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Invitation to a prestige lecture by Emeritus Professor Johan Scott

Senate Hall, Hatfield Campus, Lynnwood Road, University of Pretoria
15/08/2018
18:00 to 21:30
On 15 August 2018 the Department of Private Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria is hosting a Prestige Lecture by Emeritus Professor Johan Scott on 'The actio de feris: thoughts around a recently risen phoenix'.

Prof Scott completed his Dr Iuris in Leyden, the Netherlands in 1976 under the supervision of Prof R Feenstra on “Die geskiedenis van die oorerflikheid van aksies op grond van onregmatige daad in die Suid-Afrikaanse reg". He was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa in 1969. He started his academic career as a junior lecturer in 1967 in the Department of Mercantile Law, University of Pretoria.

In 1968 he was transferred to the Department of Private Law, where he remained until his retirement in 2010. He was appointed professor emeritus in 2011. He held a membership in the South African Law Teachers’ Association since 1969; of which he was vice-president in 1990 and president from 1991-1993.

Prof Scott is also a member of the South African Association of Legal Historians; and was president of its predecessor association from 1984-1985, and a member of “Dispuut Philips van Leyden” (Leyden Society of Legal Historians) since 1976.

His career spanned some of the most tumultuous times in South Africa's legal history, from the heyday of apartheid to the still challenging constitutional state of the country. Still actively publishing and supervising postgraduate students after his retirement, Prof Scott clearly has the ability to move with and adapt to the times. He greatly influenced the careers of his students, colleagues and peers. 

For more information on Prof Scott, please click here.


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