Mr Garth Bouwers teaches the Introduction to Law 100 program at the University of Johannesburg. Garth completed his LLB and LLM degree (cum laude) at the University of Johannesburg in 2012 and 2013. His LLM thesis is entitled "The Law Applicable to an International Contract of Sale in the Absence of a Choice of Law – A Comparative study of Brazilian, Russian, Indian, Chinese and South African Private International Law". He is currently registered for a joint LLD degree at the University of Johannesburg and the University of Lucerne with a thesis on the global study of tacit choice of law in international commercial contracts. Garth has presented papers on tacit choice of law at the International Conference on Social Science in Istanbul, Turkey (2016) and at the "Augsburg Conference: transnational impacts on law: perspectives from South Africa and Germany" in Augsburg, Germany (2016).
Garth has been a recipient of a scholarship from the Hague Academy of International Law to attend the Private International Law Summer Course (2014) and was also awarded a scholarship from the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) in Rome, for purposes of doing research for his LLD thesis (2015). He is also a Research Associate at the Research Centre for Private International Law in Emerging Countries at the University of Johannesburg, which is the uncontested research hub for private international law in Africa.
Garth's research interests lie in the sphere of private international law, international commercial law and international trade law.