Department of Jurisprudence

Prof M Wethmar-Lemmer

College of Law
School of Law
Department: Jurisprudence
Associate Professor
Tel: 012 433 9521
E-mail: wethmm@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • B Com (Law) (cum laude) University of Pretoria, 2000
  • MA (cum laude) University of Pretoria, 2002
  • LLB (cum laude) University of Pretoria, 2003
  • LLM (cum laude) University of Johannesburg, 2005
  • LLD University of Johannesburg, 2011

Currently teaching

  • Conflict of Laws
  • LLM with specialisation on the Proprietary Consequences of Marriage

Fields of academic interests

  • Roman Law
  • Legal History
  • International Commercial Law
  • Private International Law

Journal articles

  • ‘The traditional private law property concept versus the South African constitutional property concept’ De Jure Vol 1 2003, 175 – 185.
  • ‘The development of the modern lex mercatoria: A historical perspective’ Fundamina Vol 11 2005, 183 – 199.
  • "When could a South African court be expected to apply the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)?" 2008 De Jure 419
  • "The impact of the article 95 reservation on the sphere of application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)" 2010 De Jure 362
  • "Party autonomy in international sales contracts" 2011 (3) TSAR 431
  • "The Vienna Sales Convention and gap-filling" 2012 (2) TSAR 274

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Adams & Adams Prize for the student with the highest average in all four years of the LLB degree, 2003
  • Harold Galasko & Willem van der Merwe prizes for the best final year LLB student, 2003
  • Grotius medal of the Pretoria Bar Council for the best final year LLB student, 2003
  • The Law Society of the Northern Provinces prize for the best student in Legal Practice, 2003
  • First Publication Award of the Unisa Research Directorate, 2008
  • Youngest Doctoral Graduate Award, 2011
  • Spoor and Fischer Prize for the best first time contribution to the Journal of South African Law (TSAR), 2012