Adv Inez Bezuidenhout
Public Law
Building 44 Room 212A
Department Public Law
IB 81
Equitas Building 212A

Short CV

School attended: Diamantveld High - Kimberley (1990 - 1994)

Degrees conferred: Baccalaureus Iuris (1998), Baccalaureus Legum (2000), Magister Legum (research) (2010)

Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa (22 February 2001)

Employment history: 2 February 2001 - 31 May 2001 - pupilage at the Free State Society of Advocates; 1 July 2001 - 15 May 2004 - Practiced at the Free State Society of Advocates; 15 May 2004 - 15 April 2007 - Employed at the Legal Aid Board, High Court Unit, Bloemfontein Justice Centre;  25 April 2010 - 2019: Director of the UFS Law Clinic; 1 July 2010 - 30 September 2010: Acting Magistrate, Regional Court Odendaalsrus; 17 November 2016 - 11 April 2017: Acting Magistrate, District Court Bloemfontein; 1 June 2016 - 15 September 2017: Head of the Student Discipline and Mediation Unit of the UFS; 16 April 2007 - to date: Employed at the University of the Free State, Faculty of Law, Department of Procedural Law and Law of Evidence.

Currently: Lecturer at the Faculty of Law: Public Law


Publications (Short List)



LL.M (research) under study guidance of Professor CF Swanepoel. Title of LLM: The symbiotic integration of theory and practice: a sui generis approach. Primary focus on the relationship and potential relationship of the practice of law and the study of law. Subsidiary focus on “how” best from a South African perspective to integrate the two, and how law faculties can prepare graduates for the transition from university to practice. In the study I also provided a definition of Clinical Legal Education with community service learning as methodological emphasis within the South African university law clinic paradigm. The study concluded by proposing the use of community service learning as foundational epistemology from which to develop and inculcate skills and values of clinical legal education best suited for a specific year of study of the LLB degree.



1/3RD publication in an accredited law journal: Journal for Juridical Science – Empirical reflections on Clinical Legal Education at the UFS Law Clinic: 2009.



Co-authored publication titled: The institutionalization of community service and community service learning at South African tertiary Institutions: with specific reference to the role of university law clinics: De Jure. 2012: 45(1). Link:




Co-authored publication titled: Voeging en skeiding van beskuldigdes in strafverhore: prosessuele onderskeid tussen die Child Justice Act 75 of 2008 en die Strafproseswet 51 van 1977. Litnet Akademies(Regte): October 2014.




Co-authored publication titled: Legal educators – the peddler of precedent, the skill builder and the socially conscious knowledge generator. Acta Academica, 46(3): 40 - 51. Ref: Dr. L Lange (Directorate for Institutional Research and Academic Planning: UFS) Tel: 051 4013804/ email:



Co-authored publication titled: Die bekostigbaarheid van ‘n aktiewe verdedigingsreg in die Suid-Afrikaanse Strafregstelsel. Accepted for publication in the Journal for Juridical Science. Ref: Prof. S De Freitas (Department of Public Law: UFS) tel: 051401 3004/ email:




Contributor of Chapter entitled Arguments in favour of service learning in the South African law curriculum. Editors: Osman, R and Petersen, N. 2013. Oxford University Press (ISBN: 9780199058020).



Contributor of a Chapter entitled Evidence for Police Officials to a book entitled Policing and the Law: A Practical Guide published by LexisNexis (ISBN: 9780409038192).



Area(s) of Interest

Courses Presented

LCPR2624 - Criminal Procedure;

LPES7920 - Capita Selecta from the Law of Evidence

Community Service

Service Learning


T: +27 51 401 2451
F: + 27 51 401 3043


Equitas Building
UFS Bloemfontein Campus

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