Professor of Law
|Prof Christa Rautenbach|
Bio in brief
Christa Rautenbach has over 30 years of experience as a legal scientist. She has the degrees B Iuris (cum laude), LLB (cum laude), LLM and LLD. She was a public prosecutor in the Department of Justice before she joined the Faculty of Law, North-West University (Potchefstroom), where she holds an appointment as Full Professor.
She also holds a number of other positions such as the honorary treasurer of the Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa, board member of the Commission on Legal Pluralism, advisory board of the African-German Network of Excellence in Science, secretary of Juris Diversitas and Ambassador Scientist of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, Germany.
She has published extensively on subjects dealing with legal pluralism, customary law, mixed jurisdictions, cultural diversity, judicial comparativism and the law of succession, and also presented numerous papers on these subjects globally.She is co-editor and co-author of two leading books in South Africa, namely Introduction to Legal Pluralism in South Africa published by LexisNexis (5th ed) and The Law of Succession in South Africa published by OUP (2nd ed). She is the editor-in-chief of the peer reviewed, open-access electronic law journal, the Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal.