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Winter Law School Programme

The Law of Globalisation


The Law of Globalisation course is designed to examine critically the role of law, Course Cost:
legal regulation and governance in the global political economy. It is designed to The course fee is R4,750.
provide internationally transferrable knowledge and to develop a sense of local and
global responsibility. The course is targeted primarily at law students but is not a ‘hard Accommodation and Meals:
law’ subject and can be successfully taken by students with backgrounds in economics For students from outside Johannesburg, accommodation and meals can be arranged.
or international relations. Please note that the accommodation and meal costs are for the student’s own account
and are not included in the course cost, but can be invoiced jointly.
We will examine:
Travel and Transport Arrangements:
• The nature and trends in economic globalisation. Students will be responsible for their own flight and local transport arrangements.
• The ‘laws’ of the market system.
• National law and globalisation. Visa Requirements and Medical Aid Cover/Health Insurance:
• Globalisation and international treaty law. Students will be responsible for their own visa applications, as well as for obtaining
• The laws of international organizations. the necessary medical aid/health insurance.
• Opposition and alternatives to globalisation.
• Emerging law and regulation in the global economy. Venue:
• Globalisation and the Rule of Law. Chalsty Teaching and Conference Centre, Oliver Schreiner School of Law Building,
West Campus, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Course Presenters:
Laurence Boulle has worked and studied in universities in Africa, Europe, Australia Certificate Criteria:
and North America, where he was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Michigan, One of the following certificates can be obtained:
Ann Arbor. He was a foundation staff member at Bond University in Australia. In • Certificate of Attendance: To obtain a certificate of attendance, students are
Australia he practiced as a mediator, was a member of the National Native Title Tribunal required to attend and participate in 75% of the lectures.
and chaired the federal government’s National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory • Certificate of Competence: To obtain a certificate of competence, students are
Council for two terms. His books on legal topics have been published in several required to attend and participate in 75% of the lectures and to complete the
countries, and his latest work the Law of Globalisation, was published by Kluwer Law assessments as required in the course.
International in 2009. Since August 2009 he has been Director of the Mandela Institute.
Method of Evaluation:
Mark Chinen is Associate Professor and William C. Oltman Professor of Teaching Research Assignment and/or Examination.
Excellence, Seattle University School of Law, United States. He practiced for seven
years with the Washington, D.C., firm of Covington & Burling, focusing on corporate The University regards this as NQF Level:
transactions, securities, banking and international trade. He joined Seattle University NQF Level 8
School of Law in 1996.
Minimum Enrolments:
Please note that the course will only be offered where there is a minimum demand. If
Course Dates & Duration: a course falls below the minimum, students will be offered placement in another
Date: 24 May to 4 June 2010 (Daily lectures from Monday to Friday) course or a refund.
Time: 08:00 to 11:00
Registration and enquiries:
Contact: Irma Cheval
Pre-requisites: Tel: + 27 11 717-8455; Fax: +27 86 568 9745;
A tertiary qualification, preferably in Law, is a pre-requisite for the course. E-mail: Irma.cheval@wits.ac.za

Registration for the Programme will close on Friday 19 March 2010.


Limited financial assistance may be available.