Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law

NWU academic speaks at international law conference

Prof Melvin Mbao, an academic in the Faculty of Law at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng, attended and delivered a paper at the 7th Annual International Conference on Law, Regulations and Public Policy that was held in Singapore from 24 to 25 June 2018.

Taxing answers to carbon emissions

Studies have shown South Africa is one of the world’s largest carbon emitters. Dr Michelle Barnard, a senior lecturer from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Law, has pledged to try and change this.

Maponya law firm sponsors NWU students

The Faculty of Law at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng hosted a luncheon on 8 May 2018 to announce its new partnership with local law firm, Maponya Attorneys Inc.

Pioneering electronic law journal in class of its own

Since its inception in 1998, the Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal (PELJ) has been a hallmark of the Faculty of Law’s continuous excellence. Every year the PEJL receives more than 100 submissions of which more than 60% are published.

A new frontier: The Creative Arts and Law project

“All aspects of society are effected by law therefore we encourage interdisciplinary cooperation,” explains one of the most popular lecturers at the North-West University (NWU), René Koraan. That is why the Faculty of Law, in conjunction with the Faculty of Education, launched the Creative Arts and Law project.

Another feather in Louis Kotzé’s hat

Prestigious achievements are no longer uncommon for Prof Louis Kotzé, although this humble research professor in environmental law at the Faculty of Law at the North-West University (NWU) will differ from anyone who says so.

NWU Law Faculty holds law colloquium

As a continuation of its Human Rights Month celebrations, the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng hosted a Law Colloquium on 22 March 2018.

NWU Law Clinic is making a lasting impact in the local community

The North-West University (NWU) Law Clinic in Mahikeng has been in operation for 33 years. It started as a small advisory office with the assistance of students who participated on a voluntary basis.

NWU and UNHCR host international symposium on statelessness

The Faculty of Law on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng, in conjunction with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is hosting an international symposium on The International Human Right to a Nationality, the Prevention of Statelessness and the Protection of Stateless Individuals in the 21st Century from 31 October until 2 November 2017.

The link between climate change and money

The North-West University (NWU) recently hosted a climate change public lecture on its campus in Potchefstroom.