Mrs Liezel Niesing

LLB (LLD-candidate) Stellenbosch

Advocate of the High Court of South Africa


Mrs Liezel Niesing obtained the LLB degree from Stellenbosch University in April 2003. She is currently registered for an LLD degree at Stellenbosch University with the topic The Constitutionality of Euthanasia for the Terminally III.

TEACHING: From 2003 to June 2008 Mrs Niesing was invloved with teaching at Stellenbosch University's Law Faculty - first as junior lecturer and later as part-time lecturer. She has taught Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Interpretation of Enacted Law and Legal Philosophy (Jurisprudence). In July 2008 she joined the Rhodes Unviversity Law Faculty as Senior Lecturer where she teaches The Law of Delict, Legal Interpretation, Jurisprudence and certain modules for Legal Theory 1.

RESEARCH: From 2003 to 2005 Mrs Niesing was appointed as research assistant to the Director of the Research Unit for Legal and Constitutional Interpretation (RULCI). During this time she registered with Stellenboasch University as an LLD candidate. She took part in and completed a Post-Graduate Research Seminar (PGRS) presented by Stellenbosch University where she also presented papers related to her doctoral studies. Mrs Niesing visited the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands as an exhange student for purposes of research for her doctoral studies.

Mrs Niesing is one of five co-authors of a new student textbook that was published in January 2010. The Law of Delict in South Africa (2010, Oxford University Press, Cape Town) presents the law of delict to students in a less daunting manner by incorporating various forms of study guides (for example, questions to guide students’ train of thought, brief case studies and others).

OTHER: As final year student she was a member of the editorial board of the student journal Responsa Meridiana. Mrs Niesing is also an accomplished musician who plays the piano and the flute. She enjoys the outdoors by hiking and mountain-biking.

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