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Student Opportunities

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In partnership with the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein and the Supreme Court of Namibia, DGRU offers 6 month internships as research clerks in the courts. Training is provided through a UCT-certified course and travel, accommodation and living expenses are fully covered for the period of the internship. Students have to commit to a 6 month residential stay. This opportunity is only offered to postgraduate students who do not have any coursework, or recently graduated post-graduate students.


Virtual clerks

We recruit post-graduate students to conduct research tasks for judges around Africa. This work is on an ad hoc basis, as we respond to requests from judges as they come in. 



DGRU, in partnership with the SA Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges, runs a mentorship programme in the Western Cape for women law students from UCT and UWC who are partnered with women judges or magistrates. The programme runs for most of the academic year, and students commit to 30 contact hours with their mentor. There are a number of other activities such as a leadership weekend, talks by women leaders in law, visits to institutions such as secure care facilities and more which are part of the programme. 


Ad hoc work

Our AfricanLII programme regularly recruits students for legal research and writing work on African caselaw, as well as digitization and capturing of legal information on the various databases.    

Get in touch with Mariya Badeva-Bright via the AfricanLII contact form to find out how to get engaged.