Professor Jonathan Campbell

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

Professor Jonathan Campbell

Jonathan Campbell was a practising attorney for 19 years, 14 of which were spent as Director of the Rhodes University Law Clinic. In January 2009 he moved over to Lincoln House to become Dean of Law.  ‌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 now has 21 staff operating from two branch offices in Grahamstown and Queenstown, and an outreach program to 45 paralegal advice offices and their communities throughout the Eastern Cape. His fields of interest include practical skills (e.g. trial advocacy, negotiation and mediation), consumer law and family law. He is a qualified divorce and family mediator. 

Research interests
Legal education, Practical skills, and Consumer Law

Community engagement
Former Director of the Rhodes Law Clinic, Access to justice for indigent communities, Support for paralegal offices, Paralegal and community  human rights education

Professional development
Involvement in the generation of standards and review of the LLB degree via the South African Law Dean Association and the Centre on Higher Education

Legal Theory 1: Introduction to Law
Law of Agency, Insurance and Credit Agreements
Elective: Negotiation and Mediation


Cambell J "The cost of credit in the micro-finance inductry in South Africa", Rhodes University, 2007
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


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