Department of Jurisprudence

Ms M Mswela

College of Law
School of Law
Department: Jurisprudence
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 433 9494


  • LLB University of Pretoria 2007
  • LLM (cum laude)Unisa 2009
  • LLD (candidate) expected 2012

Currently teaching

  • Introduction to Law for Social Work Students
  • Postgraduate Diploma in the Legal Aspects of HIV/AIDS
  • LLM with specialization in the legal aspects of HIV/AIDS

Fields of academic interests

  • Medical law and genetics
  • Legal Aspects relating to HIV/AIDS
  • Gender and the Law
  • Human Rights

Journal articles

  • “Cultural practices and HIV/Aids in South Africa: A legal perspective" 2009 Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal
  • "Female genital mutilation: A medico-legal analysis" 2010 (4) Medicine and Law Journal 523-536

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Member of the International AIDS Committee
  • Member of the Albinism Fellowship of Australia
  • Member of the South African Medico-Legal Society
  • Member of the Biotechnology Flagship at Unisa