Department of Jurisprudence

Mr JH de Villiers

College of Law
School of Law
Department: Jurisprudence
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 433 9513
E-mail: dvillj@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • BComm (Law) (cum laude) University of Pretoria, 2007
  • LLB (cum laude) University of Pretoria, 2009

Currently teaching

  • Legal Philosophy
  • Research Skills for Law
  • Social Dimensions of Justice

Fields of academic interests

  • Critical Legal Studies
  • Animal Ethics
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Law and Literature
  • Gender Studies

Journal articles

Recent publications

  • "Never let me go: Science fiction and legal reality" (2011) 32(3) Literator 85
  • "Towars an ethical relation to the nonhuman Other: Deconstruction, veganism and the law" (2012) 28(1) South African Journal on Human Rights 18
  • "Examining the similarity principle and language of (animal) rights as a foundation for animal liberation" (2012) 27(1) SA Public Law

Conference papers

  • "Towards an ethical relation to the nonhuman Other: Deconstruction, veganism and the law" - paper presented at The Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa Conference, University of Stellenbosch, January 2011
  • "Examining the language of (animal) rights as a foundation for animal liberation" - paper presented at the international conference, Animals in Law and Society: Perspectives from Africa and Beyond, University of South Africa, November 2011
  • "The animal and rights theory" - paper presented at the International Animal Rights Conference, Luxembourg, September 2012
  • "Moving beyond the language of equality" - paper presented at The Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa Conference, University of Witwatersrand, January 2014
  • "Rights theory, welfarism and the ‘new welfarist’ amalgamation: A critical perspective" - paper presented at the International Animal Rights Conference, Luxembourg, September 2013