Thursday, 16 February 2017

Law Clerk Graduate Opportunities at the Constitutional Court 2017

The Constitutional Court invites applications from suitable candidates seeking appointment as law clerks for 2017.

Each Justice of the Constitutional Court is assisted by two law clerks whose primary function is to carry out legal research for their respective Justice.
Appointments are made for the periods January 2017 to December 2017 or July 2017 to June 2018 depending on each Justice’s requirements.
Applicants should indicate the period for which they wish to be considered.
Applications are considered by all Justices of the Court, and applicants should not indicate a preference to work for a specific Justice.
The Office of the Chief Justice (including the Constitutional Court) seeks to ensure that the persons selected are broadly representative of the South African population in terms of race and gender.

  • Applicants should be in possession of an LLB degree (or an equivalent degree) or in the final year of study for such degree and must have obtained that degree prior to starting with the Court, if appointed.
  • Applicants should also display an interest in subjects relating to constitutional law.
  • Academic excellence and research experience is desirable
The salary for each of these contract positions is R 289 761.00 per annum plus 37% in lieu of benefits. No other benefits are afforded.

How to apply

The closing date for applications is 31 March 2016. No applications will be accepted after this date.Applications should include the following:
  1. A cover letter of no longer than two pages;
  2. A curriculum vitae of no longer than three pages;
  3. A certified copy of the applicant’s ID;
  4. Certified copies of all academic records;
  5. An example of written work between six and ten pages in length, which demonstrates critical legal analysis and is written solely by the applicant; and
  6. Letters of recommendation from two referees, together with their names and contact details (including an email address).

Applications are to be submitted electronically to: Email:
A letter and/or email will be sent to each applicant upon receipt of his/her application. If an applicant does not receive an acknowledgment of receipt, he/she must contact Ms C Gideon of the Office of the Chief Justice: Human Resources Department on 011 838 2010.

Applicants who are shortlisted for an interview will be notified by 16 May 2016. If you are not notified by that date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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