Legal Aid Clinic relocates

The Legal Aid Clinic, which has served a large number of individuals in the Boland region, will find a new home from 11 December 2017. As part of its strategic goals, and in association with the Law Faculty at Stellenbosch University (SU), the Legal Aid Clinic will move from 44 Banhoek Road to 18-24 Crozier Street. The move…

Annual Roman Law Moot Court

The final of the seventh annual SU Roman Law Moot Court competition took place on the 13th of October 2017. This year’s competition was generously sponsored by Allen & Overy. The six members of the winning team shared a R5000 cash price. The set of facts was drafted by Prof Dr Richard Gamauf of the…

National Review of the Bachelor of Laws programme

The Council on Higher Education (CHE) informed Stellenbosch University on Tuesday 10 November that it has decided to keep the status of our LLB’s accreditation ‘conditional accreditation’. Although they are satisfied with our improvement plan relating to student diversity they requested additional information about the SU language policy with specific reference to the diversity profiles…

Inaugural Lecture: Prof Annika Rudman

Violations of women’s human rights are rampant on the African continent, said Prof Annika Rudman of the Department of Public Law at Stellenbosch University on Thursday (26 October 2017). She delivered her inaugural lecture in the Old Main Building on the Stellenbosch campus. Rudman said millions of African women who suffer from discrimination, violence and…

Good read: a truly South African novel on copyright law

It is about time! Great news for those in need of new, good fiction in the courtroom drama sub-genre with a truly South African perspective – the new book The Summit Syndrome has just been published by Authorhouse UK. And the best part – it is set as a copyright infringement case authored by the man who knows how to tell…