UM Carey Law students interested in other nations' constitutions can explore South Africa’s, considered by many to be one of the world’s finest, in a new course at the law school.
Running January 14 to February 4, the course, Introduction to and Selected Topics on South African Constitutional Jurisprudence, will be taught by Waheeda Amien, Ph.D., a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Capetown.
The new course will focus on the contextual factors shaping South Africa’s democracy and the decisions of its highest court, particularly those dealing with equality, socio-economic rights and political rights.
Dr. Amien, who earned her Ph.D. in law from the University of Ghent, specializes in legal pluralism and human rights as they pertain to personal and family law. She has conducted research on law, race and gender for the South African Parliament and is co-founder and trustee of Shura Yabafazi (Consultation of Women) and chair of the South African Recognition of Muslim Marriages Forum.