Fatima Essop wearing a pink headscarf

Fatima Essop Visiting Fellow

Fatima Essop is an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Law Faculty at the University of Cape Town, where she also lectured. She has practiced as an attorney in public interest litigation at the Legal Resources Centre and Women’s Legal Centre in Cape Town and as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa in various areas of law, including constitutional law, environmental law and Muslim family law. She is an accredited family law mediator with extensive experience in the area of Muslim family law. Her current research focuses on the practice of Muslim family law by the Muslim minority community in South Africa.