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Staff Profile

Associate Professor Jackie Dugard

QualificationsMPhil, LLM, LLB, BA, BAHons, PhD
Phone 0117178454
Organisational Unit School of Law
ORCID 0000-0003-2584-5678

Jackie Dugard - BA (Hons) (Wits), MPhil (Cantab), PhD (Cantab), LLM (Essex), LLB (Wits) - is an associate professor at the School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, where she lectures Property Law and Constitutional Law. With a background in social sciences and law, Jackie has published widely on the role of law and courts in social change, as well as on socio-economic rights, access to courts, protest and social movements, and property law. Among her recent publications are: J Dugard & N Seme (2018) “Property Rights in Court: An Examination of Judicial Attempts to Settle Section 25’s Balancing Act re Restitution and Expropriation”, 34(1) SAJHR; and J Dugard (2016) “Testing the Transformative Premise of the South African Constitutional Court: A Comparison of High Courts, Supreme Court of Appeal and Constitutional Court socio-economic rights decisions, 1994-2015”, 20(8) The International Journal of Human Rights.

Jackie is on the editorial committee of the South African Journal on Human Rights (SAJHR). She was a co-founder and the first executive director (2010-2012) of the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI), where she is a member of the Board. Jackie was the founder and first director of the Gender Equity Office (GEO) at the University of the Witwatersrand (2014-2016).