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Chris van Zyl
During his academic career, Christoffel received an astonishing 33 awards for academic excellence. Among them were the Dean’s Medal for the “Best LLB Student” and, various best student awards in Civil Procedure, Legal Philosophy, International and Public Law, to name a few. He was also awarded the Juta Prize for the best (undergraduate) publishable article and the sought-after Moritz Bobbert Medal for the student obtaining the LLB degree summa cum laude (80% min).
In 2016 Chris co-authored a scholarly article published in the Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, titled, ‘Legal Ethics, Rules of Conduct and the Moral Compass – Consideration from a Law Student’s Perspective’. In the same year he published a book review in the international Journal of Creation.
Time management, research skills and the ability to study and work independently are skills that he highlights as being critical to his success.