Donrich W Thaldar

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Co-Author – Human Biological Material (Lawsa Volume 26(1) – Third Edition)

Professor Donrich Thaldar is an academic at the Law School of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban. His academic research interests are biolaw and in particular new reproductive technologies and the law.

Professor Thaldar holds a PhD in law from the University of Cape Town, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from Oxford University. He is currently acting as Dean of Research for the College of Law and Management Studies.

Professor Thaldar also has a private law practice, where he focuses on strategic litigation in biolaw. He has served as legal counsel in several landmark cases in the field of biolaw in South Africa, including South Africa’s physician-assisted dying test case (2016), South Africa’s first case of posthumous conception (2018), and South Africa’s first case of gamete withdrawal from a comatose person (2020).