17 October 2023

Join our team in 2024!

The Centre for Child Law (CCL) is seeking a driven candidate legal practitioner with the credentials and a proven passion for public interest law and social justice work.

The Centre for Child Law, based at the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Law, is a child rights strategic litigation organisation, registered with the Legal Practice Council as a law clinic. CCL has built an enduring reputation for upholding and fulfilling children’s rights over the last 25 years through litigation, research, legal education, law reform, community engagement and advocacy.




  • An LLB or equivalent degree.
  • A demonstrated interest in human rights and social justice work.
  • A strong interest in research as a component of legal work.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Proficiency in other South African official languages will be an advantage.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.




  • Assisting in strategic litigation cases;
  • Research in support of advocacy and litigation activities;
  • Conducting field research in communities;
  • Drafting pleadings and legal opinions;
  • Assisting in the drafting of research reports;
  • Providing input into draft policies and legislation;
  • Preparing documents for, and appearing in court;
  • Liaison with clients, counsel, and partners; and
  • Representing the Centre for Child Law in civil society forums.


To apply, please merge and submit the following documents in PDF format:

  1. A cover letter motivating why you are a suitable candidate for the position;
  2. A detailed CV demonstrating that you have the necessary qualifications, skills and experience for this position as well as the names and contact details of at least 2 references;
  3. Certified copies of qualifications(degrees/diplomas); and
  4. A written sample of no longer than 5 pages which need not be a stand-alone piece but may form part of a larger writing project such as an LLB final year dissertation. (Please do not send the full dissertation).


Submit your application and upload your documents here  or send an email to

Individuals from previously disadvantaged populations are particularly encouraged to apply.  The Centre reserves the right not to appoint if suitable candidates are not found.

CLOSING DATE: 10 November 2023 (Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted.)