Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host Visiting Scholar Pierre de Vos, the Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance in the Department of Public Law at the University of Cape Town, “Wednesday, January 13 at 5 p.m. The lecture, "LGBT Rights in South Africa," is co-sponsored by the ACLU of Ohio, Equality Ohio, City Club of Cleveland and the American Constitution Society.
About Pierre de Vos
Pierre de Vos is the Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance in the Department of Public Law at the University of Cape Town. De Vos studied at the University of Stellenbosch, Columbia University (New York), and the University of Western Cape, where he held a professorship. He has published widely in academic journals on issues of constitutional law, on topics that include the right to housing, marriage equality and citizenship rights, and political parties and democracy. He co-edited South African Constitutional Law in Context, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2014. His blog, www.constitutionallyspeaking.co.za, offers constitutional perspective on social and political issues of contemporary South Africa and is widely read and syndicated on the Daily Maverick, one of South Africa’s leading online news platforms. He is widely quoted in the media on constitutional and socio-legal issues.