The emotional health of law students was recently brought to my attention in an email from a student at the University of Cape Town’s law faculty where I am the dean. The student noted a perceived hyper competitive, overly demanding and alienating environment. This, he told me, was putting the mental health of some law students under severe strain. He stated that because of the atmosphere, “the use of anti-anxiety and antidepressant medication has become the norm amongst students” and alcohol is being consumed in alarming proportions.
During the week of the 24-28 July 2017 the Judicial Institute for Africa (JIFA) hosted its inaugural Judicial Leaders Retreat in Cape Town.
Professor Chuma Himonga is the latest recipient of the Alan Pifer Research Award for Socially Responsive Research. It is the celebration of an illustrious career that all began on a farm in Zambia where young Chuma started on a path supported by her determination, discipline and love for her roots.
The Faculty of Law's Professor Rashida Manjoo, one of the world’s leading experts in identifying the causes of and eradicating violence against women, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow on 23 June.