Ernst Marais


EJ (Ernst) Marais (BA (Law), LLB, LLD (US)) is a senior lecturer in the Department of Private Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Johannesburg and teaches property law. He completed two postdoctoral research fellowships, one in 2012 at the South African Research Chair in Property Law, Stellenbosch University, with Prof André van der Walt and another one in 2013 at the University of Cape Town with Prof Hanri Mostert.

He is an alumnus of the South African Research Chair in Property Law, where he completed his LLD, and his research interests include property law generally, specifically the areas of acquisitive prescription and constitutional property law.

In 2013 he helped co-organise a colloquium on expropriation law at the University of Groningen and in 2013 he was also the co-organiser of the third instalment of the Young Property Lawyers Forum, which took place at Stellenbosch University in 2012.

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