Defining tomorrow

Faculty of Law


(1-year secondary contract post)

Suitably qualified applications are invited to apply for the post of Candidate Attorney in the Law Clinic for the period 01 June 2017 to 31 March 2018.  

“The NMMU Law Clinic seeks 3 Candidate Attorneys to join its enthusiastic litigation team. Appointment to this one/two year contract position will commence 01 June 2017, or at earliest availability.

This position offers you the opportunity to:

  • Join a vibrant legal firm practicing law of an excellent standard;
  • Contribute towards Access to Justice and the legal empowerment of disadvantaged    communities.
  • Work on challenging cases and appear in the magistrates’ courts;
  • Work in a supportive and stimulating environment of a world-class university law faculty

Requirements include:

  • An LLB degree, with required standing to register / cede as a Candidate Attorney;
  • Good communication and organizational skills;
  • Analytical and problem solving skills essential;
  • A commitment to ensuring access to justice for the indigent;
  • The ability to work independently and show initiative.
  • Language competency in both English and isiXhosa
  • Rights of Appearance in the Regional Courts will be an advantage

In your application you are required to highlight your strengths and experience relevant to the

advertised position and also include anything else that you feel may be pertinent to the Selection

Panel by forwarding your covering letter, stating your experience and competence in performing the above-mentioned key functions, detailed curriculum vitae, as well your vision for the Department during the next three years.

Please submit applications electronically to Charlene Pieterse, at

Applications for this post close on 14 May 2017.

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