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The Wits Law Clinic (WLC) seeks the services of a candidate attorney to work under the supervision of various attorneys within different operating legal units at the WLC.

The WLC is a university-based law clinic at the University of the Witwatersrand (the University) Law School which is duly accredited by the Law Society of South Africa and which provides practical legal training to final-year law students and candidate attorneys;

as well as legal advice and assistance to indigent or otherwise disadvantaged members of the public.

The requirements for the available vacancy are as follows:

Essential requirements

• An LLB (or equivalent) degree.

• An interest in human rights law, social justice and litigation.

• Good oral and written communication skills in English.

• Good drafting skills.

• A valid driving licence.

Desirable/Advantageous requirements

• Proficiency in another official South African language.

The key responsibilities of the successful candidate involve assisting various supervising attorneys with litigation, and attending to work that is generally required of a candidate attorney in a law practice.


1. A covering letter motivating why you have the necessary qualifications, skills and experience for the position as well as the names and contact details of 3 referees.

2. A detailed CV.

3. Copies of your degree/s and academic transcript/s.

The closing date for submission of applications is Friday, 6 October 2017.

Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The WLC reserves the right not to make an appointment.


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