SU Law Clinic recognised as a leading African law firm

The Stellenbosch University (SU) Law Clinic has been shortlisted as a finalist in the category ‘Specialist Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious 2018 African Legal Awards. It becomes the first university law clinic to be shortlisted for this prestigious award. The Law Clinic will compete for the award with other top law firms…

The Ubuntu Learning Community celebrates Mandela Day at Brandvlei Prison

Dr Mary Nel, the academic director of a new educational partnership between Stellenbosch University (SU) and Brandvlei Prison in Worcester and a number of colleagues, including Prof Reggie Nel (Dean of Theology) and students from SU celebrated Mandela Day at the Brandvlei Prison on 18 July 2018. The educational partnership,  which is the first of its kind in…

LLB programme accreditation

The Faculty is pleased to confirm that its LLB programme has received full accreditation from the HEQC. The national reaccreditation process of the LLB degree commenced in 2015 and resulted in the submission of a comprehensive self-evaluation report to the Council for Higher Education (CHE) in May 2016, which was followed by a site visit…

Honorary doctorate awarded to Baroness Christine van den Wyngaert

Baroness Christine van den Wyngaert, judge in the Appeals Division of the International Criminal Court and an honorary professor in the Department of Public Law, was awarded the degree Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) at the March graduation ceremony. Baroness van den Wyngaert said she was “extremely grateful to be honoured with this award. Stellenbosch University is…

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…