Education law

Progressive legal education for candidate legal practitioners: What role should universities play?

  This article discusses the role of both law teachers and legal practitioners in the provision of legal education in South Africa (SA). Legal education has narrowly been viewed through […]

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LLB graduates from private institutions are qualified to enter professional legal practice

Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd v The KwaZulu-Natal Law Society and Others (KZP) (unreported case no 9090/18, 22-2-2019) (Sibiya AJ) In this significant judgment, the applicant was the Independent […]

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Withdrawal of accreditation – response from universities

By Kgomotso Ramotsho In the May issue of De Rebus, the editor’s note ‘Legal education in crisis’ 2017 (May) DR 3 focussed on the quality of the LLB qualification. This […]

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Pregnant and out of school contracts – untenable

By Nicholas Mgedeza It is well known that within both the public and private school system, there are schoolgirls that fall pregnant during their tenure as students. This has culminated […]

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Court orders education MEC to determine public school feeder zones

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele Federation of Governing Bodies for South African Schools v Member of the Executive Council for Education, Gauteng and Another (CC) (unreported case no CCT/209/15, 20-5-2016) (Moseneke DCJ) […]

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University policy and national legislation against equality

Dean of the Law Faculty of the University of North West and Others v Masisi (SCA) (unreported case no 297/2013, 20-2-2014) (Navasa, Mhlantla and Petse JJA, Van Zyl and Swain […]

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Preparing for the future – University law clinics training candidate attorneys

By Clement Marumoagae University law clinics play an important role in training law graduates for the legal profession. Law clinics are traditionally understood to have two main objectives: Teaching law […]

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CLC Stream B: Legal and judicial profession

By Kim Hawkey Who guards the guardians? Regulation of the legal profession In a session chaired by South African attorney Max Boqwana, the chairperson of the United Kingdom (UK) Bar […]

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