About the UP Law Clinic


The University of Pretoria Law Clinic forms part of the Faculty of Law and is statutorily recognised as a Legal Aid Clinic in terms of the Attorneys Act 53 of 1979 (as amended), duly certified and accredited as such by the Law Society of the Northern Provinces. The staff report to the Head of the Department of Procedural Law, in the Faculty of Law, on their teaching activities and to a Management Committee on their community service. They are accountable to the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Law and to the Law Society of the Northern Provinces



The University of Pretoria Law Clinic strives to be a world-class Law Clinic in Africa and to contribute to the University of Pretoria Faculty of Law achieving its goals



  • To use the practice of law (simulated and actual) as a context to teach and research substantive and procedural law, ethics, professional skills, effective interpersonal relations, appropriate dispute resolution techniques and the ability to integrate law, fact, procedure and values
  • Provide quality legal services to the indigent, thereby increasing their access to justice
  • Foster a commitment in staff and students to build a society based on democratic values, social justice and the rule of law
  • Promote access to, and transformation of the organised legal profession by providing opportunities and training to Candidate Attorneys, especially those from previously disadvantaged groups
  • Engage in Research and provide income generating Short Courses.
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