- December 1997 - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Law School, S.J.D.,.
- May 1989 - University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D. (cum laude).
- 1977, 1978 - University of Natal (Durban) B.A. Honours in Comparative African Government and Administration, 1978. B.A. 1977.
- August 1995 - Advocate of the High Court of South Africa.
- December 1989 - Admitted to the California Bar.
- since 1996 - Assistant Professor, Law School, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison.
- 1991-1996 - Lecturer, School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
- 1999-2001 - Honorary Research Associate, University of the Witwatersrand Law School.
- since June 1997 - Investigator, UW Sea Grant Institute, developing a research agenda on the conceptual relationship between different property regimes and the management of natural resources -- in particular marine resources.
- December 1996-June 1997 - Appointed by Kader Asmal, Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry to Policy and Strategy Committee and Legal Drafting Committee for Water Law Review Process, South Africa.
- 28 November 1995 - Appointed by Derek Hanekom, Minister of Land Affairs to the panel of assessors in the Land Claims Court, Pretoria, South Africa.
- September 1995 to June 1996 - Lead South African Researcher, Project on the Promotion of Democratic Participation, Gauteng Legislature and the International Development Research Centre, as part of the South Africa/Canada Programme on Governance.
- 1995 - Occasional Consultant for Derek Hanekom, Minister of Land Affairs, South Africa, and the Land and Agriculture Policy Centre. Briefs prepared on: "Jurisdiction over State Land" July 1994; "International Comparative Analysis of Legislative Regulation of Foreign Land Ownership" March, 1995; and "Submission to the Constitutional Assembly on Issues Related to Land Rights" August 1995.
- Constituting Democracy: Law, Globalism and South Africa’s Political Reconstruction (forthcoming: Cambridge University Press).
- How the Centre Holds: Managing claims for regional and ethnic autonomy in a democratic South Africa (forthcoming with Cambridge University Press, included in a book edited by Yash Ghai).
- Hybrid(ity) Rules: Creating local law in a globalized world, forthcoming in "New Challenges for the Rule of Law: lawyers, Internationalization, and the Social Construction of Legal Rules" (Yves Dezalay and Bryant Garth, editors).
- "Amnesty, Amnesia and Remembrance: international obligations and the need to prevent the repetition of gross violations of human rights," in ASIL Proceedings (1998).
- Water Law Reform under the New Constitution, 1(5) The Human Rights and Constitutional Law Journal of South Africa 5 (1997).
- Introducing the Devil: An institutional analysis of the power of constitutional review, 13(2) South African Journal on Human Rights 185, 1997.
- Striking Down Death: S v Makwanyane, 12 South African Journal on Human Rights 61, 1996.
- Participating in the Design: Constitution-making in South Africa, 3(1) Review of Constitutional Studies 18 (1996), Alberta Law Review and Centre for Constitutional Studies, University of Alberta, Canada.
- Defining the Property Rights of Others: Political power, indigenous tenure and the construction of customary land law, Journal of Legal Pluralism, Vol. 35, 1995.
- South Africa's New Constitution: The Challenges of Diversity and Identity, Verfussung und Recht in Ubersee, Vol. 28(4) 1995.
- Guaranteeing Free and Fair Elections, in 8 South African Journal on Human Rights 263, 1992.
- Rethinking Affirmative Action in a democratic South Africa, in 7 South African Journal on Human Rights 317, 1991.
- Self-Determination and the Struggle Against Apartheid, in 8 Wisconsin International Law Journal 251, 1990.