Candidate Attorney – 2018


 We are hiring!

The Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for a candidate attorney to join our team from January 2018.

About the EELC

We are a team of social justice lawyers specialising in education policy, legal advocacy, community lawyering and public interest litigation. The EELC engages in strategic litigation aimed at long-term educational reform, and works on individual cases arising from experiences of learners, parents and teachers, such as expulsions, disciplinary matters and access to schools.

The EELC works closely with our sister organisation, Equal Education (EE). EE is a movement of learners, parents, teachers and community members, working for quality and equality in South African education, through analysis and activism.

Who should apply

We are looking for self-motivated individuals with a passion for social justice lawyering and education.

Applications will be accepted from persons who have completed their undergraduate law degree at a South African university, or who are in their final year of study for a law degree at a South African university.

How to apply

Send your application to with the subject heading “Candidate Attorney Application 2018”.

Applications must include:

  • A motivation letter and full curriculum vitae
  • Copies of official academic transcripts
  • A sample of written work (preferably a sample related to a legal question)

When to apply

Applications close on Thursday, 13 July 2017.