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Adv Geoff Budlender SC is keynote speaker at seminar on human rights lawyering in South Africa

The Socio-Economic Rights and Administrative Justice Research Project (SERAJ) in collaboration with the Department of Public Law, Stellenbosch Law Faculty hosted a seminar on 22 April 2015 in the Old Main Building of the Law Faculty. The keynote speaker was Adv Geoff Budlender, newly appointed Extraordinary Professor in Public Law. The seminar focused on the…

Lord Patrick Hodge delivers annual Morti Malherbe Memorial Lecture

Morti Malherbe Lesing 2015 - Lord Hodge

The annual Morti Malherbe Memorial Lecture was delivered by Lord Patrick Hodge, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.  The lecture was titled “Judicial law-making in a changing constitution” In the picture from left to right:  Prof Jacques du Plessis, Lord Patrick Hodge, Prof Juanita Pienaar and Prof Geo Quinot    

Honorary doctorate bestowed on Adv Thuli Madonsela

T Madonsela - LLD 2015

​The Public Protector, Adv Thuli Madonsela, became an “honorary Matie” on Thursday 26 March 2015. Stellenbosch University (SU) conferred honorary doctorates upon Madonsela and the visionary business leader and alumnus of the Law Faculty, Mr Michiel le Roux. The degree Doctor of Laws (LLD), honoris causa, was awarded to Adv Thuli Madonsela for her unwavering…

Professor Sandra Liebenberg awarded the Stellenbosch University’s prestigious Chancellor’s Award


On 12 December 2014, Professor Sandra Liebenberg was awarded the Stellenbosch University Chancellor’s Award – the highest award that the University bestows on members of staff – during the final graduation ceremony of 2014. Prof Liebenberg has made an exceptional contribution and is an internationally acclaimed scholar in the field of socioeconomic rights. Her field…

Prof AJ van der Walt awarded the Stellenbosch University’s prestigious Chancellor’s Award

Van der Walt

At the December 2014 graduation ceremony Prof AJ van der Walt was awarded Stellenbosch University’s prestigious Chancellor’s Award as recognition for his continued excellence in the area of research. Prof van der Walt, a Distinguished Professor of Property Law, was one of the first five academics from the social sciences and humanities across the country…

Law faculty honours Prof David Butler

Prof Max Loubser, Judge Fritz Brand, Prof David Butler and Prof Gerhard Lubbe

A special edition of the Stellenbosch Law Review, honouring the esteemed Prof David Butler, was presented at a special function in October. The function celebrated the contribution made by Prof Butler to various areas of the law, the Law Faculty and the university community. Judge Fritz Brand of the Supreme Court of Appeal, a former…

Prof Owen Dean selected for Best Lawyers in South Africa in Intellectual Property Law Practice

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The incumbent of the Chair of Intellectual Property Law, Prof Owen Dean, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the latest edition of Best Lawyers in South Africa in the practice area of Intellectual Property Law. Congratulations to Prof Dean. To be selected by one’s peers as a leading practitioner in your field is without doubt an…

Advocate Geoff Budlender SC delivers Annual Human Rights Lecture

Human Rights Lecture 2014

Advocate Geoff Budlender SC delivered the 9th Annual Human Rights Lecture on Thursday evening, 2 October, organised by the H.F. Oppenheimer Chair in Human Rights Law and the Stellenbosch University Law Faculty. The lecture, entitled Twenty Years of Democracy: The State of Human Rights,  was attended by over 200 guests, including the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof….

Hang out with your Dean – Diversity Week 2014

Diversity Day 2014

The Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert (FVZS) Institute for Student Leadership Development presented an event for deans and students to have some honest and open discussions on 30 September 2014 as part of the Diversity Week 2014.  The “Hang out with your Dean” event encouraged students to share their views on issues such as diversity, inclusivity…

First national LLB writing development workshop


On 11 and 12 September 2014 delegates from 12 law faculties in South Africa along with representatives from various branches of the profession and a number of language experts gathered in Stellenbosch for the first national workshop on the development of LLB graduates’ writing abilities. The workshop was organised by Geo Quinot and Theo Broodryk…