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Faculty of Law lecture by Dr Emile Zitzke unpacks ‘transformative constitutionalism’

Posted on September 05, 2019

On Wednesday, 4 September 2019, Dr Emile Zitze, presented a lecture in the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria on what the meaning of "transformative constitutionalism" is, its importance, and its implications for the teaching of law. Zitzke also tried to show how transformative constitutionalism could be utilised as a tool to teach law "critically", which, in turn, would develop the "critical thinking skills" of law students.  He concluded his presentation with some tips related to fostering a reading, thinking and critical discussion culture in the Faculty of Law.

Zitzke, a senior lecturer in the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, teaches and writes about the interaction between human rights, private law, and more specifically the law of delict/torts, and critical jurisprudence.

He was the youngest person to obtain a Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree at UP in 2016.   

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