Cherith Sanger

Cherith Sanger holds an LLB from the University of the Western Cape and an LLM with a specialization in Public Interest Law and Policy from the University of California, Los Angeles. She completed her LLM with a 3.86 GPA having passed with the 3rd highest GPA in her class. She was admitted as an attorney in 2007. After working as an attorney in the private sector she started her career in public interest law. From 2009 to 2018, Cherith conducted impact litigation, legal advocacy, and training in the area of women’s rights and gender equality in the non-profit sector. Cherith also later consulted as an attorney in the private sector providing legal services in the areas of sex work, gender, labor, and family law. She has since published both formally and informally in the areas of gender, sex work, and the law. In 2009 and 2010 Cherith was selected as one of the Mail & Guardians Top 300 Young South Africans. In 2021, Cherith was awarded UWC’s DVC Academic Achievers Emerging Excellent Lecturer Award (Faculty of Law). Presently, Cherith is completing her PhD as a 2023 SSRC Next-Gen PhD dissertation completion fellow.

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