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H J (Hennie) Eramus (1935-2016)

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It is with great sadness that the Faculty of Law has heard of the passing of research fellow, emeritus professor and retired judge H J Erasmus on Sunday, 15 May 2016. After earlier appointments as Professor of Latin at the University of the Orange Free State, Professor of Classics at the University of Port Elizabeth,…

Prof Sandra Liebenberg appointed to serve on UN Committee

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The Faculty of Law, University of Stellenbosch is proud to announce the election of Professor Sandra Liebenberg to serve on the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. In a single round of secret balloting, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) elected Sandra Liebenberg and the Egyptian candidate Mohamed Ezzeldin Abdel-Moneim as…

Invitation to apply for postgraduate bursaries for 2017

Qualifying students wishing to pursue postgraduate research study (LLM (Research) or LLD) in the Faculty of Law in 2017 are invited to apply before 31 May 2016 for bursaries under the Dean’s Bursary Scheme. Details can be found in the attached advertisement.

Prof Sadulla Karjiker appointed as Anton Mostert Chair in Intellectual Property Law

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The Faculty congratulates Professor Sadulla Karjiker on his appointment as the new incumbent of the Anton Mostert Chair in Intellectual Property Law.  Prof Karjiker obtained his BSc and LLB degrees at the University of Cape Town, his LLM degree at the University of London and his LLD degree at the University of Stellenbosch.  He is…

Prof Liebenberg nominated as South Africa’s candidate for election to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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Prof Sandra Liebenberg, HF Oppenheimer Chair in Human Rights Law and Distinguished Professor at the Faculty of Law, has been nominated by the South African government as the country’s candidate to serve on the United Nations’ Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is the UN…

Two new book publications by Prof Gerhard Kemp

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The Faculty proudly announces two new publications by Professor Gerhard Kemp. Individual Criminal Liability for the International Crime of Aggression (Intersentia: Antwerp/Cambridge) 2015 The second edition of this volume contains an overview and discussion of the historical and normative processes (legal and political) that culminated in the adoption of the Kampala Resolution. The different components…

Exams postponed / Eksamens uitgestel

All November/December 2015 exams in the Law Faculty in the LLB, BA(Law), BCom(Law) and BAccLLB programmes have been postponed by a week. / Alle November/Desember 2015 eksamens in die Regsfakulteit in die LLB, BA(Regte), BCom(Regte) en BRekLLB programme is met ‘n week uitgestel.  Below is an important message to all law students. / Hieronder is…

SECOND NATIONAL LLB WRITING DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

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On 10 and 11 September 2015 delegates from 12 law faculties in South Africa along with representatives from various branches of the legal profession and a number of language experts gathered in Somerset West for the second national workshop on the development of LLB graduates’ writing abilities. The workshop was organised by Theo Broodryk and…

Annual IP Public Lecture – 6 October 2015

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The Chair of Intellectual Property Law will present the annual IP Public Lecture on 6 October 2015 with Prof Owen Dean, incumbent of the Chair of IP Law and consultant to Spoor & Fisher. The topic of Prof Dean’s lecture, Copyright as an Agent of Social Justice, will present a perspective on the “Lion Sleeps Tonight”…

Western Cape Law Teaching and Learning Conference

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On 4 September 2015 the three Western Cape Law Faculties jointly focused their attention on issues regarding teaching and learning in law, especially at undergraduate level. The one-day conference started with a keynote address by Justice Johan Froneman of the Constitutional Court. In his speech, titled “Transforming Legal Education: Incorporating Social Justice and Ethics into the…