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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…

LLD degree to be awarded to Enelia Jansen van Rensburg

Enelia Jansen van Rensburg (Department of Mercantile Law) recently successfully defended her LLD dissertation at the University of Pretoria. The degree will be awarded to her at the April graduation ceremony.  The title of her dissertation is as follow: “A South African perspective on the meaning of ‘beneficial ownership’ in Article 10 of the OECD Model…

LLD degree to be awarded to Bernard Wessels

The Faculty is proud to confirm that Bernard Wessels (Department of Private Law) will receive his LLD degree at the March 2018 graduation ceremony. In his dissertation (Developing the South African law of delict: the creation of a statutory compensation fund for crime victims), Bernard Wessels evaluates the compensatory relief that South African law currently provides…

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…