Faculty member localises UN curriculum on professional ethics
Date Released : 30/08/2019Helen Kruuse, senior lecturer, was appointed earlier this year as an ‘ethics champion’ in the United Nation’s Education for Justice (E4J) programme, an initiative of the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Tonthozo Saukila awarded the Phatshoane Henney Inc Shield for the top mootist in the LLB Penultimate Moot Final
Date Released : 22/08/2019On 21 August, the top four finalists of the Penultimate LLB class argued for the coveted position of top mootist and runner up 2019.
Are ethical lawyers on the decline?
Date Released : 25/07/2019Rhodes University’s Faculty of Law hosted visiting lecturer, Max Boqwana, on 22 July for a public lecture titled: “Ethics in the legal profession”.
Final year LLB students present papers at the Conference on the Decolonisation and Africanisation of Legal Education
Date Released : 15/07/2019On 15 July 2019, the South African Law Dean’s Association hosted the “Law Students’ Conference on the Decolonisation and Africanisation of Legal Education”, at the University of Venda.
Prof van Coller and PhD student Idowu Akinloye attended and presented papers at the 7th annual African Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ACLARS) conference.
Date Released : 24/05/2019Prof van Coller and PhD student Idowu Akinloye attended and presented papers at the 7th annual African Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ACLARS) conference in Gaborone, Botswana from 19 to 21 May 2019.
RU Open Day - Law
Date Released : 10/05/2019On Friday, 10 May 2019, the Faculty of Law spent some time with the high school students who attended Rhodes University’s Open Day.
Final Year LLB students to participate in John H. Jackson International Trade Law Moot Court Competition
Date Released : 23/04/2019Stuart Bently, Rhulani Matsimbi, Ryan Birkner, Jeremy de Beer will be representing the faculty at the 2019 John H. Jackson International Trade Law Moot Court Competition.
Customary Law in South African Courts – Shunned? by Visiting Professor & Judge of Appeal Nambitha Dambuza
Date Released : 17/04/2019On 17 April 2019, the Rhodes University Faculty of Law was honoured to host a public lecture presented by Visiting Professor and Judge of Appeal Nambitha Dambuza.
LLB Graduation 2019
Date Released : 11/04/2019The Faculty hosted a celebratory garden party for the LLB graduates on 11 April 2019.
Nkcubeko Balani, Final Year LLB student passes away.
Date Released : 10/04/2019The Faculty of Law is saddened by the untimely death of one of our final year LLB students, Nkcubeko Balani on 6 April 2019 in Pietermaritzburg.
Christopher Stroud wins 2019 Moot Court Final
Date Released : 25/03/2019Congratulations to Christopher Stroud on winning the Moot Final on 25 March 2019!
Law Faculty Final Year students will be representing South Africa in the 2019 ICC Moot Competition at The Hague.
Date Released : 24/04/2019Daniel Coetzer, Ayanda Mpofu, Bryony Fox, Clarize Coertze, and Erika Heaton will be representing the faculty at the 2019 ICC Moot Competition in The Hague.
Rhodes University, Faculty of Law Opening with Justice Madlanga
Date Released : 28/02/2019On 22 February 2019, the Rhodes University Faculty of Law hosted the annual Faculty Opening Function.
Rhodes University Final Year LLB students to represent South Africa in Jean-Pictet Competition
Date Released : 25/02/2019Sibusiso Ngwila, Ferdinand Weyers, and Andile Msane will be taking part in the Jean-Pictet Competition from 16 March to 23 March 2019.
Faculty of Law Opening function at 17:15 in the Moot Room, Faculty of Law
Date Released : 15/02/2019The Faculty of Law will be hosting the 2019 Faculty Opening function. Guest Speaker: Justice M Madlanga
LLB graduate Tuscany Parkin receives Cecil Renaud Overseas Scholarship
Date Released : 13/02/2019Tuscany Parkin has been an outstanding LLB student at the Rhodes University, Faculty of Law from 2014 – 2018.
Final year LLB student Trecia Makhubele was selected to represent South Africa at the Model African Union summit
Date Released : 18/10/2018Final year LLB student Trecia Makhubele was selected to represent South Africa at the Model African Union summit hosted by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in partnership with the AU, from October 2nd to 4th, 2018 in Addis Ababa.
Procedural fairness, executive decision-making and the rule of law
Date Released : 09/10/2018Rhodes University’s Faculty of Law was treated to a public lecture by visiting Professor Clive Plasket Judge of the High Court, Eastern Cape Division on 2 October.
Professor Wim Trengove narrates ‘abuse of power’ story
Date Released : 13/09/2018A fully-packed Moot Room, which included Rhodes University Vice-Chancellor Dr Sizwe Mabizela, and members of the local National Prosecuting Authority, welcomed legal legend Visiting Professor Wim Trengove SC on 10 September 2018.
