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LAW TEAM REACHES LEXISNEXIS MOOT COURT FINALS

The Law Faculty sent two teams to participate in the 2017 National LexisNexis moot court competition from 4 to 8 October 2017, held in Pretoria.  These teams consisted of two students each (ms Kathleen Henning and ms Jodie Muller, and ms Gretchen Jansen and mr Earl Coleman), selected from the top performers in the mock…

Law students receive Rector’s Award

Stellenbosch University (SU)’s top students who excelled in areas such as academics, sports, leadership and social impact were honoured with Rector’s Awards for Excellent Achievement 2017 on Thursday (5 October 2017). The annual award ceremony took place at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS). Cecile van Schalkwyk received the award for being the top master’s…

Prof Sadulla Karjiker delivers his inaugural lecture

Prof Sadulla Karjiker delivered his inaugural lecture titled “IP: Politics and Beyond” on 28 September 2017.  The full lecture can be read HERE.  

Final year students participate in African Human Rights Moot Court

Final year LLB students, Lerato Melato and Charissa Barden represented the Faculty at the African Human Rights Moot Court Competition in Mauritius in September 2017. They describe their experience as follows: “The 26th edition of the African Human Rights Moot Court Competition, organized by the Centre for Human Rights together with the University of Mauritius, was…

Judge Mahomed S Navsa delivers Annual Human Rights Lecture

On Tuesday 5th of September 2017 the H.F. Oppenheimer Chair in Human Rights Law and Stellenbosch Law Faculty hosted its 12th Annual Human Rights Lecture. We were honoured to have Judge Mahomed S Navsa of the Supreme Court of Appeal as the guest speaker with a powerful address titled: “Human Rights and the Rule of Law: A…

Stellenbosch alumna awarded scholarship to study at Cambridge University

Miss Jenalee Harrison was awarded the Chevening Scholarship, as well as funding from Cambridge Trust to undertake a Master of Laws at Cambridge University. Miss Harrison holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (majoring in Genetics and Biochemistry) and obtained her LLB degree from Stellenbosch University in 2014. In 2015 she worked as a Law Researcher…

LEGAL AID CLINIC SPREADS ITS WINGS

Stephan van der Merwe, senior attorney at the Stellenbosch Legal Aid Clinic, has been invited to visit a number of University Law Clinics in the United  Kingdom during November 2017. He will spend time at the Coventry Law School in England to engage in talks and research aimed at setting up a Clinical Legal Education (CLE)…

Justice Sachs on Oliver Tambo’s vision of a Constitution that empowered the people, not individuals

On 24 August Justice Albie Sachs, retired justice of the South African Constitutional Court, delivered the fourth lecture in the Oliver Tambo Centenary Lecture Series at Stellenbosch University, co-hosted by the H.F. Oppenheimer Chair in Human Rights Law of the Law Faculty, the Research Chair for Historical Trauma and Transformation and the Director, University Museum….

Prof Quinot elected President of AdJASA for 2017/8

Prof Geo Quinot, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law and Professor in the Department of Public Law, was elected as President of the Administrative Justice Association of South Africa (AdJASA) at the association’s annual general meeting held in Durban on 11 August 2017. AdJASA, is a non-profit association with the broad aim of promoting…

Two prestigious international research fellowships awarded to Prof. Gerhard Kemp

  Gerhard Kemp, professor in the Department of Public Law, recently returned to the faculty after a seven month stay in Berlin, Germany, where he spent time as a senior research fellow at the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The Stiftung’s Academy in Berlin is aimed at interdisciplinary cooperation which focusses on finding solutions for the main…