Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law

NWU Faculty of Law leads with legal giants

The North-West University’s (NWU’) Faculty of Law at the campus in Mahikeng stands on the shoulders of giants, associating itself with various experts in the legal fraternity.

An opportunity for constitutional redemption: Zimbabwe, Chamisa and Mnangagwa

Prof Ilyayambwa Mwanawina, a law expert from the North-West University (NWU), shares his opinion on the impending ruling of the Zimbabwean Constitutional Court on the challenge lodged by Nelson Chamisa of the Zimbabwean Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).

NWU Law students soar in annual competition

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Law, in partnership with South African legal publishing entity JUTA, hosted the annual Mock Trial Competition at the Mahikeng High Court.

NWU’s Law Faculty assists rape survivors for Mandela Day

The Faculty of Law at North-West University (NWU) does not only provide quality legal education and undertake focused research, but is also involved in the community – as was the case in this year's Nelson Mandela Day project.

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.