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John F. Sonnett Memorial Lecture Series


Monday, February 13, 2012
James B.M. McNally Amphitheatre
Fordham Law School

Featuring Kate O'Regan, Former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
"A Pillar of Democracy: the Role of South Africa's Constitutional Court"

Kate O’Regan was a judge of the South African Constitutional Court from 1994—when the Court was established following the transition to democracy—until October 2009 when her fifteen-year term ended. Since 2008, Judge O’Regan has served as chairperson of the United Nations Internal Justice Council, a body established to help ensure the independence, professionalism, and acountability of the new system of internal justice within the United Nations. She has served as a member of the IMF Administrative Tribunal since 2010 and as President of the Tribunal since the beginning of 2011. Since 2010, she has served as an ad hoc judge of the Namibian Supreme Court. She is also a visiting professor at the University of Oxford and an honorary professor at the University of Cape Town.

Sponsored by Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP