Join our team of activist lawyers • Join the struggle for equal education

The Equal Education Law Centre is looking for a passionate and experienced attorney to join our team of social justice lawyers.

About the EELC

We are a team of activist lawyers working to advance the struggle for equality in education through legal advocacy and strategic litigation. The EELC runs a walk-in clinic ensuring that individuals and communities have access to legal services and education justice. The EELC also 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

Who should apply

We are looking for self-motivated individuals with a passion for social justice, law and education. The following are minimum requirements:

• Admission to the Law Society as a practising attorney;
• Two to three years’ post-admission experience as a practising attorney;
• Strong research and exceptional writing skills;
• Experience in strategic litigation;
• Willingness to be based in Cape Town;
• Desire to travel across South Africa and to work with children.

How to apply

Email your application to with the subject heading “Attorney Application“.

Applications must include

• A motivation letter
• Full curriculum vitae
• Two reference letters (from professional references)
• A sample of written legal work.

Applications close Friday, 20 January 2017