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SLSJ and SECTION 27 are pleased to announce the SECTION27/Students for Law and Social Justice Graduate Fellowship Programme which will commence in January 2012. The Fellowship Programme strives to build the leadership capacity of a recent law graduate who is committed to social justice through creating opportunities to work in a public interest law firm.
The Law and Social Justice Graduate Fellowship Programme will enable a recent law graduate interested in social justice to work in a public interest law centre for a year in order to facilitate a better and more sustainable skills transfer by exposing a graduate to strategic thinking on legal and social justice issues and how to use the law to achieve particular outcomes relevant to social justice in relation to the work of SECTION 27.
Applications will be accepted until Wednesday 31 August at 16:00 which must be sent to slsj.info@gmail.com.
To find out more about the Fellowship Opportunity, download the PDF or contact SLSJ.


Students for Law and Social Justice is a students’ organisation with branches at the Universities of Fort Hare, Kwa-Zulu Natal, North West, Cape Town and the Western Cape. SLSJ was established three years ago, during which we have hosted two annual seminars for 200 law students from across the country as well as campus based debates throughout the year on a wide range of issues relevant to law and social justice. Congruent to this, we have also provided practical assistance to the Legal Resources Centre in Cape Town and in Durban as well as other law-based volunteer programmes.
Through this work we recognise the need for law students, who have a passion to learn about the challenges facing our country and how a progressive rule of law can underpin development and social transformation, to engage in public interest work before and after graduation. The opportunity for law students to practice the lessons learned in seminars, discussions and debates is necessary if we are committed to producing young lawyers who are sensitive to the social context within which the law finds itself and who are able to use the law as a tool effectively in advancing social justice and equality in South Africa.
The internship will take place from NOTE: Due to the incongruent dates of this years June/July University vacation, the Internship dates will be subject to the successful candidate’s dates of availability ie: as of when he/she finishes writing their June exams.
Only 1st, 2nd and 3rd year law students can apply. Applicants must submit a: Motivation (500 – 700 words) and their Curriculum Vitae by 18 May 2011 to slsj.info@gmail.com.
To find out more about the Internship, download the PDF or contact SLSJ.