Andrew Hutchison

Associate Professor of Commercial Law, University of Cape Town

I am a contracts specialist, teaching various courses related to contract and commercial transactions to LLB, LLM, and non-specialist (mostly commerce) students at the University of Cape Town. I have published a body of work in leading South African and international peer-reviewed law journals and in edited books on contract law. A theme running through most of my work is the role to be given to good faith or fairness in contract law. I am interested in the comparative and historical angles to this question, as well as (more recently) the constitutional and relational dimensions, with a particular emphasis on social justice. I am also interested in the South African popular economy, particularly these questions: (1) ‘What is African about contracting in South Africa?’; and (2) ‘What is the role of community in contracting?’

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Commercial Law, University of Cape Town