Penultimate Moot Final 2018
Date Released : 24/08/2018The internal moot competition for Penultimate Year LLB students took place from 13 to 17 August 2018, with the final taking place on 22 August 2018.
Judge President Mbenenge urges students to serve their communities
Date Released : 08/08/2018On 01 August, the Black Lawyers Association (BLA) Rhodes University Student Chapter hosted a discussion with Judge President Mbenenge.
Rhodes University Law Faculty alumnus receives prestigious Fulbright Scholarship
Date Released : 19/07/2018The Rhodes University Faculty of Law has the pleasure of celebrating the award of the US Fulbright Foreign Student Program Scholarship to its alumnus and former Andrew W Mellon Lecturer, Mr Tladi Marumo.
Report for the International Trade Law Moot for the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) All Africa Round 2018
Date Released : 21/06/2018Four final year LLB students participated in the All Africa Round of the ELSA Trade Law Moot competition during 24 to 29 April.
RHODES RECEIVES FULL LLB ACCREDITATION FROM COUNCIL ON HIGHER EDUCATION
Date Released : 14/06/2018The Council on Higher Education (CHE) on Thursday 14 June 2018 released its final revised reaccreditation outcomes concerning the Higher Education Quality Committee’s (HEQC’s) National Review of LLB Programmes. Rhodes’s LLB has been fully reaccredited.
Rhodes wins second place at International Trade Law Moot in Kenya
Date Released : 14/06/2018Four final year Rhodes University LLB students participated in the All Africa Round of the ELSA Trade Law Moot competition between 24 and 29 April in Nairobi, Kenya.
Women’s parental rights concerning ulwaluko rites
The African Regional Round of the ELSA Moot Court Competition
Date Released : 25/04/2018Dear Friends of the Faculty Four of our final year LLB students leave for Kenya to compete in the All Africa Round of the European Law Students' Associations (ELSA) International Trade Law Competition.
‘WOMEN’S PARENTAL RIGHTS IN ULWALUKO (CIRCUMCISION): A PARADOX?’
Judge President heralds a promising year and future for Rhodes’ Law students
Date Released : 06/03/2018The Eastern Cape Division Judge President’s encouraging speech helped set a positive tone for the coming academic year at Rhodes’ Faculty of Law annual opening function, which took place 1 March 2018.
Faculty of Law Opening
Date Released : 26/02/2018The Faculty of Law requests the pleasure of your company at the Faculty Opening
Illicit outflows of capital crippling Africa
Date Released : 20/02/2018Over 50 years Africa has lost an estimated $1-trillion at around $50 billion annually through illicit financial overflows.
Congratulations Thembakazi Mveve
Date Released : 20/02/2018Rhodes Law Clinic and the Law Faculty congratulates Thembakazi Mveve on her admission as an attorney.
Orientation Day: Penultimate Year LLB Students 2018
LLB NATIONAL REVIEW: REVISED REACCREDITATION OUTCOMES
Date Released : 20/11/2017The Council on Higher Education (CHE) on Wednesday, 15 November 2017, released its revised reaccreditation outcomes concerning the Higher Education Quality Committee’s (HEQC’s) National Review of LLB Programmes. Rhodes’s LLB has been reaccredited, subject to meeting one specific condition, on which it must report to the CHE by 10 May 2018.
SALDA COMMUNICATION REGARDING THE OUTCOME OF THE NATIONAL LLB REVIEW
The Trengove Talks Part 5: Thuli and the fire pool
The Trengove Talks Part 4: Hate speech in a modern South Africa
The Trengove Talks Part 3: Is the government at war with the banks?
The Trengove Talks Part 2: How legal ethics flew out with al-Bashir
The Trengove Talks Part 1: The day same-sex couples got the last laugh
Date Released : 24/10/2017On the 18th and 19th of September this year, visiting professor Advocate Wim Trengove SC presented five talks at Rhodes University. A brief report of each talk has been posted here as a series.
How Ubuntu impacts legal ethics
Date Released : 24/10/2017On 4 October 2017, Professor Thaddeus Metz from the University of Johannesburg gave a presentation to Rhodes law students on what ubuntu entails for legal justice and ethics.
Judge Plasket puts deference in administrative law into context
Date Released : 16/10/2017South African High Court Judge in the Eastern Cape division, and presently acting Judge of the SCA, Clive Plasket presented a public lecture on 11 October 2017 titled: ‘Judicial Review, Administrative Power and Deference: A view from the Bench’ at the Faculty of Law.
Rhodes Law team in the top 3 in African Human Rights Moot Court
Date Released : 10/10/2017The Faculty of Law team impressed at the finals of the 26th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition finals in Mauritius when they made it to the top three.
