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EELC Bertha Justice Fellowship programme 2022 for South African Law Graduates

EELC Bertha Justice Fellowship programme 2022 for South African Law Graduates

When is Application Deadline?

23rd September 2022

Tell Me About Award:

The Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) is a registered law clinic whose staff of social justice lawyers specializes in education law and policy, through conducting public interest litigation, legal research and advocacy, and community lawyering, to advance the right to equitable, safe, and quality basic education in South Africa. The EELC also aims to develop young, skilled attorneys and law graduates in public interest litigation.

What Type of Award is this?


Who can apply?

  • An LLB degree (completed by January 2023)
  • A demonstrated interest in human rights work and social justice
  • A strong interest in research as a component of lawyering
  • Demonstrable oral and written communication skills in English
  • Analytical skills, good presentation skills, and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in other South African languages will be an advantage
  • Computer literacy and excellent legal research skills.
  • A commitment to high-quality client service.
  • Ability to make a two-year commitment to articles at EELC

Which Countries are Eligible?

South Africa

Where will Award be Taken?

Cape Town

How Many Positions will be Given?

EELC seeks to appoint two (2) Candidate Attorney for its’ Bertha Justice Fellowship programme.

What is the Benefit of Award?


How Long is the Program?

2-year full time contract

How to Apply for Program?

Please send the following documents to [email protected] with the subject “Candidate Attorney 2023 application”:

  • A covering letter detailing your interest in human rights, social justice, and the work of the EELC, and motivating why you have the necessary motivation, qualifications, skills and experience for this position.
  • A detailed CV that includes the details of two (2) contactable references

Please note that we are looking for candidates who wish to pursue a career in social justice, rather than just securing articles.

Individuals from previously and currently disadvantaged groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you have not been contacted by 28 October 2022, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful.

For more about the Equal Education Law Centre, refer to www.eelawcentre.org.za 

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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