SERI wishes to fill up to two vacancies for candidate attorneys. These vacancies will arise on or after 1 January 2018. 

The SERI Law Clinic has a first-rate human rights practice, which encompasses constitutional and administrative law, criminal defence, defamation, labour law, property law, contract law (insofar as it involves consumer protection) and actions against the police and other delictual claims. SERI concentrates its work in South Africa’s townships, informal settlements and other poor and marginalised communities. SERI’s practitioners appear regularly at all levels of the court system, up to and including the Constitutional Court. SERI has an enviable track record in obtaining and enforcing ground-breaking judgments. You can find out more about SERI on www.seri-sa.org and www.fightingforaliving.org.

The requirements for the positions are as follows -

Essential:

  • LLB Degree.
  • Interest in and, some prior engagement with, human rights law or litigation.

Desirable:

  • Interest in, and experience of, research and publication.
  • Fluency in any of South Africa’s indigenous languages.

SERI is committed to transformation. Black South Africans, women and disabled persons are strongly encouraged to apply for this post. If you are interested in either of these posts, please send a CV, together with a covering letter, to Princess Nkuna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In your letter, provide a detailed explanation of why you are interested in working for SERI, and what qualities and experience you would bring to the post. Generalised covering letters, which do not engage with SERI’s activities and purpose, will not be considered.

The closing date for applications is Friday 21 April 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and will be expected to make themselves available for interview in April or May 2017.

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