Rashmi Dyal-Chand7.26.15 — Professor Rashmi Dyal-Chand has been invited to deliver the third annual South African Research Chair in Property Law (SARCPL) public lecture at Stellenbosch University on August 6, 2015. The title of her talk is "A Postcolonialist View of Progressive Property."

Professor Dyal-Chand’s research and teaching focus on property law, poverty, economic development and consumer law. Her recent projects have examined the role of property remedies in achieving more equal distribution. Her article, “Human Worth as Collateral,” won the 2006 Association of American Law Schools scholarly papers competition for new law teachers. Her work has appeared in journals including the Cardozo Law Review, Fordham Law Review and Stanford Journal of International Law. Professor Dyal-Chand is also an editor of the law school's SSRN online publication, Human Rights and the Global Economy.

About The South African Research Chair in Property Law

The South African Research Chair in Property Law (SARCPL) was awarded to Stellenbosch University in 2007 and started functioning in January 2008. The Research Chair, which is a Tier 1 Chair as part of the South African Research Chairs Initiative, is sponsored by the National Department of Science and Technology, administered by the National Research Foundation and hosted by Stellenbosch University, where it is accommodated in the Law Faculty.

The main purposes of the Research Chair are:

  • to help develop the theoretical foundations for the development of Property Law in the new constitutional era;
  • to develop a comprehensive academic text in which the implications of these foundations are worked out; and
  • to help develop a corps of highly skilled young scholars who can take the development of Property Law forward.

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