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There are a number of key staff members which you may wish to contact prior to or during your postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Law. These key staff members and their contact details are set out below:

Dean's Office

Dean: Prof Danwood Chirwa  +27 21 650 2706

Executive Assistant to the Dean: Ms Faiza Mohamed  +27 21 650 2706

Deputy Dean, Postgraduate Studies: Professor Johann Hattingh +27 21 650 5883

Faculty Office

Please contact us for all administrative queries regarding postgraduate studies including applications, registrations, timetables, dissertations, supervision, submission, graduation, and funding.

Faculty Manager: Ms Nondwe De Caires +27 21 650 3086

Manager, Postgraduate Studies (School for Advanced Legal Studies): Ms Patricia Phillips +27 21 650 5409

Administrative Officer (School for Advanced Legal Studies): Ms Clare Richfield +27 21 650 1677

Programme Convenors

A convenor has been appointed to oversee each of the specialist postgraduate programmes. Contact the appropriate programme convenor with any questions regarding the structure and content of these programmes or their constituent courses.

Postgraduate Student Advisors

The School for Advanced Legal Studies has appointed dedicated postgraduate student advisors to answer any questions regarding your choice of degree programme and the structure of the Faculties postgraduate degree programmes.

Post Graduate Writing Centre Tutors

The law faculty writing centre is open to students for free writing consultations. Academic writing is a continuous project which can always be improved. We assist students at all stages of the writing process.

Tutors are currently available for online consultations. In order to make an appointment please email

You can make an appointment to –

  1. discuss and plan an outline of your writing during an online consultation; or
  2. send us an excerpt of your work (maximum 3000 words at a time) on which we will provide feedback during a consultation.

Please include in your email the degree and department in which you are registered, and if there is anything in particular you would like us to provide feedback on. Feedback consists of guidance on structure, how to research, and how to write clearly and effectively. Tutors do not provide proofreading or editing assistance. Please make appointments when there is time to spare – help cannot be provided with assignments a day or two prior to the deadline.