Professor Ntombizozuko 'Zozo' Dyani-Mhango of UP Law was elected to the Law and Society Association's (LSA) Board of Trustees Class of 2025 earlier this month.
The LSA is an international organization that brings together researchers from many disciplines who are interested in the role of law in social, political, economic, and cultural life. The organization, based at the University of Massachusetts in the United States, is the world's most prominent sociolegal association.
Professor Dyani-Mhango commented on her appointment, saying, "I am honoured to have been elected to LSA's Board of Trustees and am still processing the fact that my name is mentioned among names such as Kamari Clarke (University of Toronto), Sahar Aziz (Rutgers University Law School), Anya Bernstein (SUNY Buffalo School of Law), Sarah Lageson (Rutgers University), Liz Chiarello (Saint Louis University), Robin Stryker (Purdue University), and I look forward to working with other trustees and LSA personnel to realize the objective of the LSA."
The LSA membership elects a class of eight delegates to the Board each year for a three-year term. In this year's vote results, a diverse range of law and society experts from around the world were represented, with rich and diverse backgrounds, training, and experience.
As head of the Department of Public Law and a Professor of Public Law, Professor Dyani- Mhango is trained in both international and constitutional law. Her areas of expertise are in international law, with a special focus on African Union law and its authority to intervene, its relationship with the International Criminal Court, and the responsibilities of its member states in international criminal justice. She also focuses on South Africa's international law and constitutional obligations, and on issues involving the exercise of public power by the three main branches of government.