South Africa, 2020
Jeremy Alan Phillips is a student and an aspiring lawyer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economic History, Philosophy and isiXhosa, and a Bachelor of Laws, both from the University of Cape Town (UCT). Jeremy has been very engaged in activism on campus and in the community, having campaigned alongside UCT workers for insourcing and a living wage, assisted ex-mineworkers claim their unpaid pensions and helped various marginalised groups oppose unjust evictions, among numerous other campaigns. He has also served as the Head of Education and Tikkun Olam in the Jewish youth movement in which he grew up. Jeremy’s academic interests span a wide variety of areas. He has published on custodianship and land reform, as well as on the academic boycott of Israel. The focus of his LLM thesis is on reviving ancient Roman-Dutch legal remedies to provide relief for unlawful evictions in contemporary South Africa. Though he is very scared of being hit by the ball, Jeremy still has not yet completely given up on his aspiration to be a professional cricket player. He is otherwise committed to working towards a more equal and just society. He intends on using his legal knowledge and dedication to humanity to help build such a society.