Conversation: "Engaging South African Constitutional Justice"


Location: 1130 Eck Hall of Law


This panel event will feature Notre Dame alumni from South Africa, all graduates of the LL.M. in International Human Rights Program and each working on constitutional and human rights issues. The panelists will examine both extraordinary progress and continued challenges in South Africa, as well as reflect upon the impact that a Notre Dame education had on their efforts. Participants will include:

Mbuyiseli Madlanga, LL.M. ’90
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

Vinodh Jaichand, LL.M. ’88, J.S.D. ’96
Dean of the Law School at The University of the Witwatersrand

Judith Cohen, LL.M. ’95
International Coordinating Commitee Liaison Officer at the South African Human Rights Commission

Jacquie Cassette, LL.M. ’95
Director and national practice head in the Pro Bono and Human Rights practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, Johannesburg

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

Prof. Christine Venter, LL.M. ’93, J.S.D. ’95, Director of the Notre Dame Legal Writing Program, will serve as moderator for the event.

The conversation is part of a special series of CCHR events, presented in collaboration with Notre Dame Law School, focused on the development of constitutional justice in South Africa, entitled "Engaging Justice in South Africa."

Lunch will be provided, and undergraduates are welcome.