Inez Bezuidenhout
Adv Inez Bezuidenhout

Advocate Inez Bezuidenhout

Advocate Inez Bezuidenhout matriculated from Diamantveld High in Kimberley. She graduated from the University of the Free State with the degrees: Baccalaureus Iuris; Baccalaureus Legum; and Magister Legum. She is currently enrolled for her PhD degree in Procedural Law. She completed her pupilage at the Free State Society of Advocates and practiced as an advocate at the Free State Society of Advocates until 2004 when she joined Legal Aid South Africa. In 2007 she was employed at the Law Clinic of the University of the Free State where she served as the Director of the Law Clinic from 2010 until 2019. In this period, she also served on occasion as Acting Magistrate in both the district- as well as the regional court. She was also involved with student discipline at the UFS as the Head of the Student Discipline and Mediation Unit. In 2019 she joined the Department of Public Law as a lecturer on a permanent basis. She is also a mediator and passionate about access to justice.

She is currently responsible for the lecturing Legal Practice for final year LLB students and Criminal Procedure for second and third year students. She presents the module Capita Selecta from the Law of Evidence for LLM students.

Recent publications co-authored publications:

2015: "Die bekostigbaarheid van ‘n aktiewe verdedigingsreg in die Suid-Afrikaanse Strafregstelsel" in the Journal for Juridical Science.

2014: "Voeging en skeiding van beskuldigdes in strafverhore: prosessuele onderskeid tussen die Child Justice Act 75 of 2008 en die Strafproseswet 51 van 1977" in Litnet Akademies (Regte)

2014: "Legal educators – the peddler of precedent, the skill builder and the socially conscious knowledge generator" in Acta Academica

2012: "The institutionalization of community service and community service learning at South African Tertiary Institutions: with specific reference to the role of university law clinics" in De Jure.

2009: "Empirical reflections on Clinical Legal Education at the UFS Law Clinic" in the Journal for Juridical Science.

Contributions in books:

2014: Contributor of a chapter entitled "Evidence for Police Officials" in the book entitled: Policing and the Law: A Practical Guide by LexisNexis.

2013: Contributor of a chapter entitled "Arguments in favour of service learning in the South African law curriculum" in the book entitled: Service Learning in South Africa by Oxford University Press.


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