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Michael Lupton

Level 4, Building 4, Faculty of Law, Bond University

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Professional biography

Michael started his academic career at the University of Fort Hare where he was Head of the Department of Private Law. He joined the University of Natal in 1975 where he remained until retiring in 2001. On retirement he was granted an Emeritus Professorship. While at Natal he served as Director of the Faculty of Law (1990 to 1994), on Senate (1991 to 2001) and on the University Council (1995 to 2001). His many publications are mainly in the field of Biotechnology. He has delivered papers at 18 international conferences and at many local conferences on topics in human reproduction and bioethics. He was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa (1970) and acted as pro bono Counsel in more than 60 murder trials. He also sat as an assessor on the Supreme Court Bench in many trials. Michael joined the Bond Law Faculty in 2002 and teaches Law of Succession, Contemporary Issues in Law & Society, Personal Property Transactions and Medicine and Law.

Teaching expertise

Use of Stem Cells, Nanotechnology, Genetics & the Law

Teaching awards

  • LSA Teaching Excellence Award 063

Professional admissions

  • Advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa
  • Advocate of the High Court of Lesotho.
  • Associate Editor of the International Journal of Law and Medicine.
  • Justice of the Peace South Africa.


  • Bachelor of Laws Free State
  • Doctor of Philosophy Natal