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2017 Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition now open

Entries have officially opened for this years Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition hosted in conjunction with the South African Law Reform Commission. 

The competition named in honour of the late Chief Justice, and former Chairperson of the South African Law Reform Commission, encourages critical legal writing by students, while generating new ideas for law reform. These ideas should be aligned to South Africa’s priorities as a developmental state and be aimed at keeping the law abreast of developments in society and in tune with the needs of South Africa’s diverse population and national policy priorities. 

Rewarding original thinking in law reform, the competition is open to all LLB and LLM students currently registered at a South African university. Essays can be on any topic relating to the modernisation, improvement, development or reform of any aspect, area or branch of the South African law. 

For more information you can contact or you can contact Seanne Less on 021 659 2341.

You can submit your entries to:

The Assistant Secretary
South African Law Reform Commission
Private Bag X668

or email: