Dennis Martin Davis
Visiting Professor of Law
LL.B., LL.D. (hon.), University of Capetown; M. Phil., University of Cambridge
Dennis Martin Davis is presently a Judge of High Court, Cape Town since 1998, and Judge President, Competition Appeal Court since 2000. Previously, Judge Davis...Continue Reading
Dennis Martin Davis is presently a Judge of High Court, Cape Town since 1998, and Judge President, Competition Appeal Court since 2000. Previously, Judge Davis was a Professor of Law at University of Cape Town, where he still teaches, and Witwatersrand, where he was the Director of Applied Legal Studies (CALS) from 1990 to 1997. While at CALS, he was involved as a legal advisor to the multi party conference that drafted the South African constitution.
Judge Davis is the author of ten books, the most recent being Precedent and Possibility: the use and (ab)use of law in South Africa (2008, with Michelle Leroux) and some 150 academic articles on legal theory, constitutional law, taxation, labour law, competition law, administrative law and South African history. He was awarded an honorary LL.D. by the University of Cape Town for his contribution to academic life and the development of human rights in South Africa. Judge Davis presents a weekly TV programme on national SA television on constitutional and human rights issues. He has held visiting professorial posts at Toronto, Melbourne, Harvard, NYU, Florida and Brown.