The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI) Law Clinic wishes to fill up to two vacancies for candidate attorneys (CAs). 

These vacancies will arise on or after 1 January 2023. 

The requirements for the positions are as follows – 


  • LLB Degree. 
  • 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 wishes to contribute to the development of a new generation of human rights lawyers at the national and international level. Accordingly, the positions carry with them significant opportunities for travel and continuing professional training and development. The successful candidate will also join the Bertha Justice Fellowship Programme. You can learn more about that programme on 

If you are interested in either of these posts, please send a CV, together with a covering letter to Princess Nkuna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

In your letter, provide 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 Wednesday 30 June 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and will be expected to make themselves available for interview in July or August 2022. 

  • View the full advertisement here.