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Associate Professor Jonathan Campbell

BA, LLB (UCT), LLM (Rhodes)
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa

Professor Jonathan Campbell
Email: j.campbell@ru.ac.za

Jonathan Campbell has been a practising attorney for 26 years, 21 of which have been spent as Director of the Rhodes University Law Clinic, where he currently practices. In January 2009 he moved over to Lincoln House to become Dean of Law until 2014. At the Law Clinic he developed the Clinical Legal Education Program to become an integral part of the LLB degree. Further, he developed the Clinic to a point at which it has 14 staff operating from its Grahamstown office and an outreach program to 40 paralegal advice offices and their communities throughout the Eastern Cape. His fields of interest include legal education (in particular clinical legal education), negotiation and mediation, consumer law and family law. He is a qualified divorce and family mediator.

Research interests
Legal education (in particular Clinical Legal Education), Practical skills, and Consumer Law.

Community engagement
Director of the Rhodes Law Clinic, providing access to justice for indigent communities, support for paralegal offices, paralegal and community legal education.


Legal Practice

Legal Theory 1: Introduction to Law
Alternative Dispute Resolution


Chapters in books

Campbell J “Decolonising Clinical Legal Education” in Tshivhase, Mpedi, Reddi (eds) Decolonisation and Africanisation of Legal Education in South Africa Juta Law (2019).

Campbell J "The excessive cost of credit on small money loans under the National Credit Act 34 of 2005" (2007) 19 SA Merc LJ 251.

Campbell J "The in duplum rule: Relief for consumers of excessively priced small credit legitimised by the National Credit Act" (2010) 22 SA Merc LJ 1.

Campbell J “The role of law faculties and law academics: Academic education or qualification for practice” (2014) 25 Stellenbosch Law Review 15.

Campbell J “Short-term credit: recent developments and the new limits on the cost of micro-loans” (2016) 28(3) SA Merc LJ 461.


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