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Michele Van Eck

HOD: Private Law
Name: Michele van Eck
Location: A-Ring 723 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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About Prof MM van Eck

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 practised as a lawyer and also 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 an Associate Professor 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 is one of the 2020 recipients of UJ’s Vice Chancellor’s Most Promising Young Teacher Award as well as one of the 2023 recipients of the UJ’s Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence 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, substantive contract theory as well as drafting of contracts, with further research interests in the fields of legal education (teaching and learning) and legal ethics.


BCom (Law) (RAU), LLB (UJ), LLM (UJ), LLD (UP), BTh (SATS), BTh (Hons) (SATS).

P.G. Dip. Interpretation & Drafting of Contracts, Dip. Corporate Law (UJ).


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 (teaching and learning) and legal ethics.

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