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Engaging Justice in South Africa

A Special Series Presented in Partnership with Notre Dame Law School

CCHR Conversation

Engaging South African Constitutional Justice

Thursday April 14, 12:30 P.M./ 1130 Eck Hall of Law/ Lunch Will Be Served

An extraordinary gathering of Notre Dame alumni, South African graduates of the L.L.M. Program in International Human Rights Law, will discuss South Africa's transformative constitutionalism and the country's continuing pursuit of social justice. Participating in the conversation will be:

Mbuyiseli Madlanga, L.L.M. '90 Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

Vinodh Jaichand,L.L.M. '88, J.S.D. '96 Dean of the Law School at the University of Witwatersrand

Judith Cohen, L.L.M. '95 International Coordinating Commitee Liaison Officer, South African Human Rights Comission

Jacquie Cassette, L.L.M. '95 Director of the Pro Bono and Human Rights pratice at Cliffe Dekker Hofneyr

Garth Meintjes L.L.M. '91, J.S.D '05 President of PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law

Moderator: Christine Venter, L.L.M. '93, J.S.D '95 Director of the Notre Dame Legal Writing Program

Clynes Lecture Judging According to Personal Attributes:

Tension with the Oath of Office?

Thursday, April 14 I 5:30 P.M. I 1130 Eck Hall of Law I Reception To Follow

Mbuyiseli Madlanga, L.L.M. '90 a Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and the Judge James J. Clynes, Jr. Visiting Chair in the Ethics of Litigation within the Judicial Process, will deliver the Clynes Chair Lecture at Notre Dame Law School.

JICL Symposium

South African Justice: 20 Years of Theory and Practice

Friday, April 15 I 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. I 3140 Eck Hall of Law I Lunch Will Be Served

The Journal of International and Comparative Law's annual symposium will review the origins and jurisprudence of the South African constitution and draw insights into the legal advances that have been made in light of it. Joining the CCHR South African alumni in the symposium will be Heinz Klug, Evjue-Bascom Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Undergraduates welcome. Learn more at