My colleagues and I often care for patients suffering from hallucinations, prophesying, and claiming to speak with God, among other symptoms—in mental health care, it’s sometimes very difficult to tell apart religious belief from mental illness…. Our conclusions frequently stem from the behaviors we see before us. Take an example of a man who walks into an emergency department, mumbling incoherently. He says he’s hearing voices in his head, but insists there’s nothing wrong with him. He hasn’t used any drugs or alcohol. If he were to be evaluated by mental health professionals, there’s a good chance he might be diagnosed with a psychotic disorder like schizophrenia. But what if that same man were deeply religious? What if his incomprehensible language was speaking in tongues?
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN: FACULTY OF LAW
APPLICATIONS FOR THE DOCTORAL AND RESEARCH MASTER’S PROGRAMMES
The Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town hosts scholars and students from many nations. It provides a highly interactive and friendly environment for study and research, and its doctoral and research master’s programmes are growing fast. For the 2014 intake, the Faculty is seeking 15 highly motivated individuals to join these programmes in the following fields of research:
Public Law: Human Rights; Criminal Justice; Environmental Law; Evidence; Law and Society; Women, Land and Policy; Traditional Leaders; International Law (including International Criminal Law); Constitutional Law.
Commercial Law: Comparative Law in Africa; Labour Law; Law and Development in Africa; Specific Contracts.
Private Law: Property Law (in particular (1) Expropriation Law; (2) Mineral and Petroleum Resources in Africa); Delict; Legal History; Contract; Unjustified Enrichment; Jurisprudence and Legal Theory; Family Law (including Women and Children’s Law); Legal Education; Consumer Protection; African Customary Law.
Applicants for the positions should submit online, to the Admissions Office.
The final date for submission of applications is 30 August 2014.
Short-listed candidates may be invited for interviews, which may be held in Cape Town or by teleconference in October 2014.
For further information see www.doctoralprogram.uct.ac.za or contact the Faculty of Law Office at Patricia.Phillips@uct.ac.za or on ++27 21 650 5409.BACK TO TOP