Conference on 'Eligibility to participate in women's sport'
Posted on October 12, 2018
Sport and Recreation South Africa, in collaboration with the Department of Private Law and the Centre for Sports Law in Africa in the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria cordially invite interested parties to a conference on 'Eligibility to participate in women's sport' from 11 to 12 October...
UP Law SARChI doctoral candidate on the right of donor-conceived children to information concerning their genetic origins
Posted on August 13, 2018
Rani Pillay, a SARChI doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria, whose specialisation is in Child Law, Bioethics and Medical Law, was interviewed by the Sunday Times on 12 August 2018. Her press commentary was on domestic and foreign legal positions relating to the...
Dr Charles Maimela in the Department of Private Law obtains Doctor of Laws degree in less than four years
Posted on June 22, 2018
The Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria is proud to announce that Charles Maimela in the Department of Public Law received confirmation of his successful completion of a Doctor of Laws through Unisa on ‘Legal issues relating to the treatment of cancer’ in middle June 2018....
Appointment of new Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning at UP Law
Posted on June 14, 2018
The University of Pretoria (UP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Birgit Kuschke as Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Law with effect 1 July 2018.
UP Law expert resigns from the IAAF Tribunal over new hyperandrogenism policy
Posted on May 04, 2018
On 29 April 2018, Professor Steve Cornelius, Sports Law expert and Head of the Department of Private Law in the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria, resigned from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Disciplinary Tribunal in protest against the...
UP Faculty of Law says goodbye to Professor Linda Schoeman-Malan
Posted on April 20, 2018
On Wednesday, 18 April 2018, the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria said goodbye to Professor Linda Schoeman-Malan from the Department of Private Law after years of loyal service to the Faculty of Law and the University of Pretoria.
Two UP Law Professors are again Exceptional Academic Achievers
Posted on March 26, 2018
The Faculty of Law is proud to announce that Professors Ann Skelton (Director of the Centre for Child Law) and Christof Heyns (Director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa at the University of Pretoria and a member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee) have...
TuksLaw professor a contributor to Encyclopedia of Private International Law which has won American Society of International Law merit award
Posted on March 19, 2018
The Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria is proud to announce that Professor Elsabe Schoeman in its Department of Private Law has contributed to the Encyclopedia of Private International Law which has recently won the 2018 ASIL Certificate of Merit for High Technical Craftsmanship and...
Faculty of Law Teaching Award goes to Dr Carika Fritz in the Department of Mercantile Law
Posted on March 12, 2018
Warm congratulations to Dr Carika Fritz on being the recipient of the University of Pretoria Faculty of Law Teaching Award for 2017.
The evaluators had high praise for Dr Fritz in the Department of Mercantile Law, and for the runner-up, Prof Steve Cornelius, Head of the Department of Private...
TuksLaw celebrates its ranking as Best in Africa
Posted on December 13, 2017
The Faculty of Law, its alumni, foreign dignitaries, friends, members of the judiciary, staff and students recently celebrated the faculty's 2018 ranking by Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE) as the best in Africa and 92nd in the world.
Prof Steve Cornelius appointed as member of the IAAF Disciplinary Tribunal
Posted on December 04, 2017
Prof Steve Cornelius, Head of the Department of Private Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria, has been appointed by the Council of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) as a member of the IAAF Disciplinary Tribunal.
Memorable graduation ceremony for youngest ever TuksLaw doctorate
Posted on December 12, 2016
On the eve of International Human Rights Day, the Centre for Human Rights held its annual graduation ceremony. This year’s event, which took place on 9 December 2016, was very special for a number of reasons, including the graduation of the youngest ever TuksLaw graduate, Emile Zitzke.
Dr Gustav Muller recipient of Faculty’s 2016 teaching award
Posted on November 30, 2016
A proud Dr Gustav Muller in the Department of Private Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria recently received the Faculty’s teaching award for the 2016 academic year. The award is a R10 000 contribution to Gustav's research fund, courtesy of the Department of Higher...
Youngest ever TuksLaw doctorate awarded
Posted on November 28, 2016
The Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria is pleased to announce that alumnus Emile Zitzke successfully defended his doctoral thesis earlier in November, setting the record for the youngest person to obtain a Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree in the Faculty.
Prof Birgit Kuschke a member of Principles Drafting Committee of Transnational Insurance Law
Posted on November 11, 2016
Prof Birgit Kuschke, from the Department of Private Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria, was invited to serve as one of only 15 principle members of the International Drafting Committee of the universal Principles of Reinsurance Contract Law, under the auspices of the...
Expert in Law of Contract, Professor Birgit Kuschke, is of the opinion that ‘continuance of Tshwane’s PEU smart meter contract is undue and not in public interest’
Posted on October 26, 2016
Although the City of Tshwane is still paying R4.6 million a day in terms of the cancellation clause in the agreement with smart electricity meter contractor PEU, Professor Birgit Kuschke, a contract law expert in the Department of Private Law of the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria is...
TuksLaw celebrates its share in UP's 250 000th alumni
Posted on April 18, 2016
At the Autumn Graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria on Thursday, 15 April 2016, 408 law degrees were conferred upon 307 LLB, 90 LLM and 11 LLD/DPhil graduates. 52 LLB students and 12 Master's students obtained degrees with distinction.
Should tackles be banned in schools rugby?
Posted on March 17, 2016
Health experts recently submitted an open letter to the UK government, calling for tackling in schools rugby to be outlawed. UP's Prof Steve Cornelius has entered this controversial debate with a recently published article.
A major crisis looms in sport
Posted on October 19, 2015
Prof Steve Cornelius has conducted extensive research on the high rate of injury in professional sports and says that sport could be facing a major crisis because of this.
Professor Steve Cornelius new Head of the Department of Private Law
Posted on September 17, 2015
Dean André Boraine, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria recently announced the appointment of Prof Steve Cornelius as Head of the Department of Private Law effective as from 1 October 2015.