From the 2007 News Archive
Dennis Davis, Judge of the High Court of Cape Town, South Africa to Join School of Law as Distinguished Visitor Through April 18
Dennis Davis, Judge of the High Court of Cape Town, South Africa, and Judge President of the Competition Appeal Court, will join the School of Law as a Distinguished Visitor in April.
On April 16, Judge Davis, Business Law Program director Lisa Fairfax
and Jim Hanks '67
of Venable LLP presented "The New South Africa Corporate Code" at 12:10 p.m. in Room 108.
On April 18, Judge Davis will present "Free Trade, Free Market, and Developing Economies" at 5 p.m. in the Krongard Board Room. A reception will follow the April 18 event.
Judge Davis has a B.Com LLB cum laude
from University of Cape Town and a M.Phil from the University of Cambridge. Before his appointment to the Bench, Judge Davis held professorial appointments at the law schools of both University of Cape Town and University of the Witwatersrand, where, between 1991 and1997, he was also the director of the Centre for Applied Legal Studies.
During the negotiations for South Africaís new constitution, Judge Davis acted as a technical legal advisor on electoral law to the Convention for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA) and on federalism at the Constitutional Assembly. He has published over one hundred articles in academic journals on a number of legal subjects including constitutional law, jurisprudence, tax, insurance law and criminology, and has co-written eight books.
Judge Davisís visit is part of the Distinguished Visitors Program, which invites scholars and professionals in law and allied fields to join the School of Law community for short or longer-term academic visits. Visiting professors present a public lecture, conduct mini-symposia, and work with students and other faculty members in a variety of formal and informal settings. The Program brings new perspectives to the School of Law and stimulates conversation on emerging issues in law and public policy.