Tarryn Bannister graduated from Stellenbosch University in 2007 with her BA Law degree and in 2010, she obtained her LLB. During 2010, Tarryn completed the Practical Legal Training Course through the University of Cape Town and Legal Education and Development. In 2011, Tarryn joined the Overarching Strategic Plan (OSP) Project on Combating Poverty, Homelessness and Socio-Economic Vulnerability under the Constitution at Stellenbosch University. She conducted the research for her LLM thesis on access to health care services for survivors of gender-based violence under the auspices of the Project and received her LLM (cum laude) in 2012.
During her LLM studies, Tarryn was afforded the opportunity to attend the Second Annual Conference on Women & Justice (on gender-based violence) in New Delhi, India. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Stellenbosch University. The provisional title of her doctoral dissertation is “Transforming the socio-economic consequences of terminated domestic partnerships for women: The implications of a relational feminist interpretation of socio-economic rights”. Tarryn is also currently working as a research assistant and a teaching assistant to Professor Sandra Liebenberg.