Jacqueline Church

Position, academic & professional qualifications
Mrs Jacqueline Church is a senior lecturer in the Department of Mercantile Law. She holds the degrees BCom (Law) (Pret) LLB (Pret) and LLM (UNISA). She was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 1994.  
Academic and Professional experience
Jacqueline prosecuted in the Magistrate’s Court, Randburg and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 1994. Jacqueline is a member of the Mercantile Law Department. She has been lecturing since 1992 at a number of institutions including UNISA (in a part time capacity), Vista University and University of Pretoria (in a full–time/permanent capacity) in the fields of Mercantile Law; Private Law and Procedural Law.

Teaching Activities
Jacqueline teaches Commercial Law (KRG 120) to the non-law students, Insurance Law (VRR 310) to the LLB students, Statutory Competition law to the LLM students and has taught numerous other subjects including the Law of Persons and the Law of Damages.
Representative publications
  • Church J “Jerrier v Outsurance Insurance Company Ltd 2013 JDR 0562 (KZP) The duty to disclose: An ongoing problem?” 2013 De Jure 859-868
  • Church J “Sustainable Development and the Culture of uBuntu” 2012 De Jure 511-531.
  • Church J "A South African Perspective on Balancing Interests: Economic, Environmental and Social", 2009 Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association 65.
  • Church J and Church J “The Constitutional Imperative and Harmonisation in a Multi-cultural society: A South African Perspective on the development of Indigenous law” 2008 Fundamina 1
  • Church J and Church J “The Constitutional right to culture and the judicial development of indigenous law: a comparative analysis of cases” 2007 Anthropology Southern Africa 56
  • Church J “Sustainable development revisited: The protection of small business enterprises and the environment as national assets with reference to global trends and recent government policy” 2006 Obiter 628
  • Church J “Small business and the changing environmental ethos“ 2005 Obiter 740 Church J “Same sex marriage: A matter of procedure?” 2003 De Rebus 39 Church J “Statutory Insurance Schemes: Road accident fund” in LAWSA Vol 12 2002 LexisNexis
  • Church J and Church J “Nuisance” in LAWSA Vol 19 2006 LexisNexis Church J “Attorneys in Legal Practitioners” in LAWSA Vol 2007 LexisNexis
  • Church J and Church J “Misrepresentation” in LAWSA Vol 17 (2) 2008 LexisNexis
  • Church J and Church J “Railways and Ports” in LAWSA Vol 23 2009 LexisNexis
Areas of specialisation
Her main areas of specialisation are Entrepreneurial Law and Insurance Law.
Participation in conferences and papers delivered
Paper co-presented at the 6th International Conference on Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT, 2nd Intl. Conference on Private Law and the 5th Intl Law and Trade Conference and 1st Public Law Conference, Cyprus “Culture and Legal Development: Ancient Practice and Modern Challenges” 2011
Church J "Societal Responsibility And The Balancing Of Interests: Economic, Environmental And Social: A South African Perspective." July 2009 - Australian Law Teachers Association Conference Sydney Australia
Church J and Church J “The Constitutional Imperative and Harmonisation in a Multi-cultural society” January 2008 - SLTSA conference Pretoria
Church J “Sustainable development revisited” 2006 - SLTSA Conference Cape Town
Church J “The business case for sustainable development” 2004 Colloquium at the University of Pretoria
Church J Paper co -presented at a workshop on customary courts presented by the centre of Indigenous Law and Contralesa in co-operation with the SA Law Commission on “Legal redress: a western and indigenous perspective” 1999
Contact details
Tel: +27 (0)12 420-2744
Fax: +27 (0)12 420-4010


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