Huidige Studente | Current Students

Onderneming | Pledge

Volg hierdie skakel vir die Fakulteit Regsgeleerdheid se Onderneming.

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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 2023-2024 | Juridicial Society 2023-2024

Nina Hugo (Voorsitter | Chairperson)

Amory Smith (Onder Voorsitter | Vice Chair)

Iman Domingo (Sekretaris-Generaal | Secretary-General)

Tristan Burnell (Tesourier | Treasurer)

Phenyo Lewanika (Geleentheidsbestuurder | Events Manager)

Ewan Pieters (Studenteverryking | Student Enrichment)

Carina Duvenage (Openbare Betrekkinge Beampte | Public Relations Officer)

Cara Reyneke (Studentesakebeampte | Student Affairs Officer)

Liam Gillesen (Transformasiebeampte | Transformasiebeampte)

Emily Raubenheimer (Media- en Bemarkingsbeampte | Media & Marketing)

Kontakbesonderhede | Contact Details

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Students for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ)

The Students for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ) is a student-based civil society organization which seeks to engage Stellenbosch students and the surrounding community in order to build a socially conscious generation that will contribute towards the promotion of constitutional values, access to justice and the realization of socio-economic rights. We aim to achieve this through community service, programs, and events.

Kontakbesonderhede | Contact Details


Twitter: @MatiesSlsj​

Instagram: @slsj_​maties

Facebook: SLSJ Maties


Black Lawyers Association Student Chapter – Stellenbosch University (BLAsc SU)

The Black Lawyers Association Student Chapter Stellenbosch University (“BLAsc SU”) was founded as an organisation of students, committed to the ideals of democracy, freedom and fundamental human rights. It is governed by and adheres to the policies of the Black Lawyers Association and the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996. As a student chapter, our vision is to play an active role in addressing injustice, building and defending our fledgling democracy. We strive to achieve fundamental social change through practice & policies that will benefit previously disadvantaged persons and communities. The student chapter shall take its rightful place in the affairs of the country and of the University  by providing critical debates and an advisory role where needed.

Kontakbesonderhede | Contact Details

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Studentenuus/Student News

Law Faculty Alumna selected for Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Law Faculty extends its congratulations to our alumna, Ms Jana le Roux, who was recently elected as the single representative from South Africa as recipient of the 2018-2019 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.

The Humphrey Fellowship Program is part of the Fulbright Scholar Program, and is a fully sponsored initiative aimed at mid-career professionals in the public sector, sponsored by the US Department of State. With its aim of enriching Fellows’ professional skills and knowledge, the Program provides Fellows with opportunities to meet and exchange information and share experiences with their American counterparts and Humphrey colleagues from around the world. The culmination of the Fellowship year is a six-week Professional Affiliation work-experience phase, arranged by the Fellows, that sees direct interaction with American organisations and provides opportunities for meeting and working with their American peers. The Institute of International Education (IIE) also facilitates professional enhancement workshops that engage Fellows in cross-disciplinary and multi-regional exchanges, as part of the overall programme.

Ms Le Roux was elected to go on exchange at the Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven (Belgium) in her final year, before graduating in 2003 with her LLB, and completing her LLM in Mercantile Law at the Faculty in 2005.

After completing her articles and being admitted as an attorney at VanderSpuy Cape Town, Ms Le Roux departed as a Senior Associate to commence work in various fields in private practice.

In 2013 she took up her current position, as Principle Legal Advisor to the Executive Mayor, in the Mayor’s Office of the City of Cape Town. Ms Le Roux is responsible for advising the Executive Mayor (together with the Mayoral Committee) on planning appeal matters. Apart from her day-to-day duties, Ms Le Roux advises in urban planning decision-making to enable an inclusionary integrated urban environment aimed at benefitting all of the Cape Town Metropolitan’s citizens. Ms Le Roux is passionate about her role in public service, and says that: “I am honoured and humbled by the Fellowship Award and it is a dream come true for me. I am excited to learn more in the US in order to effect change in the City of Cape Town Municipality”.

The Faculty wishes Ms Le Roux all the best in the Fellowship Program, and celebrates her achievement in being selected for such a highly regarded programme.


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…

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…