Candidate Attorney
Wits University
6d ago


The Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) is a leading human rights centre in the Wits Law School which undertakes research, strategic litigation, and public interest advocacy.

  • CALS is looking for two candidate attorneys to join our team in January 2021 to work across the range of CALS’ programmes, which include, Business & Human Rights;
  • Civil & Political Justice; Environmental Justice; Gender Justice; and Home, Land & Rural Democracy.

    Brief Description


  • An LLB or equivalent degree (completed by December 2020)
  • 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

  • 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
  • Liaising with clients, counsel and partners
  • Representing CALS in civil society forums
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