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[JOB OPPORTUNITY] SERI seeks to hire a Junior Attorney (12 January 2024).

The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI) Law Clinic has a vacancy for a Junior Attorney to commence work as soon as possible, but not later than 1 March 2024. 

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, the Johannesburg inner city and other poor and marginalised communities. SERI’s practitioners appear regularly at all levels of the courts 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.

Requirements for the position –


  • LLB Degree.
  • Admitted Attorney, one to three years post admission.
  • Interest in and, some prior engagement with, human rights law or litigation.


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

SERI offers a competitive salary, which compares very favourably with salaries offered in other public interest law firms. SERI wishes to contribute to the development of a new generation of human rights lawyers. Accordingly, the position carries with it significant opportunities for continuing professional training and development. 

If you are interested in this post, please send a CV, together with a cover letter and academic transcripts to Princess Nkuna This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In your cover letter, please give 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 31 January 2024.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and will be expected to make themselves available for interview second week of February. 

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