Mrs Caroline Muller van der Westhuizen
Private Law
Equitas 28
Private Law
IB 79
051 4017183
Equitas Building 28

Short CV

Caroline Müller-Van der Westhuizen started her studies at the University of the Free State in 2005 and obtained the LL.B degree (cum laude) in 2008. In 2009 she obtained the LL.M. degree (cum laude) in Mercantile Law. She successfully completed the School for Legal Practice in 2009 and was awarded the best candidate: Forms of Business Enterprise, Attorneys` Bookkeeping and Labour Dispute Resolution. She completed her articles of clerkship at Breytenbach Mavuso Inc and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa on 24 February 2011. She practised as such for approximately one year. She was appointed to the Department of Private Law in January 2012. She successfully completed the Short Learning Programme in Mediation in 2018 (cum laude). She teaches Legal Foundations of South African Law and Legal Pluralism and is registered for an LL.D degree at the North-West University. Her research field is African customary law.


Publications (Short List)


Area(s) of Interest

African customary law (family law)

Courses Presented

Legal Foundations of South African Law

Legal Pluralism

Community Service

First Generation project: To introduce first year level university subjects to school learners to prepare them for university studies (2014 / 2015)

Service Learning



T: +27 51 401 2451
F: + 27 51 401 3043


Equitas Building
UFS Bloemfontein Campus

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