16-20 January 2017
The Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa [SLTSA] organises a conference every eighteen months where all those involved in legal education and training (law lecturers) have an opportunity to exchange ideas and research findings.
SLTSA’s aims are:
SLTSA is given statutory recognition in South Africa, both within the Magistrates Commission Act and the Judicial Services Commission Act. Since the membership is open to all Southern African law schools, which may translate in its recognition within laws of SADC states, the SLTSA is well-positioned to play a central role in regional integration plans of the Southern African Development Community [SADC]. The significance of the conference as a dais for policy making, regulatory developments and legal education cannot be gainsaid. The Law Society of Southern Africa (LSSA), the Judicial Service Commission and the Magistrates’ Commission, amongst others, are permanent features of the SLTSA conferences. They are avid contributors of recommendations and policy reform suggestions to the legal profession.
The Faculty of Law of The University of Namibia shall host the 2017 Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa [SLTSA] conference from 16 to 20 January 2017. The Conference will be held at the Dome Conference Centre in the coastal town of Swakopmund, Namibia.
There are direct flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Walvisbay, which serves as the airport for Swakopmund. There are taxi and shuttle services from Walvisbay to Swakopmund on a regular basis. Car rental services are also available at the Walvisbay airport.
The Faculty of Law therefore wishes to extend it’s warmest regards to all colleagues. We look forward to welcoming all of you to Namibia, more particularly, Swakopmund where the conference will be held. The heart of the conference will remain an exchange of sound academic research, academic collaboration and the integration of legal academic community on a dynamic, national and international platform of legal research. Coupled with this excellence of legal research, you can also look forward to taking in breath-taking sunsets over Swakopmund, beautiful German colonial architecture, warm days and a mild desert climate.
The University of Namibia has secured plenary speakers across the spectrum of legal academia, the judiciary itself and the profession. The guest speakers include the Honourable Chief Justice of Namibia, Mr Justice Peter Shivute, The Minister of Justice, Honorable Dr Albert Kawana and Adv. Thuli Madonsela, the outgoing Public Protector of South Africa.
The general theme of the conference is
“Land Reform: Lessons for Law, Good Governance and Legal Education”
and the suggested sub-themes are as follows:
NB: Papers are not restricted to the above sub-themes. Any paper(s) on a topic not covered above will be welcomed.
Submissions are invited on the sub-themes and in all the major disciplines of law, with specific focus on:
|Legal education and writing||Quality assurance of legal education|
|Consumer Protection Law||Family Law|
|Labour Law||Environmental Law|
|Child law||Constitutional Law|
|Criminal Law (Dolus Eventualis)||Clinical Law|
|Administrative Law||Civil Procedure|
|Company Law||Intellectual Property Law|
|Human Rights Law||Insolvency Law|
|Property Law||Legal Commercial Law|
|E-Commerce Law||International Trade Law|
|Competition Law||Corporate Governance|
|Law of Obligations||The impact of social media on the law|
|Access to Justice||Alternate Dispute Resolution|
|Customary Law||Law of Succession|
|Health Law/ Medical Law/ Bioethics||International Humanitarian Law|
|International Criminal Justice||International law|
Colleagues who are interested in serving as subject conveners of the above subjects including the sub-themes for the plenary sessions can either contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by 31 July 2016.
Please follow the style guide: Namibia Law Journal House Style Guide (PDF)
|Submission of one abstract of 500 words||15 October 2016|
|Confirmation of acceptance of abstract||25 October 2016|
|Submission of full paper (maximum of 12.000 words)||15 November 2016|
Presenters are not allowed to submit a paper presented at a previous SLTSA Conference.
Your registration fee includes all conference documentation, tea breaks and lunch during the conference days (18-20 January 2016). Flights, transport to and from the conference venue and any overnight accommodation are for the delegate’s own account.
Conference Registration Fee is N$2500.00 (1 Namibian Dollar = 1 South African Rand); Note: the South African Rand is a legal tender in Namibia
The last day for registration is 15 October 2016.
The last day for payment of the registration fees is 30 October 2016.
The Standard Registration Fee is N$2500.00
In order to register for the participation, please provide us your name, institution, fax, and email address. You may pay the registration fees directly into the University of Namibia account given below and send us a copy of the proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|The account name:||The University of Namibia|
|Bank name:||First National Bank, Windhoek|
|Reference:||0300-6442 Ref.: [place the Reference Number from the registration form here]|
|Branch code:||Main, Windhoek, Namibia|