Professor Stu Woolman
Stu Woolman currently holds the positions of Professor of Law and, more recently, the Elizabeth Bradley Chair of Ethics, Governance and Sustainable Development at the University of the Witwatersrand. He also enjoys the title of Academic Director at the South Africa Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law. Stu is the creator, editor-in-chief and primary author of the seminal 5 volume treatise, Constitutional Law of South Africa and creator and editor-in-chief of the Constitutional Court Review. He has penned two highly praised monographs: The Selfless Constitution: Experimentalism and Flourishing as Foundations of South Africa’s Basic Law (2013) and The Constitution in the Classroom: Law and Education in South Africa, 1994 – 2008 (2009). He has published five collections as co-author and co-editor: The Business of Sustainable Development in Africa (2009)(Winner of the 2010 Hindiggh-Currie Award for Best Book); The Dignity Jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court of South Africa (2013); Is This Seat Taken?: Conversations at the Bar, Bench and Academy about the South African Constitution (2012) and Constitutional Conversations (2008). Read more about Stu Woolman
Advocate Michael Bishop
Michael Bishop is in-house counsel at the Constitutional Litigation Unit of the Legal Resources Centre (LRC). He has appeared in the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal, the High Court and the Land Claims Court on issues including customary law, education, freedom of expression, refugee rights, environmental law, land rights, gender equality, housing, administrative law and social security. He has a particular interest in issues relating to openness and accountability. Prior to joining the LRC, Michael worked in a variety of legal advisory and legal research roles including two years clerking for Chief Justice Pius Langa. Michael has also taught constitutional law and administrative law to LLM students at the University of Pretoria, the University of Cape Town and the National Law University in New Delhi.
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Raisa Cachalia is a researcher at the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC), a centre of the University of Johannesburg. Her published work and broad research interests are in the areas of Administrative Law and Constitutional Law, with a special focus on public power and rule of law issues. Raisa holds BA, LLB, and LLM degrees (cum laude) from the University of the Witwatersrand. She previously worked as a candidate attorney at Bowman Gilfillan Inc. and was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court in 2013. Then in 2013-2014, Raisa clerked at the Constitutional Court of South Africa for Justice Zondo and then Justice Froneman. After leaving the Court she joined Caveat Legal’s panel of legal consultants (2014-present) where she provides legal advice on aspects of regulatory law, particularly in the areas of public procurement and data protection. In 2017, Raisa lectured Administrative Law in the faculty of law at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Professor David Bilchitz
David Bilchitz is a Professor of Fundamental Rights and Constitutional Law at the University of Johannesburg and Director of the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC). He is also Secretary-General of the International Association of Constitutional Law from June 2014 until 2018. He was elected a member of the South African Young Academy of Science in 2015. David has a BA (Hons) LLB cum laude from Wits University. He graduated with an MPhil in Philosophy from St John’s College, University of Cambridge in 2001 and with a PhD in law from the same university in 2004. David worked as law clerk to (then) Deputy Judge-President Langa of the South African Constitutional Court in 2000. His book on ‘Poverty and Fundamental Rights: the Justification and Enforcement of Socio-Economic Rights’ was published by Oxford University Press in February 2007.
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Advocate Jason Brickhill
Jason is a DPhil student at the University of Oxford and an advocate at the Johannesburg Bar. He clerked for Justice Kate O’Regan on the Constitutional Court and was previously the Director of the Constitutional Litigation Unit of the Legal Resources Centre, a leading public interest law firm in South Africa. He is also an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Cape Town; and Research Director at the Oxford Human Rights Hub. He has taught in South Africa and at Oxford, and has published widely in the field of constitutional law and human rights.
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Andrew Konstant is a J.S.D. candidate at the University of Chicago Law School and a visiting researcher at Georgetown University Law Center. Andrew was a researcher at the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC) with a particular focus on administrative, regulatory and competition law. He holds an LLB and LLM from the University of Witwatersrand, an MA in economics from King’s College, London and an LLM from the University of Chicago Law School. Prior to joining SAIFAC, Andrew was an associate at the commercial firm, Webber Wentzel. He has published several articles in journals including the South African Law Journal and South African Journal on Human Rights.
