Jean Meiring

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Jean Meiring (19**-) is an academic, lawyer, author, arts critic and playwright

Born in Stellenbosch he completed a Law degree from Stellenbosch University in South Africa and Oxford University and is an advocate at the Johannesburg Bar.

Jean Meiring is a practising advocate at the Johannesburg Bar, where he is a member of Group621. Having completed LLB and BA(Hons)(Latin) degrees at Stellenbosch, he studied and taught law at both Oxford and Cambridge. Over the past fifteen years, he has written widely – especially in the Afrikaans media, for which he has won four ATKV Mediaveertjie prizes and, in 2016, the inaugural kykNet-Rapport book reviewer of the year prize for Afrikaans fiction. South Africa’s Constitution at 21 is the first book he has edited. (

Previously, he taught at Oxford and Cambridge. At the former, he was a College lecturer at Magdalen College, teaching Roman Law. He also taught Competition Law to final year (FHS) and masters (BCL) students. At Cambridge, he was a fellow and director of studies in Law at Murray Edwards College (formerly New Hall). There he taught Civil Law I and II, Contract Law, the Law of Torts and English Legal History. At Magdalen, he was involved in the interview process, and, at Cambridge, for several years, he interviewed undergraduate applicants to Clare College and Murray Edwards College. (

Over the years he has contributed articles, reviews and other commentary to a wide range of media in South Africa, including reviews and articles for LitNet. .

He has written a play called Sout (2002).