Miss Jean Wilke
BA, LLB, LLM, LTCL, Advocate of the High Court of South Africa
Jean joined the School of Law in September 2021. Jean is a Lecturer and the School’s Director of the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.
Jean holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. In 2010, Jean was awarded a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to study her Masters of Law at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. After completing her studies, she joined the Constitutional Court of South Africa where she clerked for the Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo until his retirement. Thereafter, Jean worked as the Legal Advisor for the Western Cape Provincial Parliament.
In 2012, Jean was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. In 2014, she was called to the Cape Bar where she completed her pupillage and became an Associate Academic member. From 2015, Jean was a lecturer in the Private Law Department at the University of Cape Town before moving to the United Kingdom in 2020. In 2021, Jean was a lecturer in law at the University of Greenwich. She is currently collaborating with Dr Jed Odermatt at City, University of London on a socio-economic rights and public international law research project.
- BA International Relations, Law2005 - The University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
- LLB Law2007 - The University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
- LLM Comparative Human Rights Law, Sports Law, Media Law2010 - The University of Canterbury, New Zealand
- LTCL Performance: Speech & Drama2018 - Trinity College, London
Memberships and Affiliations
- Internal Memberships
- Personal Tutor.
- Chair of the Diploma Policy Committee.
- Member of the School Education Committee.
- Member of the Employment, Entrepreneurship and Co-curriculum Committee.
- Member of the Staff-Student Liaison Committee.
- Member of the Student Support Committee.
- Staff contact for the Aberdeen Law Project.
- External Memberships
- Member of the Diploma Coordinating Group.
Jean's research interests include:
- Comparative Human Rights Law.
- African Customary Law.
- Sports Law.
- The Law of Succession.
Jean is currently collaborating with Dr Jed Odermatt at City, University of London on a socio-economic rights and public international law research project.
Non-course Teaching Responsibilities
- Director of the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.
- Personal Tutor.
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