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Prof Nicola Smit originally hails from Port Elizabeth and obtained her BLC (cum laude) and her LLB (cum laude) from the University of Pretoria.  She completed her LLD at the University of Johannesburg (then The Rand Afrikaans University) on “The Labour Law Implications of the Transfer of an Undertaking”. Prof Smit continues to be involved…

Faculty affirms university’s statement condemning racism

The Faculty of Law affirms Stellenbosch University and its Student Representative Council’s statement condemning racism, racial superiority and any attempts to polarise our campus community in the strongest possible terms. The statement can be read here.

A Blog Post on a Visit to the Stellenbosch University Legal Aid Clinic

The following blog post was prepared by Mr Malcolm Combe, Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen School of Law (LLB (Hons) (Strath); Dip LP (Aberd); Solicitor (Scotland (2008) and England & Wales (2009) (non-practising)); NP; FHEA) on his visit to the Stellenbosch University Legal Aid Clinic (and is also available at:

Law Faculty Alumnus wins prestigious Human Rights Fellowship

Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane, a former LLB student at the Stellenbosch University Law Faculty has won the prestigious Sonke Health and Human Rights Fellowship to study for an LLM in Public Interest Law and Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The programme is geared at training top law graduates from  law schools around the…

Prof David Butler to assist in official ADR reform

Prof David Butler, Professor Emeritus and Research Fellow in the Department of Mercantile Law, has been appointed by the Acting Minister of Justice to the South African Law Reform Commission Advisory Committee for the Alternative Dispute Resolution investigation (Project 94). The mandate of the committee is to undertake an investigation into ADR (excluding arbitration) and the possible need for…

New book by Prof S Williams-Elegbe

A new book by Prof Sope Williams-Elegbe titled “Public Procurement and Multilateral Development Banks” was recently published. The book examines the issues and challenges raised by procurement regulation in the multilateral development banks. The book examines the history of procurement regulation in the banks; the tripartite relationship created between banks, borrowers and contractors in funded procurement;…

International Law of Succession Conference hosted by the Faculty

On Friday 24 March 2017 and Saturday 25 March 2017 the Faculty of Law hosted an international law of succession conference with the theme “Family Provision as a Limitation on Freedom of Testation”. The conference also served as a workshop in preparation of an international book publication that will later be published by Oxford University Press….

Judge Christine van den Wyngaert visits the Faculty

During February 2017 Judge Christine van den Wyngaert (ICC) paid a visit to Stellenbosch University in her capacity as honorary professor in the Faculty of Law. On 7 February she delivered a lecture and advanced seminar on international criminal justice, titled: “International criminal justice at a crossroads:  New challenges for the ICC”. Judge van den…

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

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.