School of Law

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Ms Juanita Easthorpe

Ms Juanita Easthorpe Telephone +27 33 260 5038
Campus   Pietermaritzburg
Building & Room Law Building – Room 8, 1st Floor 
Ms Juanita Easthorpe


Ms Juanita Easthorpe is a Lecturer in the fields of Gender and the Law and Family Law. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree and a Masters of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and is in the process of reading for her PhD in Private Law. Juanita is an advocate of the High Court, South Africa. Her main research interests are in the areas of Gender and the Law (focussing on gender equality) and Family Law (focussing on Divorce, Maintenance and Parent and Child). She has published extensively in these areas.

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Academic Qualifications:

Professional Qualifications:
Advocate of the High Court

Research Interests:

  • Family Law
  • Labour Law
  • International Law
  • Gender and the Law

Recent Publications: 

  • Easthorpe J (with Carnelley M) “The meaning of the term “means” in the Maintenance Act 99 of 1998 2009 Obiter (2) 370-380
  • Bosch S and Easthorpe J “Africa’s toy soldiers, non-state armed groups, and ‘voluntary’ recruitment: anything but child’s play” 2012 vol 21:2 African Security Review 4-19
  • Easthorpe J “When being Positive is a Negative: Allpass v Mooikloof Estates” 2013 vol 25:1 SA Mercantile Law Journal
  • Easthorpe J “Pride and Prejudice: De Lange v The Presiding Bishop, Methodist Church of Southern Africa”2015 (4) TSAR 903-918
Membership of Professional & Other Organisations: 

  • Advocate of the High Court (2009)
  • Association of Teachers of International Humanitarian Law (ICRC)
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the LGBTI Organisation in Pietermaritzburg