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Michele Van Eck

HOD: Private Law, Senior Lecturer
Name: Michele van Eck
Location: A-Ring 630a Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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Tel: +27 (0)11 559 3727


About Dr MM van Eck

Dr Michele van Eck is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa (non-practicing). She has over a decade of practical experience having briefly practiced as a lawyer and also having worked as a legal adviser in the travel industry as well as the logistics and supply chain industry where she was also responsible for several reporting lines. She joined the University of Johannesburg in January 2019 and is currently a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Private Law at the Faculty of Law. She teaches the undergraduate Law of Contract module and postgraduate modules of Law and Language and Drafting of Contracts which forms part of the LLM in Drafting and Interpretation of Contracts.

She currently serves as a member of UJ’s Faculty of Education’s Research Ethics Committee and is also one of the 2020 recipients of UJ’s Vice Chancellor’s Most Promising Young Teacher Award. Her doctorate in The Drafting of Contracts in South Africa is the foundation of her research interests in contract law, the relationship between law and language as well as drafting of contracts, with further research interests in legal education and legal ethics.


BCom (Law) (RAU), LLB (UJ), LLM (UJ), P.G. Dip. Interpretation & Drafting of Contracts, Dip. Corporate Law (UJ), LLD (UP), BTh (SATS) (with distinction).


Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa (non-practicing).

Research interests:

Contract law, drafting of contracts (including the relationship between law and language), legal education and legal ethics.

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List of Publications – Dr M van Eck