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Justice Mokgoro of the Constitutional Court of South Africa Lectures on South African Constitution and the Court

In conjunction with her visit to the School of Law, Justice Yvonne Mokgoro delivered a lecture entitled "The South African Constitution and the Court: A Social-Political Context". She also spoke to faculty and student during a luncheon in the Krongard Board Room.

Throughout her legal career, Justice Mokgoro has taught a number of courses, including, Constitutional Law, Human Rights Law Jurisprudence, History of Law, Comparative Law, Criminal Law, Private Law and Customary Law at a number of universities in South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States and Netherlands. She has written extensively, presented papers and participated in a myriad of national and international conferences, seminars and workshops in South Africa and internationally, mainly in sociological jurisprudence and particularly on human rights, customary law, focusing on the impact of law on society generally, and on women and children specifically. She was appointed to the Constitutional Court in 1994 after serving as a Specialist Researcher for the Centre for Constitutional Analysis at the Human Science Research Council.

In addition to sitting on the Constitutional Court, Justice Mokgoro is the current Chairperson of the South African Law (Reform) Commission and is the President of Africa Legal Aid, a non-governmental organization which provides legal aid and human rights education throughout Africa. She currently serves on a number of boards, university councils and Trusts, including the Boards of the Nelson Mandela-Rhodes Trust, Child Law Centre and the Centre for Human Rights, at the University of Pretoria, the University of the North Student Financial Aid Trust and is Chairperson of Venda University Council.


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