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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

Van der Walt

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

T Madonsela - LLD 2015

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….

Justice Khampepe delivers Annual Human Rights lecture


On Thursday, 6 October Justice Sisi Khampepe of the Constitutional Court of South Africa delivered the Annual Human Rights Lecture of the H F Oppenheimer Chair in Human Rights Law and the Faculty of Law. Entitled “Meaningful Participation as Transformative Process: The Challenges of Institutional Change in South Africa’s Constitutional Democracy”, her lecture focused on…

Hendri Herbst (LLB 3 year) participates in Rio Paralympics

Prof Sonia Human and Mr Herbst

The Faculty congratulates Mr. Hendri Herbst, one of our 3-Year LLB students, on his participation in the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Mr. Herbst took part in the following events: The Men’s Swimming 50M Freestyle – S11; the 100m Freestyle – S11 and the 100m Backstroke – S11. Hendri has been hard at practice over the past…