXISNEXIS MOOT COURT FINALS

The Law Faculty sent two teams to participate in the 2017 National LexisNexis moot court competition from 4 to 8 October 2017, held in Pretoria.  These teams consisted of two students each (ms Kathleen Henning and ms Jodie Muller, and ms Gretchen Jansen and mr Earl Coleman), selected from the top performers in the mock…

Law students receive Rector’s Award

Stellenbosch University (SU)’s top students who excelled in areas such as academics, sports, leadership and social impact were honoured with Rector’s Awards for Excellent Achievement 2017 on Thursday (5 October 2017). The annual award ceremony took place at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS). Cecile van Schalkwyk received the award for being the top master’s…