Back row (fltr): Franciscus Haupt, Adv Schane Fisher-Klein, Prof Annette van der Merwe, Prof Rian Cloete, Mark Christian, Thino Bekker and Thea Illsley.
Front: Nina Venter and Prof Wium de Villiers
The Department of Procedural Law teaches in the disciplines that fall within the domain of the procedural (or formal) law. Undergraduate courses offered in the department include Criminal and Civil Procedure, Law of Evidence, Legal Practice, Alternative Resolution, Conveyancing and Notarial Practice, Sports Law and Practical Law. The Department also takes academic responsibility for the practical training that takes place in the Law Clinic.
The Department offers four coursework LLM degrees. Mrs Thea Illsley is the course leader for the module Advanced Law of Evidence (LOE 802), Prof André Boraine for the LLM module in Civil Litigation (CLG 801), Prof Wium de Villiers for Criminal Procedure Litigation (CCP 801) and Prof Rian Cloete is responsible for Sports Law.
Prof Rian Cloete is the course leader for the Certificate in Sports Law and the Law School, both offered through CE@UP.
In addition to the permanent members, the Department of Procedural Law also relies on the expertise and experience of a number of external experts. Experts who have assisted in lecturing in the Department include Dr Danie van Loggerenberg SC, Advocate of the Pretoria Bar and editor of Jones & Buckle: The Civil Practice of the Magistrates’ Courts in South Africa, Dr Llewellyn Curlewis, prominent criminal law attorney and Vice-President of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces and Mr Allen West, Chief of Deeds Training at Justice College in Pretoria and author of The Practitioner’s Guide to Conveyancing and Notarial Practice.