Former Chief Justice, ConTri University of Pretoria
Nicholas Herd is currently a Candidate Attorney, having completed his LLB with distinction at the University of Pretoria in 2020. He served as Chief Justice of the UP Constitutional Tribunal (Student Court) and member of the Editorial Board of the Pretoria Student Law Review (PSLR) in 2020. Nic was awarded the national Yunus Mahommed Public Interest Prize for his paper (published in the PSLR) entitled ‘Should the Flag Fit or Must We Acquit? An analysis of Freedom of Expression in South Africa, with specific reference to Hate Speech and the Old South African Flag’.
He was enrolled on the UP Law Dean’s Merit List for 2018 and 2019, was employed as a tutor of administrative law (UP Faculty of Law, Department of Public Law) for the first half of 2020, and worked as a case reporter and proof reader for a project run by AfricanLII which aimed to improve access to constitutional law for members of parliament.
Nicholas’ extra-curricular accomplishments include inter alia winning, coaching and judging in several national and internal moot court competitions: winning the National Child Law Moot in his first year, winning the 27th African Moot Court Competition in his second year, and coaching the UP team to the finals of the 28th African Moot Court Competition in his third year.