JOURNAL OF UWC FACULTY OF LAW | ISSN 2077-4907 | Short URL www.ldd.org.za

Hold on to critical jurisprudence, pgs 202-218

Volume: Volume 23 - 2019

Article type: Refereed article

Author/s: Van Marle, Karin

The main aim of this article is to reflect tentatively on the importance of a continuing critical jurisprudence. By thinking about the lives and legacies of the late Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and his second wife, Winnie Madikizela Mandela, the author seeks to reconsider a specific kind of critical jurisprudence, with particular attention to the issue of constitutionalism. She argues for a critical jurisprudence that responds to the many complexities that South African society faces, with nuance - not broad strokes and generalizations but with care, neither aggressive nor defensive; and with thought, not strategic or calculated. This third position also has an important, albeit minor, place in legal scholarship and legal education, and most pertinently in the LLB curriculum.

About the author/s

Karin Van Marle

Karin Van Marle is a Professor of Law in the Department of Public Law, University of the Free State. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7798-0962

Click here for biographical detail and publications listing

Click to view and download article

law library 01