Dr. David Bilchitz has a BA (Hons) LLB cum laude from Wits University. He graduated with an MPhil in Philosophy from St John’s College, University of Cambridge in 2001 and with a PHD in political philosophy and law from the same university in 2004. His book on ‘Poverty and Fundamental Rights: the Justification and Enforcement of Socio-Economic Rights’ has just been published by Oxford University Press at the end of February 2007. He has several other publications on the Law of Evidence, Socio-Economic Rights and the Jewish Law of Persons.
David worked as law clerk to Chief Justice Langa of the Constitutional Court in 2000 (who was then Deputy Judge-President). From August 2004 until 2006, he worked at Ross Kriel Attorneys, a law firm dealing with public sector law and he is an admitted attorney. He is a sessional lecturer in jurisprudence at the University of the Witwatersrand Law School and is currently employed full-time as senior researcher at the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC).
Although David’s primary focus is his work at SAIFAC, I am looking forward to taking advantage of his expertise on Constitutional issues which arise out of my work in new media law. David is also going to be working on animal rights issues on behalf of animal rights activists in South Africa through this firm.
If you would like to contact David you can reach him by email at davidb (at) jacobson dot co dot za.