Prof Anél du Plessis is awarded a Research Chair

The Faculty is excited to announce that it has just been awarded a Research Chair under the NRF South African Research Chair Initiative (SARChi). The Chair in "Cities, Law and Environmental Sustainability" was secured by Prof Anél du Plessis who will direct its activities for the next five years. The Chair is jointly funded by Nedbank and the NRF. We are proud of Prof Anél du Plessis on this exceptional achievement.


International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA) from 16-19 May 2018 in Durban

This year South Africa hosts the annual international conference of the International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA) from 16-19 May 2018 in Durban. Former Constitutional Court Judge Albie Sachs will deliver the keynote address, asking "Do you have to be white to be green?" in the context of environmental justice in countries in transition.

Four Faculty members are participating in the conference programme:

Prof Willemien du Plessis' presentation is on "Women and illegal mining in Africa". She will also participate in the panel on... read more


Prof Leonie Stander - TOON VAN DEN HEEVERPRYS VIR REGSWETENSKAP

TOON VAN DEN HEEVERPRYS VIR REGSWETENSKAP
 
This prestigious prize recognizes contributions in jurisprudence in Afrikaans.  It is awarded triennially for : original publications in jurisprudence ; or full length articles of outstanding quality which have appeared in accredited law journals, as... read more


News, Events & Developments

News

  • Professor Louis Kotzé, Research Professor of Law, NWU and currently Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Lincoln, UK, has been appointed as a judge on the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal (PPT) on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change. The hearings will take place 14-18 May 2018. The... read more


    Prof Louis Kotze - Judge on the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal (PPT) on Human Rights

    Professor Louis Kotzé, Research Professor of Law, NWU and currently Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Lincoln, UK, has been appointed as a judge on the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal (PPT) on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change. The hearings will take place 14-18 May 2018. The PPT, headquartered in Rome, is an internationally recognized civil society human rights tribunal functioning independently of state authorities. It applies internationally recognized human... read more


    Prof Klaus D Bieter - NWU Law Faculty

    Prof. Klaus D. Beiter of the NWU Law Faculty, specialising in international human rights law, has been invited to lead a high profile panel discussion on academic freedom at the 2018 Scholars at Risk Network Global Congress, to be held from 23 to 26 April 2018 at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. The Congress is entitled "The University and the Future of Democracy" and is organised by Scholars at Risk, New York, together with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and Freie Universität Berlin.
     

    Inspire a future leader with Justice Leona Theron

    Everyone is welcome to attend the public lecture presented by the Constitutional Court Judge, honourable Justice Leona Theron. The title of her presentation is: "Our responsibility towards social justice". The presentation is at 12:45 - 14:00 in the NWU Sanlam Ouditorium, 9 April 2018.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/175696113080559/


    2017 Juta Law Prize

    Johannesburg candidate attorney, Alecia Pienaar, won the 2017 Juta Law Prize for best candidate attorney article for her article titled ‘Overview of air quality regulatory developments’ published in 2017 (Dec) DR 38. Her article discussed how climate change has been on the agenda since 1993 when South Africa (SA) first became a signatory to the United Nations Framework. She said the ratifications of the Paris Agreement in November 2016 has introduced a spur of developments to the air quality regulatory... read more


    Executive Dean: Faculty of Law

    Executive Dean: Faculty of Law

    Prof Stephen de la Harpe

    Prof De la Harpe holds a BA Law and LLB from the University of Pretoria (UP), a BCom from UNISA, LLM with spesialisation in Fundamental Rights and Constitutional Practice from UP, an LLD from UNISA and a PGDip in dispute resolution from the University of Stellenbosch.

    He... read more


    ATKV|SA Academic Award 2018

    Congratulations to Michelle Barnard member of the Faculty of  Law, North-West University, Potchefstroom  Campus,  who has been awarded an academic prize for her article (Afrikaanse titel) which was published in Litnet Akademies Issue 13(3), 2016.

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    Prof Willemien du Plessis is on Gender & Mining panellist

    Prof Willemien du Plessis will be panellist on Gender & Mining at the Mineral Law in Africa (MLIA) Colloqium V in Nairobi Kenya from 28 Feb to 2 March.


    Two Faculty's PhD researchers

    Two of the Faculty's PhD researchers are currently attending training at the Tilburg University, Netherlands. ... read more


    Welcome from the Office of the Acting Dean

    Dear student

    I would like to welcome you to the Faculty of Law for the 2018 academic year.  This year will once again, on various levels, be an exciting one. The political changes, weather, economic realities, free higher education, international developments and many other factors will ensure that we are not bored.

    One of our mail goals for 2018 is the implementation of the LLB Improvement Plan. It will take hard work from the lecturers and students alike. I have no doubt that we will successfully implement it to the advantage of every one.... read more


    Global Climate Change Week - Updates

    The Faculty of Law of NWU in collaboration with Faculty  of Engineering and Faculty of Natural Sciences, SLCP and Enactus hosted the 2017 Global Climate Change Week in which there was a book display at the  Ferdinand Postma Library, Awareness campaign in front of the Faculty of Law, student debate and Public Lecture on Climate Change issues. See and Like our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/climatechangenwu/

     


    Global Cimate Change Week

    Global Climate Change Week: Climate change is a reality and so are its impacts. 9 - 15 October 2017
    Monday 9 - 15 October  2017 -Climate Change Books display in the Ferdinand Postma Library
    Thrusday 12 October 2017
    12:30 - 14:00  Awareness campaign: Building F5, Faculty of Law, NWU
    18:00 - 20:00 Public Lecture: Moot Court, Building F5, Room 110. Faculty of Law
    Speakers: 18:00 - 18:20 Ncobile Nkosi
                        18:20 - 18:40 Markus Koehn
                        18:40 - 19:00 Dr Michelle Barnard
                        19:00 - 19:40... read more


    Prof Leonie Stander speaks at International INSOL Conference in Warsaw Poland

    Prof Stander will  be deliver a presentation entitled "Comparison: SA business rescue procedure" at the International INSOL conference in Warsaw Poland on 4 October 2017.


    Dr Mwanawina has been selected

    Dr Mwanawina has been selected to jointly participate in an interdisciplinary Research Project “Steering Regional Development through Regional Economic Communities in Africa: Legal, Economic and Political Instruments”.
    This forms part of an initiative by the Tanzanian‐German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL) in co-operation with the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law ... read more


    All African Human Rights Moot Court Competition

    26th Edition of the All African Human Rights Moot Court Competition - 18 - 23 September - Team NWU with representatives from the Mafikeng, Vanderbijlpark and Potchefstroom Campuses
     
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    Oliver Fuo has been awarded a TWAS-DFG

    Dr Oliver Fuo has been awarded a TWAS-DFG co-operation award for scientists from sub Saharan Africa for a three months study at Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Congratulations Oliver. We are very proud of you and very happy for you.

     


    Prof Christa Rautenbach received an invitation to be a member of an evaluation committee

    Prof Christa Rautenbach received an invitation to be a member of an evaluation committee to review some of the applications in the ‘Framework Programme for the Humanities, Cultural Sciences and Social Sciences’ launched by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung - BMBF) in 2012. She will also participate in the review panel which is scheduled to take place in Bonn, Germany, from 11-12 September 2017.