There are a number of key staff members which you may wish to contact at the Faculty of Law. These key staff members and their contact details are set out below:

Dean’s Office
You may need to contact the members of this Office should you need the Dean’s or Deputy Dean’s signature or approval for anything.

Dean: Professor Danwood Chirwa
  +27 21 650 2705/6

Executive Assistant to the Dean: Ms Faiza Mohamed
  +27 21 650 2705/6

Deputy Dean: Postgraduate Studies: Assoc.Prof Kelley Moult
 +27 21 650 1285

Faculty Office
You should contact the members of this Office should you have any administrative queries regarding your studies including: applications; registration; time-tabling; dissertations; graduation; and funding.

Faculty Manager: Academic Administration: Ms Nondwe De Caires
  +27 21 650 3086

Institute of Marine and Environmental Law
For all issues relating to the Institute or the programmes it offers, please contact:

Assoc. Professor Melanie Murcott
  +27 21 650 2586

For all queries relating to the following courses offered by the Institute - please be in contact with Assoc. Professor Melanie Murcott ( - the programme convener:

  • Principles of Environmental Law (PBL5640F)
  • Land Use Planning Law (PBL5641F) - not offered in 2024
  • Natural Resources Law (PBL5642S)
  • Pollution Law (PBL5643F) 
  • International Environmental Law (PBL5619S)
  • International Law of the Sea (PBL5602F)
  • Environmental Law for Non-Lawyers (PBL5045S) - not offered in 2024
  • Environmental Law (LLB) (PBL4502F)

Postgraduate Student Advisor
The School for Advanced Legal Studies (which administers the Law Faculty’s postgraduate programmes) has appointed dedicated postgraduate student advisors. You should contact the student advisor should you have any questions regarding your choice of degree programme and the manner in which these degree programmes are structured.