In parternship 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 court and travel, accomodation 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.
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 the 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 etc.
If you are interested in any of the student opportunities please contact Dr Justice Mavedzenge