02 February 2023
Welcome Event
The Faculty Welcome includes and address by the Executive Dean, Dr Lynn Biggs, followed by a Faculty Meet and Greet session offering faculty-based information for first-year students and their guardians.



12 June 2021
Annual Open Day 2021



You are hereby cordially invited to the launch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime's E4J Grants Programme for Higher Education Institutions “Inspire.Change.Together”, of which Nelson Mandela University is one of only four recipients worldwide.

The launch will take place on Thursday, 12 November from 16:00 - 18:00 South African time. The purpose of the programme is to present a framework for discussing the role of higher education in promoting justice and the rule of law and for the winners of the E4J Grants Programme to share their thoughts on how higher education can contribute to the achievement of the SDGs through teaching and empowering the next generation. 

This is in support of the UN Secretary-General’s Call for a Decade of Action stressing the importance to include all sectors of society to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, this undertaking aims to involve a broad range of stakeholders in supporting efforts to achieve the SDGs. Prof Hennie Van As, Department of Public Law, Director of the Centre for Law in Action and FishFORCE Fisheries Law Enforcement Academy, will be one of the guest speakers.

The session is open to all but participants will need to register and will then get the link to attend. Please click on "Microsoft Teams" in the advert to register. The website for the event can be found at: https://www.unodc.org/e4j/en/tertiary/grant-programme/launch.html


Important documents to download:

E4J Grants Programme Launch Save the Date

Grants Programme Launch_flyer

Grants Programme Launch_2-pager

The Faculty of Law invites students to represent the Nelson Mandela University at the 'All Africa Moot Court Competition'

Please see the poster below for more information:




The US Law School Virtual LLM Fair is in South Africa on Thursday 10th September 2020.

This online event offers students in South Africa the opportunity to chat with representatives of renowned US Master of Law programs, this will include representatives from Miami Law.

It is the ideal chance to meet, learn and engage with LLM program representatives from a select consortium of elite US law schools. The full list of US universities in attendance is as follows:


UCLA School of Law
University of Colorado Law School
University of California Hastings Law
The George Washington University Law School
University of Miami School of Law
University of Michigan Law School
Stetson University College of Law
Syracuse University College of Law
Vanderbilt Law School
Wake Forest University School of Law
William S Boyd School of Law at University of Nevada, Las Vegas


For more information and registration: http://www.usllmfairs.org/#Schedule-Registration


This fourth and final seminar in the LLRN summer series will be held on Tuesday 21st July at 16pm Geneva and Johannesburg time, 15pm in London, 9 am in Bogota and 22pm in Hong Kong.

Pablo Arellano, Labour law specialist (ILO) and researcher (PUCV)

Prof. Juliana Morad, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Prof. Julia Tomassetti,City University of Hong Kong
Prof. Avinash Govindjee, Nelson Mandela University 

Please click on the link to register to attend:


FishFORCE, a Fisheries Crime Law Enforcement Academy, established in 2016 and housed at the Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa will host a one and a half-day dialogue on fisheries crime on 9 and 10 March 2020.

Dear Final Year and Postgraduate Students

You are cordially invited to attend a recruitment presentation by Mr Lutho Jolobe, an Alumnus of the University and Law Clerk at the Constitutional Court. Mr Jolobe will be presenting on information relating to the Law Clerks at the Constitutional Court advertisement for 2021.

The presentation will take place on Thursday 20 February at 16:30 in 123 0002

Kindly please click to access the advert

The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for a wide range of ocean experts and stakeholders to engage with the latest developments impacting on ocean governance from developmental, ecosystem based and humanrights based approaches, before starting to reflect and give direction on what transformed and transformative ocean governance means and requires.

In the preamble of Transforming our world: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the outcome document of the United Nations Summit for the Adoption of the post-2015 Development Agenda adopted by Resolution 70/1 of 25 September 2015, the UN General Assembly resolved "to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet". It also indicated that it was “determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world on to a sustainable and resilient path" and pledged that "no one will be left behind". Sharing the same resolve, determination and pledge, the organisers of this conference structured the event on the premises that:

• It is imperative to transform the way humankind impacts and relies on the


• To that end, ocean governance needs to assume a transformative role;

• In order to do so, ocean governance needs to be transformed.

The conference runs for three days from 22 - 24 January 2020

Kindly please click on the below hyperlink to access the programme.


Transformation in delict: righting the wrongs or wronging the righteous?


Call for papers:

11th Annual Private Law and Social Justice Conference

19-20 August 2019


Moral dilemmas in post-constitutional private law: negotiating the chasm


The main objective of this conference is to establish a platform for delegates to
engage on effective labour dispute prevention, labour dispute resolution and
contemporary substantive-law issues, taking into consideration the quest for social

30 May 2019
Hate Bill seminar
Hate Crimes Seminar

24 May 2019
Meet and Greet
International Law Student's Association

23 May 2019
Maputo Conference
Prof van As has been invited to present at this prestigious gathering.

16 April 2019
Law Clinic Expo
Do you need legal assistance but cannot afford an attorney, help may be found at the Law Clinic bought to you by the Human Settlement Action Group NPC and the Law Faculty: Nelson Mandela University.

Information sharing session

20 February 2019
Practical Labour Programme
Practical Labour Law Certificate