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Staff Profile

Adjunct Professor Philippa Kruger

QualificationsLLB, BA
Phone 0117178559
Organisational Unit Law Clinic

P hilippa Kruger is an adjunct professor in the Law School. Prior to her joining the School in January 1989, she was a practising attorney, notary and conveyancer in Johannesburg. Philippa is one of nine attorneys at the Wits Law Clinic, where the course Practical Legal Studies is presented to final year law students. The course aims at developing practical legal skills. Students are taught to apply their knowledge of the theory of law in practical situations, using actual clients. Philippa served as Co-Director of the Clinic from 1993 until December 1996, and as director from 1996 until 1999. She is part of the family law unit and has focused on the rights of women and children and the poor. She has acted as a Judge of the High Court from time to time, since 2004. She is now the director of the Wits Law Clinic