Law, Science & Justice: Problems, Pitfalls & Potential

The Faculty of Law, which houses the Nelson R Mandela School of Law, and the Law, Science and Justice Research Niche Area are pleased to announce a CALL FOR PAPERS.

Much of today's law-making and regulation derive from advances in science and technology, as do our enhanced expectations of ameliorating societal ills using areas of science pertaining to the law. At the same time society is challenged to regulate specialised knowledge fields as well as to accommodate the need for implementing science and technology that can contribute to a sustainable, safe, secure and economically viable society.

Participants are invited to submit ABSTRACTS of between 350-500 words not later than 15 March 2020.

Authors will be advised of the outcomes of the process by 1 May 2020.

Selected papers will be published in a special edition of the accredited journal Speculum Juris.


The selection shall be based on the academic quality and relevance to the conference themes.

The deadline for submission of papers to the Speculum Juris is 8 November 2020.

Please deposit the amount owing to the Fort Hare account, quoting REFERENCE P748 and supply the NAME of the conference participant and the following details of the recipient:

All abstracts and enquiries should be sent to Dr Adebola Olaborede at

Conference registration fee: R4 000 payable on or before 1 June 2020.

Account number: 62008303357
Account name: The University of Fort Hare
Bank: First National Bank
Branch code: 211-021 Branch: Vincent Park