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Kelsey Pailman

Kelsey completed her LLB at UCT in 2017. She was placed on the Dean's Merit List for four consecutive years in her undergraduate studies and invited to the Golden Key International Honour Society. In July 2017, Kelsey represented the law faculty at the 5th Annual Law School's Global League (LGSL) Summer School at ITAM University in Mexico City.

Kelsey's interest in the field of law is in inextricably linked to her passion for both national and international legal issues. In terms of South African law, she is cognisant of the crucial role law plays in healing the injustices of the past. She believes given the transformative nature of the Constitution, law can be used as a conduit for socio-economic change in South Africa. While Kelsey remains passionate about South African Law, she is also fully aware that in a global economy, law transcends geographical boundaries.She therefore advocates the cultivation of a legal culture which has both a national and an international reach, and she is interested in the intersection of the two in today's society.

Kelsey is currently pursuing her LLM with a minor dissertation in Energy Law. She is also the co-editor in chief of the Altum Sonatur law publication and a student research assistant at the Mineral Law in Africa (MliA) Research Chair . 

Kelsey is a teaching assistant in the Department of Private Law, tutoring Foundations of South African Law and Property Law.