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Department of Public Law

Welcome to the Department of Public Law




For the LLB degree the Department of Public Law offers courses in those areas of the law that, traditionally speaking, fall within the Public Law domain: Criminal Law, Human Rights, Legal Interpretation, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and International Law. Flowing from these, a number of specialised elective courses are also offered for the LLB degree: Media Law, Statutory Crimes, Land and Land Reform, Environmental Law, Medical Law, International Humanitarian Law and Municipal Law.

Apart from the coursework LLM degrees offered in the Department of Public Law (International Law, Criminal Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Socio-economic Rights, Human Rights and Constitutional Practice, International Air, Space and Telecommunications Law and International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights in Military Operations), members of the Department are also involved in other coursework LLM degrees: the LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa and the LLM in International Trade and Investment Law (both offered by the Centre for Human Rights). LLM (by research) and the LLD degrees are also offered in any of the areas of law within the Public Law domain.

Members of the Department are also involved in certificate courses. Prof Christo Botha is the course leader of the UP Certificate in Legislative Drafting, offered through Continuing Education. Prof Pieter Carstens is the Director of the Centre for Law and Medicine which offers a Certificate in Medical Law. Ms Melanie Murcott is the course leader of the UP Certificate in Environmental Law offered through Continuing Education. Prof Bernard Bekink is the course leader of the UP Certificate in Municipal/Local Government Law.

 

News

Prof Tiaan de Jager gives an African perspective on environmental issues in Geneva - 15/04/2014
Prof Tiaan de Jager, Deputy Dean: Research in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control, is an expert on the effect of the presence of pharmaceuticals in the environment in Africa. It was on account of this expertise that he was invited by the German Federal Government Environment Protection Agency and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) to address them on the effect of pharmaceuticals on the environment in Africa.
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Tax specialist nominated for an Education Innovation Award - 15/04/2014
A senior lecturer in the Department of Taxation, Ms Theresa van Oordt, has been nominated for the Laureate Award for Education Innovation.
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Faculty of Education awards Honorary Doctorate to Prof JW Creswell - 14/04/2014
JW Creswell is professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research output includes many articles on mixed methods research, qualitative methodology and general research design, as well as 22 books.
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Research Focus: Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives: Profit by non-financial motivators - 14/04/2014
“Often neglected non-financial motivators could prove highly effective in improving employee productivity,” Dr Melanie Wiese and Dr Ronel Coetzee of the University of Pretoria’s Department of Marketing Management conclude in an article in the Southern African Business Review.
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TuksFM shines again at the 2014 MTN Radio Awards - 14/04/2014
The best of SA radio was honoured at the fifth annual MTN Radio Awards gala dinner at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday 12 April 2014. Tuks FM walked away with nine awards including the prestigious “Campus Station of the Year” award for the third consecutive year.
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University of Pretoria seals collaboration with Georgia State University - 14/04/2014
A long-standing institutional relationship between the University of Pretoria (UP) and Georgia State University, USA was sealed recently with the signing of a memorandum of understanding.
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Faculty of Engineering Built Environment and Information Technology awards Honorary Doctorate to Prof RL Baskerville - 11/04/2014
Prof Baskerville congratulated all his fellow graduates at the ceremony and made special mention of those who graduated as the first people in their family to get a degree because he was also the first person in his family to go to university and get a degree. He told the graduates that "Getting a first degree is like opening up a bag of crisps, once you taste one, you want the whole bag." In his inspiring talk, he encouraged graduates to stand on the shoulders of giants and constantly seek new horizons and ways of looking at things.
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