Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law

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.

Advocate inspires NWU’s young legal eagles

On 11 September 2017 the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng hosted renowned practicing advocate, Carol-Ann Myburg, at a jurisprudence dialogue titled “Dynamics of Legal Practice with specific reference to the role of Advocates”.

NWU Prof acting as judge in High Court

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Prof Elmarie van der Schyff of the Faculty of Law was appointed to serve as acting judge in the Gauteng division of the High Court of South Africa from 9 October to 17 November 2017.

Second-year students victorious in mock trials

A team of second-year students from the Faculty of Law on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng has broken the winning streak of third-year students by taking first place in the popular annual NWU Juta Mock Trial competition.

‘Court’ in session for Juta-NWU mock trials

The exciting annual mock trials of the North-West University (NWU), hosted by the Faculty of Law on the campus in Potchefstroom with the support of Juta, started with the qualifying rounds on 19 July, with the finals to follow on 15 August.

NWU academic to present a paper at international law conference

Prof Melvin Mbao, academic and dean of the Faculty of Law on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng  will be attending the 6th International Conference on Law, Regulations and Public Policy in Singapore from 5 to 6 June 2017.