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Professor Pierre De Vos teaches and is interested in Constitutional Law


Associate Professor Waheeda Amien's research interests include Legal Pluralism, Muslim Personal Law, Religious Personal and Family Laws, Gender Equality, Freedom of Religion


Associate Professor Richard Calland specialises in Freedom of information law and Democratic governance and Sustainable development


Professor Danwood Chirwa specialises in economic, social and cultural rights, children’s rights, international human rights law, and comparative African constitutional and administrative law


Dr Aninka Claassensresearch focus is on the nature and content of customary law in the South African constitutional dispensation


Emeritus Professor Hugh Corder's interests include Comparative administrative justice in the British Commonwealth, Administrative Law Reform in South Africa, the Separation of Powers from the Judicial perspective


Emeritus Professor Jan Glazewski's research interests include climate change law, energy law and environmental law


Associate Professor Fatima Khan specialises in Refugee Law


Lauren Kohn specialises in Constitutional and Administrative Law


Salona Lutchman's research interests include general public international law, children's rights and criminal justice.


Professor Rashida Manjoo's specialises in Human Rights


Amanda Mkhonza's focus is Environmental Law, with particular interest in protection of water resources


Dr Kelley Moult's recent research projects include child marriage, sexual health and reproductive rights in Southern Africa, as well as the intersection of Western and traditional justice systems in terms of gender-based violence


Emeritus Professor Christina Murray has taught and written on human rights law (and particularly issues relating to gender equality, violence against women, constitutional rights for women and African customary law), international law, and constitutional law (including systems of government, multilevel government, fiscal federalism and traditional leadership


Jameelah Omar's research focuses on procedure and substantive criminal law, especially sexual offences. She has also published on the law on protest.  


Professor Alexander Paterson's areas of interest and research include biodiversity, protected areas, land use planning and incentive based environmental regulation


Kelly Phelpsresearches and publishes on constitutional criminal adjudication, sexual offences and sentencing.


Associate Professor Cathleen Powell has published in the areas of international law, constitutional law, international organisations, legal theory, counterterrorism and the interface between law and politics in the international arena


Professor PJ Schwikkard'primary research interests lie in the intersection of human rights, evidence and criminal procedure


Emeritus Professor Clifford Shearing's current work is focused on reshaping the boundaries of criminological studies in ways that enable criminologists to engage with the shifts in the risk landscapes that are characterising the 21st Century


Professor Dee Smythe's research spans a range of areas at the intersection of law, policy, and social justice


Associate Professor​​​​​​​ Elrena van der Spuy has published on crime and policing in South Africa, Africa and internationally

Associate Professor Hannah Woolaver research interests include Public international law generally; international criminal law; the use of force; the relationship between international and domestic law.​​​​​​​