Dr Theo Broodryk

Managing Attorney

Dr Theo Broodryk is a senior lecturer and the managing attorney at the Law Clinic. He completed his postgraduate LLB-degree at the Faculty in 2008. He commenced his articles of clerkship at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc in 2009 where he also practised as an attorney until September 2012. Theo commenced employment with the Faculty in October 2012. He lectures Civil Procedure and Legal Skills and assists in coordinating the Faculty's writing project.



Achievements and Awards

2018: Awarded Beaufort (Colenso) Scholarship for research by St John's College, Cambridge University, Michaelmas Term 2019

2018: Author Eckard’s Principles of Civil Procedure in the Magistrates’ Court 6th ed (Juta)

2018: Received NRF Knowledge Interchange and Collaboration funding award

2017: Awarded Doctor of Laws (LLD) (Title of thesis: “Developing a Structure for the Adjudication of Class Actions in South Africa”)

2016: Visiting Scholar at Stanford Law School, Stanford University, United States

2016: Formally recognised by the University as part of the group of approximately 40 researchers who made the biggest contribution to Department of Higher Education and Training accredited scientific publications (2014 output year)

2015: Recipient of the Rector’s Award for outstanding work performance

2015: Recipient of the MJ & HB Thom research funding award


  • T Broodryk “The South African Class Action Mechanism: Comparing the Opt-out regime to the Opt-in regime” 2019 (22) PELJ 
  • T Broodryk “The South African Class Action vs Group Action as an Appropriate Procedural Device” 2019 (1) Stell LR 6-32

  • T Broodryk & W de Vos “Managerial judging and alternative dispute resolution in Australia: an example for South Africa to emulate?” part 2 (2018) TSAR 18-35

  • T Broodryk Class Action Litigation in South Africa, Max du Plessis, Johan Oxenham, Isabel Goodman, Luke Kelly and Sarah Pudifin-Jones (Eds.) TSAR (2018) 223-225 [Book review]
  • T Broodryk “Individual issues and the class action mechanism: Determining damages in mass personal injury class actions” (2017) SALJ 4 821-846
  • T Broodryk & W de Vos “Managerial judging and alternative dispute resolution in Australia: an example for South Africa to emulate?” part 1 (2017) TSAR 4 683-703
  • T Broodryk “Strategic Considerations in Global Litigation: Comparing Judicial Case Management Approaches in South Africa with the United States” (2017) Stell LR 2 379-401
  • T Broodryk “Giving notice to members of opt-out class actions” (2017) TSAR 3 498-510
  • T Broodryk & C Golombick “Teaching Legal Writing Skills in the South African LLB Curriculum: The Role of the Writing Consultant” (2016) 3 Stell LR 535-553
  • T Broodryk “Street Law: Practical Law for South Africans 3 ed by D McQuid-Mason” (2016) 27(1) Stell LR 203 [Book review]
  • T Broodryk “A developing mediation minnow: the South African perspective” in C Esplugues & L Marquis (eds) New Developments in Civil and Commercial Mediation: Global Comparative Perspectives Springer International Publishing (2015) 667-692
  • T Broodryk & M Buitendag “Writing-intensive courses across the law curriculum: developing law students‟ critical thinking and writing skills – a post-evaluation assessment” 2015 36(3) Obiter 615-630
  • T Broodryk “The Erosion of the Principle of Orality in South African Civil Procedure: Fact or Fiction?” Speculum Juris (2014) 28 181-201
  • T Broodryk “Writing-intensive courses across the law curriculum: developing law students’ critical thinking and writing skills” (2014) Obiter 34 453-466
  • T Broodryk “Legal representation at the CCMA: Law Society of the Northern Provinces v Minister of Labour 2013 (1) BLLR 105 (GNP) and CCMA v Law Society, Northern Provinces 2013 (11) BLLR 1057 (SCA)” (2014) Obiter 35 393


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