Miss Jade Kouletakis


School Dundee Business School

Department Division of Law

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+44 (0)1382 30 8764


Prior to joining Abertay University, Miss Kouletakis had acquired over 4 years experience teaching law at HEIs across South Africa, most notably including the University of the Western Cape and the University of Cape Town. In this capacity she has acted as both module lead and tutor on a variety of public, private and commercial law modules for LLB students. 

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Law, Media and Writing; a Bachelor of Laws (Honours); and a Master of Laws in Intellectual Porperty Law. She is currently completing her Doctorate at the University of Cape Town. 



Miss Kouletakis is the module lead for Public Law 1, Public Law 2, Business Law, Intellectual Property Law and Lawyers and Legal Services in the EU. 

She also teaches on the You & Your Legal Rights module.

Miss Kouletakis is supervising Law Honours Dissertations as well as Year 3 Projects on the LLB course.

Miss Kouletakis's research interests include intellectual property law; copyright; patents; education; human rights; and developing nations. 


Jade Kouletakis, ‘The Language of Western Homogeneity: A Rose By Any Other Name Is A Potential Lawsuit’ (2016) 6 Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property at 392.

Jade Kouletakis, ‘South Africa’s Draft Copyright Amendment Bill to Incorporate Exception for the Visually Impaired’ (2016) 7 European Intellectual Property Review at 387.

Jade Kouletakis, Alexandra Kisuule, Tobias Schonwetter and Bram van Wiele, 'Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Guide for South Africa' (2015) Available at: http://ip-unit.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/IPUnit_MarrakeshGuideSA1.pdf.

Jade Kouletakis, 'A Critical Examination of Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for the Visually Impaired Pertaining to Literary Works in South Africa in the Local and Global Context’ (2014) 2 South African Intellectual Property Law Journal at 42.

Specialist Contribution:

Jade Kouletakis, 'The Oscar Pistorius Trial: The Case for Copyright Infringement Regarding the Image of State Witnesses’ (2014) Academic and Non-Fiction Authors Association of South Africa at 3.

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Miss Kouletakis has been the recipient of the following funding awards:

Sir William Solomon Memorial Scholarship
Manuel and Luby Washkansky Scholarship
University of Cape Town’s Law Faculty Research Scholarship
University of Cape Town’s Doctoral Research Scholarship
National Research Fund Scholarship
Siri Johnson Scholarship
Twamley Postgraduate Bursary
Wilfred Kramer Law Grant


Miss Kouletakis will be sitting as a judge for the Law Society of Scotland's 19th Annual Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament, the largest schools debating tournament in Scotland.

Along with Dr Alan Brown, she started the Abertay Law Moot Club where students can practice for and participate in various competitions. 

She is the editorial assistant for the South African Intellectual Property Law Jounal, South Africa's only peer-reviewed academic journal solely dedicated to local, foreign and international intellectual property law matters. She also acts as a peer reviewer from time to time for articles submitted to the journal within her area of expertise.

Miss Kouletakis is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, the world's largest collegiate honour society. Membership into the society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of university students.

She has edited and reviewed chapters in the following book: Hennie Klopper (ed) Law of Intellectual Property in South Africa 2ed 2016. This is the leading textbook on intellectual property law in South Africa.

In 2016 she was appointed as the external examiner for law modules at Boston City Campus and Business College (HEI), which supports students enrolled with the University of South Africa, the largest open distance university on the African continent.

In 2016 and 2015, she was invited as an external lecturer to teach law to sound and audio engineering students at the SAE Institute, a private HEI with campuses in South Africa, Scotland, England and 28 other countries.

Previously, Miss Kouletakis was appointed as a researcher for the University of Cape Town’s Chair of African Customary Law.

Miss Kouletakis has sat on the University of Cape Town's Transformation Committe, as well as the Health and Safety Committee.

Miss Kouletakis has been a keen debater throughout her scholarly career, receiving numerous accolades in the skill of mooting at both a secondary and tertiary level. In her career as an academic, she has sat as a judge for the University of Cape Town's Moot Competition as well as the University of Cape Town's Law Student Council Mooting Project, the latter of which involved preparing first year LLB students for their upcoming participation in the mooting competition by way of training and experience.

Knowledge Exchange

Since the publication of her Master of Laws thesis and subsequent article in the South African Intellectual Property Law Journal, Miss Kouletakis has been working closely with the South African government and a variety of local and international interest groups in amending South Africa's copyright legislation. This includes making submissions to parliament and attending parliamentary meetings. 

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