Dr Gustav Muller
Dr Gustav Muller LLB, LLD (Stellenbosch)
Advocate of the High Court of South Africa
Dr Muller joined the Faculty in January 2012 from Stellenbosch University where he was employed as Project Manager of the Faculty of Law’s Overarching Strategic and Outreach Project on Combating Poverty, Homelessness and Socio-Economic Vulnerability under the Constitution.
He will be teaching a part of Commercial Law 101 (the law of contract) and Legal Skills during the first semester. He will also be teaching part of Commercial Law 102 (company law) and Jurisprudence during the second semester.
Stellenbosch University conferred the degree Doctor of Laws on him during December 2011 for his dissertation on “The impact of section 26 of the Constitution on the eviction of squatters in South African law” that he completed under the supervision of Prof Sandra Liebenberg and Prof André van der Walt. His research interests lie with constitutional law (especially socio-economic rights), administrative law, the use of international law as an interpretive tool, legal theory and inter-disciplinary study of law.
Dr Muller conducted background research with Prof Sandra Liebenberg (HF Oppenheimer Chair in Human Rights Law at Stellenbosch University) for the amicus curiae in Occupiers of 51 Olivia Road Berea, Township and 197 Main Street v City of Johannesburg and Others 2008 (3) SA 208 (CC) and Residents of Joe Slovo Community, Western Cape v Thubelisha Homes and Others 2010 (3) SA 454 (CC).
- Muller G “Conceptualising ‘Meaningful Engagement’ as a Deliberative Democratic Partnership” (2011) Stell LR 742-758