Candidate Attorney Opportunities at Wits University

By on June 8, 2016

The Centre for Applied Legal Studies  (CALS) is looking for a candidate attorney to join the team in Jan 2017 to work across the range of CALS’ programmes which include Basic Services, Business and Human Rights, Environmental Justice, Gender and the Rule of Law.

CALS is a leading human rights centre in the Wits Law School which undertakes research, strategic litigation, and public interest advocacy.


  • An LLB or equivalent degree
  • A demonstrated interest in human rights work and social justice
  • A strong interest in research as a component of lawyering
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English
  • Proficiency in other South African languages will be an advantage
  • Proficiency in MS Office

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting in strategic litigation cases
  • Research in support of advocacy and litigation activities
  • Conducting field research in communities
  • Drafting pleadings and legal opinions
  • Assisting in the drafting of research reports
  • Providing input into draft policies and legislation
  • Preparing documents for, and appearing in, court
  • Liaison with clients, counsel and partners
  • Representing CALS in civil society forums

How to apply

Applications close on 10 June 2016. Click here to apply online

Should you experience difficulties with the online application, please contact Ms Zelda Stroud, Human Resources Officer,


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