A remarkable accomplishment
A remarkable accomplishment. Combining doctrine and theory, and informing both with comparative insight, it stands in the first rank of constitutional treatises worldwide. No one who wishes to understand South African constitutionalism can do without it.
Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley
An indispensable companion to text
An indispensable companion to text, history, theory and judicial interpretation of the constitution of South Africa. In remarkable depth and detail, the book explains how the workings of this modern constitution reflect the lessons learned during two centuries of global experimentation with constitutional democracy as well as the unique history of South Africa.
Michael C. Dorf
Professor of Law, Cornell University School of Law
Constitutional Law of South Africa is an invaluable reference
Constitutional Law of South Africa is an invaluable reference work on the law and practice of this distinctive and important constitutional system. Comprehensive, current and reliable, it is an asset to scholars around the world with an interest in South African constitutional law.
Professor of Law, University of Melbourne
Constitutional Law of South Africa remains the most comprehensive
Constitutional Law of South Africa remains the most comprehensive and useful commentary on the South African Constitution. It is simply indispensable for any legal practitioner, every legal academic and every court, and also for everyone whose work in some way involves interpretation and application of the Constitution.
AJ van der Walt
Professor of Law, Stellenbosch University
Professor Stu Woolman
Stu Woolman currently holds the positions of Elizabeth Bradley Chair of Ethics, Governance and Sustainable Development and Professor of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand. He also enjoys the title of Research Fellow at the South Africa Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for the Study of Law and Society. Stu is the creator, primary author and editor-in-chief of the seminal 5 volume treatise, Constitutional Law of South Africa and creator and editor-in-chief of the Constitutional Court Review. He has penned two highly praised monographs: The Selfless Constitution: Experimentalism and Flourishing as Foundations of South Africa’s Basic Law (2013) and The Constitution in the Classroom: Law and Education in South Africa, 1994 – 2008 (2009). He has published five collections as co-author and co-editor: The Business of Sustainable Development in Africa (2009)(Winner of the 2010 Hindiggh-Currie Award for Best Book); The Dignity Jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court of South Africa (2013); Is This Seat Taken?: Conversations at the Bar, Bench and Academy about the South African Constitution (2012) and Constitutional Conversations (2008).
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Advocate Michael Bishop
Michael Bishop is in-house counsel at the Constitutional Litigation Unit of the Legal Resources Centre (LRC). He has appeared in the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal, the High Court and the Land Claims Court on issues including customary law, education, freedom of expression, refugee rights, environmental law, land rights, gender equality, housing, administrative law and social security. He has a particular interest in issues relating to openness and accountability. Prior to joining the LRC, Michael worked in a variety of legal advisory and legal research roles including two years clerking for Chief Justice Pius Langa. Michael has also taught constitutional law and administrative law to LLM students at the University of Pretoria, the University of Cape Town and the National Law University in New Delhi.
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