About Prof DS de Villiers
Head of Department
Department of Criminal Law & Procedure
Professor Dawie de Villiers obtained the BA (Law) (1978), LLB (1981) and LLD (1988) degrees from the University of Pretoria. He joined the department of Justice in 1977, and worked mainly as public prosecutor. From 1983 until 1995 he was a lecturer at Justice College where he taught Law of Evidence to state advocates, aspirant regional court magistrates, magistrates and prosecutors. Prof De Villiers has delivered papers at more than 30 various conferences, with the main focus, the Law of Evidence. In 1996 he was appointed as professor of law at the then RAU with Law of Evidence and Criminal Law as teaching obligations. Prof De Villiers developed a Diploma in Criminal Justice and Forensic Investigations (1997) with an enrolment of hundreds of students each year. He is still involved in update courses for regional magistrates and prosecutors. He is an educator member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and an honorary member of the Association of Regional Magistrates of SA. In 2010 he was presented with an honorary life long membership by the ACFE (SA Chapter). Prof De Villiers received the Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Award for Teaching and Learning in 2010 and a Certificate of Commendation Award for National Excellence in Teaching and Learning (RSA) in 2011. He is head of the department Procedural Law.
BA LLB LLD (UP)