Equal Education Law Centre: Candidate Attorney


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.

The Equal Education Law Centre seeks to appoint Candidate Attorney to be based in Cape Town.

Start Date: January 2020


  • A motivation letter detailing a history of involvement in social justice work and interest in the EELC (generic letters will not be considered)
  • Curriculum vitae of not longer than 3 pages containing the details of at least two (2) contactable referees
  • Copies of official academic transcripts or degree certificates


Send your application to [email protected] with the subject heading “Candidate Attorney Application 2020”.

Should you not hear from us by 4 October 2019, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

We are looking for self-motivated individuals with a passion for and history of social justice work.

Preference will be given to applicants who have completed their undergraduate law degree, or who are in their final year of study for a law degree, at a historically disadvantaged South African university.

For more about Equal Education Law Centre refer to eelawcentre.org.za