Dr Franziska Sucker
Franziska is a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, School of Law, Johannesburg since June 2011 and holds a doctorate in law from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany (summa cum laude). She was a Visiting Research Fellow at the World Trade Institute (WTI), Berne (May‒July 2013) and a Visiting Researcher at the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights & International Law (SAIFAC), Johannesburg (2009‒2011). Prior to working in South Africa, Franziska was a Senior Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany (2006‒2010) and a Legal Adviser in the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Accra (Ghana) for the Good Governance Programme, Revenue Mobilisation Support (RMS) in 2006. From 2007 to 2012 she was admitted to the German bar and worked as a legal practitioner.
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Linette du Toit
Linette holds an LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation from the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human Rights. She has clerked for Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke at the Constitutional Court as well as Chief Justice Willy Mutunga at the Supreme Court of Kenya. She is currently a researcher on a SAIFAC project which contemplates the performance of the South African Constitution.
Khomotso Moshikaro completed his LLB (Cum Laude) at the University of Pretoria in 2012. He then went to Oxford University, where he completed a Bachelor of Civil Laws at the University of Oxford (2014) and an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies (2015). He worked as a law clerk in the Constitutional Court of South Africa and as a researcher at the South African International and Advanced Constitutional Law Institute (SAIFAC). His areas of specialisation are legal theory, constitutional law, competition and regulation and civil procedural theory. He is currently a Lecturer in Private Law at the University of Cape Town reading for an LLD.
From 2011 to 2015, Salim served as a United Nations prosecutor in the criminal proceedings against the senior Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia, where he participated in investigations, trials and appeals together with Cambodian colleagues. Between 2002 and 2003, as part of the team that established the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, he was responsible for the strategic approach and drafting of the first Code of Conduct for international prosecutors and helped to develop the suite of legal tools known today as the Case Matrix and Legal Tools Database.
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Lauren Kohn is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Law at UCT. She lectures Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Administrative Justice & Open Governance and has been nominated for a Distinguished Teacher Award. Since joining the Academy in 2013, Lauren has published extensively in the fields of Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Contract Law, Environmental Law and Customary Law. In 2016, Lauren was awarded the UCT Faculty of Law Research Prize for her research in the intersecting fields of Administrative and Environmental Law, and most recently, her work on the influence of the Constitution on the Private Law of Contract has been nominated for the St Petersburg International Legal Forum Private Law Prize 2018. Her research on rationality review and the separation of powers has been cited with approval in several High Court judgments. She is currently writing a textbook on Administrative Law through the lens of the Informal Sector, and is an external PhD Candidate at the University of Leiden Law School in the Netherlands. Lauren has presented her research at various local and international conferences and is a regular commentator in the media on topical constitutional issues.
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Laurie Ackermann – Constitutional Court Justice Emeritus, Constitutional Court of South Africa
Mary Arden – Justice, Court of Appeal of England & Wales
Danwood Chirwa – Professor, University of Cape Town
Sujit Choudhry – Dean and Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Christian Courtis – Human Rights Officer, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Javier Couso – Professor, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
Stephen Ellmann – Professor, New York Law School
Charles Fombad – Professor, University of Pretoria
Nicole Fritz – Director, Southern African Litigation Centre
Karthy Govender – Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Jack Greenberg – Professor, Columbia University
Michelo Hansungule – Professor, University of Pretoria
Karl Klare – Professor, Northeastern University
Heinz Klug – Professor, University of Wisconsin
Sandy Liebenberg – Professor, Stellenbosch University
Frank Michelman – Professor, Harvard Law School
John Mubangizi – Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Christina Murray – Professor, University of Cape Town
Enyinna Nwauche – Professor, Rivers State University
Catherine O’Regan – Constitutional Court Justice Emeritus, Constitutional Court of South Africa
Theunis Roux – Professor, University of New South Wales
Cheryl Saunders – Professor, University of Melbourne
Dire Tladi – Legal Counsel, South Africa, United Nations
Andre van der Walt – Professor, Stellenbosch University