Huidige Studente / Current Students

Juridiese Vereniging / Juridicial Society

The Juridicial Society represents the interests of law students in the Faculty and in the University.  Its representatives serve on various Faculty committees, such as the Teaching & Learning Committee and the Programme Committee.  Members of the Juridicial Society also serve on the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Law and the Academic Affairs Council of the University.  Each year the Juridicial Society arranges a number of events including Law Week, Employers Week and a Moot Court.

Juridiese Vereniging 2016-2017 / Juridicial Society 2016-2017

Liesl Olivier (Voorsitter / Chairperson)

Khensani Hlongwane (Onder Voorsitter / Vice Chair)

Kontakbesonderhede / Contact Details

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Students for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ)

The Students for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ) is an organisation formed in partnership between students of the University of Cape Town, the University of the Western Cape, University of the North West, University of Kwazulu Natal, the University of Fort Hare and the University of Stellenbosch.

Kontakbesonderhede / Contact Details

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Studentenuus / Student News

Rhodes Scholarship awarded to LLB graduate

The Faculty congratulates Ms Emily van Heerden [BA (Law) cum laude, LLB cum laude] who has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship.  Emily graduated from the Faculty in 2015 and is currently a candidate attorney at Norton Rose Fulbright.  She hopes to pursue a career in constitutional law and plans to read for the Bachelor of Civil Laws (BCL) at Oxford University. She aims to become a constitutional law advocate: protecting and upholding constitutional rights and freedoms.

Emily writes that “this would not have been possible had it not been for the incredible education I received at Stellenbosch University, and especially from the Law Faculty. The professors and lecturers who I was fortunate enough to be lectured by and interact with during my five years in the faculty instilled in me a love of the law, of studying and of striving for justice through excellence.  The Stellenbosch Law Faculty is such a special place and I am so grateful for my years there.  I know that I can go to Oxford confident in my ability to cope with the academic pressures there thanks to the high standard of law at Stellenbosch.”


Stellenbosch students win the 25th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition

The final round of the 25th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition was held at the Constitutional Court of South Africa on Saturday 8 October 2016. The finalist teams consisted of the top Francophone, top Lusophone and two top Anglophone teams who emerged from the preliminary rounds that were held on 3 and 4 October….

Hendri Herbst (LLB 3 year) participates in Rio Paralympics

The Faculty congratulates Mr. Hendri Herbst, one of our 3-Year LLB students, on his participation in the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Mr. Herbst took part in the following events: The Men’s Swimming 50M Freestyle – S11; the 100m Freestyle – S11 and the 100m Backstroke – S11. Hendri has been hard at practice over the past…

Invitation to apply for postgraduate bursaries for 2017

Qualifying students wishing to pursue postgraduate research study (LLM (Research) or LLD) in the Faculty of Law in 2017 are invited to apply before 31 May 2016 for bursaries under the Dean’s Bursary Scheme. Details can be found in the attached advertisement.

Exams postponed / Eksamens uitgestel

All November/December 2015 exams in the Law Faculty in the LLB, BA(Law), BCom(Law) and BAccLLB programmes have been postponed by a week. / Alle November/Desember 2015 eksamens in die Regsfakulteit in die LLB, BA(Regte), BCom(Regte) en BRekLLB programme is met ‘n week uitgestel.  Below is an important message to all law students. / Hieronder is…

Winners: 2014 Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition

The Faculty congratulates Ms Sarah Vahed (LLM winner) and Ms Tamrynne Barnes (LLB runner up) for their sterling achievements in the 2014 Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition. Ms Vahed completed her LLM in 2014 and submitted her winning essay on “Protecting the child in a Pluralist State: Assessing the practice of Ukuthwala in South…

African Human Rights Moot Court

Thursday night the 8th of May 2014 saw 8 students from the Faculty of Law battle it out in the annual internal final of the African Human Rights Moot Court. The competition was judged by Judge Saldanha, who serves as a judge at the Western Cape High Court, Advocate Ismail Jamie, Senior Councel at the…

Annual African Human Rights Moot Court Competition

Stellenbosch Faculty of Law is excited to announce that a team from Stellenbosch will participate in the 23rd Annual African Human Rights Moot Court Competition that will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from the 1st to the 6th of September. The Faculty will hold its own internal qualifying rounds on the 6th and 8th of…

World IP Day Festival – 26 April 2013

The Anton Mostert Chair of Intellectual Property is proud to host the World IP Day Festival on Friday 26 April 2013. All events at the festival are free and open to all students. Check the programme for the venues of the free movie premiere screenings, exhibitions, competitions and free IP legal advice. The World IP…

December 2012 / March 2013 Graduation Ceremonies

Congratulations to all our graduates, we are proud of you! The graduation ceremonies on 13 December 2012 and the 11 March 2013 were indeed special occasions with the Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree being awarded to Dr Reghard Brits, Dr Wian Erlank, Dr Sadulla Karjiker, Dr Carolina Koch, Dr Khulekani Moyo, Dr Franziska Myburgh, Dr…