UP law professor Willem Jacobs helps resolves US$190 billion tax dispute in Tanzania
Posted on October 08, 2020
The Faculty of Law (UP Law) at the University of Pretoria (UP) is proud to announce that Prof Willem Jacobs, Extraordinary Professor in its Department of Public Law and Chief Operating Officer of Barrick Gold, was instrumental in resolving a recent US$190 billion tax dispute in Tanzania.
UP Law's Dr Ilze Grobbelaar-du Plessis also appointed as Advisory Committee Member for Project 148
Posted on October 02, 2020
The Faculty of Law (UP Law) at the University of Pretoria extends hearty congratulations to Dr Ilze Grobbelaar-du Plessis in its Department of Public Law on her appointment by the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Minister Ronald Lamola, as an Advisory Committee Member for...
Op-ed: UP Law Professor Dire Tladi: 'The Role of the Public in the Search for a Progressive International Law'
Posted on September 18, 2020
Can international law address the most pressing concerns of society? On Thursday 10 September I was honoured to present the 25th University of Pretoria Expert Lecture, which explored whether international law can address the most pressing concerns of society? The pressing concerns of our society...
25th Expert UP Lecture delivered by international law specialist, Prof Dire Tladi
Posted on September 11, 2020
On 10 September 2020, Professor Dire Tladi, a professor of International law in the Department of Public Law at the University of Pretoria (UP) and a Fellow in the Institute for Comparative and International Law in the Faculty of Law (UP Law), rendered the 25th Expert Lecture Series by UP on...
UP Law's Dr Melanie Murcott co-hosts student conference with the SA Environmental Law Association
Posted on September 08, 2020
The Environmental Law Association of South Africa hosted its first online annual conference from 3 to 5 September, and this week is hosting their first online student conference (7 to 9 September). The student conference is co-hosted with the Environmental Law Association of South Africa by Dr...
UP Law Professor Dire Tladi interviewed by Legal Pages, Issue 5, July 2020
Posted on August 02, 2020
Professor Dire Tladi in the Department of Public Law and a Fellow at the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa in the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria appears in Issue 5 of the Legal Pages, July 2020, on ‘The impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on International...
'Peremptory Norms of General International Law (Jus Cogens) and the Prohibition of Terrorism' wins international prize
Posted on March 09, 2020
The Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria is proud to announce that UP Faculty of Law alumna Aniel de Beer's book on 'Peremptory Norms of General International Law (Jus Cogens) and the Prohibition of Terrorism' has been selected as the winner of the American Society of International Law...
Another doctorate conferred on a Faculty of Law lecturer - Dr Melanie Murcott
Posted on February 21, 2020
The Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria congratulates Dr Melanie Murcott, a senior lecturer in its Department of Public Law, on the attainment of her doctorate degree in Constitutional Law on Tuesday, 18 February 2020.
Law graduate sets new record for youngest person to obtain UP Law doctoral degree
Posted on February 12, 2020
Law scholar Dr Marko Svicevic has set a new record for the youngest person (± 25 years and 3 months) to ever obtain a Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree from the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Law.
UP Law Lecturer receives 2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellows Excellence Award
Posted on November 04, 2019
On 30 October 2019, Dr Martha M Bradley, a lecturer in the Department of Public Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria and former doctoral student affiliated to the SARChI Professorship in International Law (her doctoral thesis was supervised by Prof Dr Erika De Wet and Prof Jann...
Koos Malan, professor of Public Law, University of Pretoria, publishes critique of the generally accepted doctrine of statist-individualist constitutionalism
Posted on October 22, 2019
In his new book ‘There is no Supreme Constitution – A critique of Statist-individualistic Constitutionalism’ published by African Sun Media, Professor Koos Malan in the Department of Public Law of the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria (UP) challenges the plausibility...
UP Law alumnus Ronald Lamola appointed as Minister of Justice and Correctional Services
Posted on May 30, 2019
The Faculty of Law extends hearty congratulations to alumnus Minister Ronald Lamola as SA's newly appointed Minister of Justice and Correctional Services.
Extractive Industries Law in Africa Unit (EILA) delivers largest group of graduandi of all UP Law postgraduate programmes
Posted on April 24, 2019
The Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria is proud to announce the graduation of its first two candidates in the MPhil in Extractive Industry Policy, Management and Regulation Programme since its inception in February 2018. The Extractive Industries Law in Africa Unit (EILA), hosted by...
University of Pretoria's senior lecturer Melanie Murcott invited to participate in virtual lecturers at Mercer University Law School Environmental Law Programme
Posted on March 01, 2019
The Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria is proud to announce that Ms Melanie Murcott, a senior lecturer in the Department of Public Law, has been selected to participate as a lecturer in the Mercer University Law School Virtual Environmental Law Guest Speaker Programme this semester.
Professor Dire Tladi puts UP Law on the global map again
Posted on December 07, 2018
The Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria (UP) is proud to announce that Professor Dire Tladi in the Department of Public Law has been awarded the very prestigious Fulbright Research Grant and will take up a position as Global Visiting Professor in Law at the University of California...
Professor Annelize Nienaber, Head of the Department Public Law at UP delivers inaugural address
Posted on May 28, 2018
On 22 May 2018, Professor Annelize Nienaber, Head of the Department of Public Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria, presented her inaugural address as appointed Departmental Head on ‘Meaningful knowledge? Law and ethics in postgenomic gene-therapy research’.
Faculty of Law says goodbye to Prof Danie Brand
Posted on April 02, 2018
On Thursday, 29 March 2018, the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria officially said goodbye to Professor Danie Brand from the Department of Public Law who has taken up the position of Director at the Free State Centre for Human Rights at the University of the Free State.
The sky is not the limit for Space Law pioneer Prof Stephan Hobe and TuksLaw Master's students
Posted on March 08, 2018
The Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria takes great pride in the fact that international Air and Space Law expert and extraordinary professor in the Department of Public Law at TuksLaw, Prof Stephan Hobe, has just completed his eight annual academic visit to TuksLaw since 2011. The...
Global public health issue of patient safety under the spotlight in Doctor of Laws thesis
Posted on February 14, 2018
The Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria is proud to announce that another one of its staff members has qualified as a Doctor of Laws on Monday, 12 February 2018. Dr William Oosthuizen's (29) thesis, titled 'Reconciling patient safety and liability: Lessons from a Just Culture' deals...
TuksLaw celebrates its ranking as Best in Africa
Posted on December 11, 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.