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International Law of Succession Conference hosted by the Faculty

On Friday 24 March 2017 and Saturday 25 March 2017 the Faculty of Law hosted an international law of succession conference with the theme “Family Provision as a Limitation on Freedom of Testation”. The conference also served as a workshop in preparation of an international book publication that will later be published by Oxford University Press….

Judge Christine van den Wyngaert visits the Faculty

During February 2017 Judge Christine van den Wyngaert (ICC) paid a visit to Stellenbosch University in her capacity as honorary professor in the Faculty of Law. On 7 February she delivered a lecture and advanced seminar on international criminal justice, titled: “International criminal justice at a crossroads:  New challenges for the ICC”. Judge van den…

Jeremy Gauntlett SC appointed as Queen’s Counsel

Jeremy Gauntlett SC has been approved by the Queen on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor, Lynda Truss MP, for elevation to the ranks of Queen’s Counsel.  The award of Queen’s Counsel is for excellence in advocacy in the higher courts.  It is made to advocates who have rights of audience in the higher courts…

A celebration of André van der Walt’s life – 11 November 2016

A celebration of André van der Walt’s life was held on Friday 11 November 2016, see the video here. Prof Van der Walt passed away on 5 November. Read more here.

AJ (André) van der Walt (1956-2016)

Prof AJ (André) van der Walt (1956 – 2016) It is with great sadness that the Law Faculty must say goodbye to a loved colleague and role model, Prof André van der Walt, who passed away on 5 November 2016. Prof Van der Walt was a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Public Law and…

Rhodes Scholarship awarded to LLB graduate

The Faculty congratulates Ms Emily van Heerden [BA (Law) cum laude, LLB cum laude] who has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship.  Emily graduated from the Faculty in 2015 and is currently a candidate attorney at Norton Rose Fulbright.  She hopes to pursue a career in constitutional law and plans to read for the Bachelor of Civil Laws (BCL) at Oxford…

Adv Rina Meyer appointed as ombud of Stellenbosch University

Integrity, objectivity and fairness. These are the top principles of the newly appointed ombud of Stellenbosch University (SU), whose official commencement of duties is from 1 November. Advocate Rina Meyer’s role as ombud will be to attend to problems and complaints of students, parents or staff in cases where the University structures are inadequate or…

Gerhard Lubbe honoured with special edition of Stellenbosch Law Review

Professor Gerhard Lubbe’s outstanding career as legal academic was celebrated at the launch of a special edition of the Stellenbosch Law Review on 15 September 2016 in the Ou Hoofgebou. The main speaker at the event was former Judge of Appeal, Fritz Brand. Judge Brand shared personal recollections about his former classmate and enlightened the…

Advocate Thuli Madonsela to take up chair in social justice in the Law Faculty of Stellenbosch University

The Law Faculty at Stellenbosch University (SU) is pleased to announce that Advocate Thuli Madonsela, recently retired Public Protector of the Republic of South Africa, has accepted an offer to take up a chair in social justice in the Faculty. Advocate Madonsela confirmed her involvement in the Faculty with the following words: “I am supremely…

Stellenbosch students win the 25th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition

The final round of the 25th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition was held at the Constitutional Court of South Africa on Saturday 8 October 2016. The finalist teams consisted of the top Francophone, top Lusophone and two top Anglophone teams who emerged from the preliminary rounds that were held on 3 and 4 October….