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Arthur Chaskalson Fellowship

Arthur CHaskalsonIn partnership with the Cape Bar, the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) offers the prestigious Arthur Chaskalson Fellowship to one or more pupils each year.  Named after South Africa’s former Chief Justice, and the founder of the LRC, the Fellowship is awarded to excellent candidates committed to the achievement of a just society and realising the vision of the Constitution.

The successful applicants will do pupillage with one of the LRC’s in house advocates.  They will receive a stipend of approximately R100 000 for the year.  Following the completion of pupillage, it is envisaged that the candidate may take up a position as junior counsel in the LRC’s Constitutional Litigation Unit, subject to the availability of a position and funds.

Only previously disadvantaged candidates will be considered and female candidates will be preferred in accordance with the LRC’s commitment to transformation of the legal profession and to its own composition being broadly representative of South African society.

The LRC will award the Arthur Chaskalson Fellowship at the Cape Bar only to a pupil of the Cape Bar. To be considered, you must therefore apply both to the Cape Bar for pupillage, and to the LRC for the Arthur Chaskalson Fellowship.

More information about the Arthur Chaskalson Fellowship, and details on how to apply are available at