While the project provides support to high school learners, it also provides an important opportunity for law students to engage in the practical work of a clinic-type advisory service.
Potential clients can contact the organisation either via cell phone or e-mail, giving details such as the learner’s name, school and grade, as well as a brief overview of the situation resulting in a disciplinary process. Law students then serve as representatives to attend the hearing with the client to ensure that due process is followed, and that the learner’s procedural rights are protected as far as possible.
The UCT Branch Directors are Richard McLean (final year 2018) and Que Dabula (Prelim B, Combined Stream 2018).
The Chamber has already been involved in 16 cases to date, across the UCT and UWC branches. The UCT branch started in 2018 and has signed up more than 20 members to date. Their first workshop, held on Saturday 10th March 2018, is pictured below:
CLS gets interviewed by Africa Melane on Cape Talk Radio:
The UCT Branch Directorate and Advisory Board are pictured below:
Que Dabula, UCT Branch Co-Director
YOS: 3rd Year Bachelor of Social Sciences (Law & Politics)
Legal Interest: A combination of Corporate Law and Public Interest Law