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    Transformative legal education
    (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-09) Quinot, G.; Stellenbosch University Language Centre; Davis, Heloise
    Geo Quinot obtained the degrees BA (Law) cum laude, LLB cum laude and LLD from Stellenbosch University. Upon obtaining his LLB degree in 2000, he was awarded the Stellenbosch University Chancellor’s Medal. He also obtained an LLM from the University of Virginia School of Law in the USA on a Fulbright scholarship. In 2004 he was admitted as an advocate of the High Court of South Africa. Geo’s research focuses on general administrative law, including a particular focus on the regulation of state commercial activity. He is the author of various articles in academic journals, electronic publications and chapters in books. He has authored two books, State Commercial Activity: A Legal Framework (2009) and Administrative Law Cases and Materials (2008). He is currently the lead African partner in a British Academy-funded research partnership with the University of Nottingham, involving a large number of mostly African scholars researching public procurement regulation in Africa. Geo is involved in a number of teaching development initiatives, including a revision of the university’s assessment policy and the establishment of a comprehensive programme to develop law students’ writing skills. Following articles at Sonnenberg Hoffmann Galombik, Geo was appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Public Law, Stellenbosch University, in 2004 where he teaches administrative law, constitutional law and public procurement law. He was promoted to senior lecturer in 2007, to associate professor in 2009 and to professor in 2010. He is currently the editor of the Stellenbosch Law Review. Geo is married to Marinelle and they have two daughters, Delinda (4) and Célina (2).