Rhodes bids a fond farewell to Mam' Thandeka Heleni
Date Released : 29/09/2017After 28 years of dedicated service to Rhodes University Law Clinic, the Faculty of Law and the university at large Thandeka Heleni is retiring and the Clinic bids her a fond farewell and wishes her a blissful retirement.
Rhodes team excels at the African Human Rights Moot Competition
Date Released : 29/09/2017Rhodes University law students once again proved their standing at the 2017 African Human Rights Moot Court Competition held from 18-23 September at the University of Mauritius.
The Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions in Africa
Date Released : 01/09/2017Professor Enyinna Nwauche’s highly anticipated book on traditional cultural expression in Africa has been published.
NLU Delhi – HSF International Negotiation Competition
Date Released : 19/09/2016On Wednesday 7 September 2016, 2 final year LLB students - Ms Orla Murphy and Ms Relebohile Chabeli, together with Ms Tarryn Cooper-Bell, an attorney at the Rhodes University Law Clinic, departed for Delhi, India to compete in the 3rd annual NLU Delhi – HSF International Negotiation Competition which was held in Delhi from 9-11 September 2016.
NMMU announces new Law Dean - Avinash Govindjee (1995)
Date Released : 01/06/2016Professor of Law Avinash Govindjee – an accomplished researcher and lecturer, with a high level of involvement within the community – is the new Executive Dean in the Faculty of Law at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Prior to his appointment as Dean, he was Head of the Department of Public Law and Deputy Head of the Labour and Social Security Law Unit within the Faculty.
Law academic awarded Coimbra Group Scholarship
Date Released : 22/08/2016Prof van Coller, Associate Professor at the Rhodes Law Faculty received a grant from the Coimbra Group Scholarship Programme for Young African Researchers to spend three months at a Coimbra Group University for research purposes.
The Constitution at work: "The role of universities in building inclusive socitieties
Date Released : 03/08/2016On Monday 25 July 2016, the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), hosted a discussion at Rhodes University (RU) in conjunction with the Law Faculty as part of their running constitutional dialogue series. The aim of these discussions is to create a platform for conversation and debate about the Constitution and the values and rights contained therein. This discussion focused on the role that universities play in the building of inclusive societies, especially in the communities that they occupy.
Rhodes Law students to represent Africa in Geneva
Date Released : 04/04/2016The Rhodes University ELSA Moot team, consisting of four final year LLB students, has won the African Regional Round of the European Law Students Association (ELSA) Moot Court Competition on Friday 1 April.
International Win for Rhodes’ Law Student
Date Released : 20/01/2016Rhodes University LLB soon-to-be graduate, Jason McMillan has won the prestigious international SIEL/CUP Essay Competition for 2015.
Professor Helena van Coller appointed to AdJASA
Date Released : 04/03/2016Professor Helena van Coller was appointed to the executive of the Administrative Justice Association of South Africa at the second AdJASA conference held at the Salt Rock Hotel in Kwazulu Natal recently.
Professor Enyinna Nwauche delivers paper on 'Ritual Slaughter' at Harvard Law School
Date Released : 26/02/2016Professor Nwauche continues to fly the faculty's flag high. He recently delivered a paper at the Harvard Workshop on Animals in Comparative Constitutional Law.
Attitude, altruism and ethical values – Visiting Professor Donald Nicolson, OBE
Date Released : 26/02/2016Prof Nicolson’s visited Rhodes Law Faculty from the 15th to 19th February 2016 as one of its 5 visiting professors/lecturers.
Message from the Dean
Rhodes Wins SA Inter-Varsity Mock Trial Competition
Professor Glover delivers seminar for Eastern Cape Judges
Professor Laurence Juma gives the Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award Lecture
Date Released : 28/10/2015Professor Laurence Juma gives the Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award Lecture
Alumnus awarded Emerging Old Rhodian Award
Rhodes team wins SA Inter-Varsity Mock Trial Competition
No kangaroos loose in this paddock: the compulsory legal ethics course
Date Released : 11/08/2015Helen Kruuse and Lucy Maxwell No kangaroos loose in this paddock: the compulsory legal ethics course
Advisory Board of the Faculty of Law
South African Law Teachers Conference
Date Released : 30/07/2015Rhodes Law Faculty and Law Clinic present at the SALTC (South African Law Teachers Conference)
Mellon Senior Scholar: Prof. Donald Nicholson
Date Released : 20/04/2015Mellon Senior Scholar, Prof Donald Nicholson, inspires faculty members, clinicians and students
Appointment of Patron of the Law Clinic
Date Released : 14/04/2015The Law Faculty is proud to announce an exciting new development: the appointment of the Honourable Judge Lex Mpati as Patron of the Rhodes University Law Clinic.
Rhodes wins in ELSA Moot
Date Released : 01/04/2015The Rhodes University team for the European Law Students Association (ELSA) Moot Court Competition won numerous prizes at Wits University on 30 March and 31 March.