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 2018-2019 / Juridicial Society 2018-2019

Cat Walker (Voorsitter / Chairperson)

Zama Nkabinde (Onder Voorsitter / Vice Chair)

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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.

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Studentenuus / Student News

Postgraduate students present papers at Queer visualities conference

Three of our postgraduate students presented papers at the Queer visualities: African perspectives, other perspectives conference at North-West University in Potchefstroom from 27 February to 1 March. The annual conference aims to facilitate ongoing and productive platforms of discussion on the lived experiences of queerness in the global South.

Johndré Barnes’ (LLM student) presentation considered the rights of transgender children. He argued that, based on the interpretation of various Constitutional rights read with international standards, there is a duty to acknowledge transgender children’s right to self-identification. Charlene Kreuser (LLD student) presented on the conflation of sex and gender in the determination of school uniform in the National Guidelines on School Uniform. Her focus was on how this conflation results in the violation of the constitutional rights of transgender learners, as well as on the duties on the state and schools to address these violations. Tegan Snyman (LLM student) presented a transgender reading of the Maputo Protocol. She aimed to show how African transgender women can be recognised as legal subjects protected under the Maputo Protocol.

“Attending a queer conference in South Africa, specifically in Potchefstroom, was an extremely empowering experience. It was wonderful listening to and learning from academics from different academic disciplines and institutions. We would highly recommend students interested in queer studies and the law to participate in this annual conference – it will be hosted by the University of the Western Cape in 2020”.

Alumna graduates with distinction from Oxford University

    The Faculty congratulates Ms Emily van Heerden [BA (Law) cum laude, LLB cum laude (Stell)] who graduated with distinction from the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) at Oxford University in 2018. Ms van Heerden is currently pursuing a MPhil (Law) degree at Oxford University. Die Fakulteit wens Me Emily van Heerden [BA (Regsgeleerdheid)…

James Wewege – Submission to Parliament on the proposed State Liability Amendment Bill

James Wewege, a pre-final year BAccLLB student, recently provided the parliamentary portfolio committee for Justice and Correctional Development with his written submission in respect of the proposed State Liability Amendment Bill. These submissions are based on research completed for a LLB dissertation under the supervision of Dr Bernard Wessels. The committee invited James to present…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.