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Jean Wilke


Jean Wilke is a lecturer in the Department of Private Law at the University of Cape Town. Jean has previously worked as a Law Clerk for Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo at the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Jean has also worked as a Legal Advisor for the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. In 2009, 2012 and 2013, she was a Teaching & Research Assistant in the University of Cape Town Law School where she tutored Constitutional Law, Property Law and the Law of Persons and Family. Jean has been responsible for the coaching of the UCT Moot Court Competition Teams. Her teams have competed in a number of regional and national competitions over the past years, namely, the Kader Asmal Moot Team Competition (placing first for three consecutive years), the Child Law Moot Court Competition (placing second) and the UCT Inaugural Environmental Law Moot Competition (placing first).


Law of Succession, Constitutional Law, Sports Law, Criminal Procedure, Access to Justice


  • Law of Succession (LLB)
  • Law of Persons and the Family (LLB)


‘The right to privacy and drug-testing in sport in South Africa: Could the New Zealand case of Cropp v Judicial Committee provide some guidance?’ Obiter Vol 34 No. 1 2013.

‘Dress Codes in Schools: A Tale of Headscarves and Hairstyles’ (2018) by F Osman and J Wilke Obiter Vol 39 No. 3 2018.

Conferences Papers

‘The Right to Privacy and Drug-Testing in Sport in South Africa: Can an Infringement and a Limitation of the Right be Reasonable and Justified?’, South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport and The Institute of Development and Labour Law (UCT) Colloquium, Bloemfontein (2012)