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Professor ​Elsje Bonthuys completed her BA, LLB and LLM degrees at Stellenbosch University in South Africa and her Ph.D. on the allocation of child custody at Cambridge University. After a short stint at the bar, she has taught at Stellenbosch University and at the University of the Witwatersrand where she has been a professor of law since 2007. Her research covers the interaction between race, class, gender and sexual orientation in family law rules. She is currently researching the intricate legal and social problems produced by the interface between contract law and family law which have emerged as more legal systems start to enforce prenuptial contracts and partnership contracts between married and unmarried family members.