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This page is about work experience and job opportunities in the Faculty. 

For candidate attorney opportunities, employers and students should please contact the UCT Careers Service as they are responsible for sharing external opportunities with law students. 

From time to time, research and other work opportunities arise in the Faculty of Law - part-time and full-time.  We also share law-related opportunities at other companies, organisations and projects. 

Teaching Assistants in the Faculty of Law 2021 - DEADLINE 6 November 2020

posted 3 November 2020

The UCT Law Faculty hopes to appoint a number of LLB graduates to act as teaching assistants during 2021.

As a teaching assistant you will be expected to tutor LLB students, carry out a certain amount of marking, and assist the students in your classes. In the Commercial Law Department you will also be involved in the courses that the department offers to non-law students. In addition you will be expected to fulfil a number of administrative responsibilities, including the invigilation of exams and tests (outside ordinary work hours). You will be given reasonable time in which to pursue your own research interests should you decide to pursue postgraduate studies. Preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with the methodology and content of the LLB degree at UCT.  Each TA is allocated to one of the three Departments in the Faculty: Private Law, Public Law and Commercial Law. Please clearly indicate your preference as between these departments in your application and if you have no preference, kindly indicate that this is the case.

These are up to twelve-month contract posts, running from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021. Remuneration is offered in the region of R169 884,00. 

Please email your CV, a transcript reflecting your university academic results, and a copy of your best piece of written work or a part of it (no longer than 8 000 words) to: Nikki Campbell, Administrative Officer in the Department of Private Law at UCT by 6 November 2020.  The applications will be considered by a selection committee comprising the three heads of department in the Faculty. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 16 November 2020 for an interview.

Data capturer required for the SCA - Deadline 4 September 2020. All details are in the download

posted 1 September 2020

Law researcher required for the SCA - Deadline 4 September 2020. All details are in the download.

posted 1 September 2020


Data capturers required for the SARChI Chair in Security & Justice

posted 19 February 2020

UCT law students are needed to assist with data capturing for the NRF SARChI Chair in Security and Justice. March - June 2020, Send a cover letter and CV to by 5pm on 28 February 2020.  See below for more details. 

LLB Research Assistantships under the SARChI Chair of Intellectual Property, Innovation & Development

posted 13 February 2020

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External Internship | Legal, Risk and Compliance Learnership programme

posted 27 January 2020
Just Retirement Life (South Africa) Limited (Just) is recruiting for a 12-month Legal, Risk and Compliance learnership programme. We are looking for a law graduate to work closely with the Legal, Risk and Compliance team to gain valuable experience in the financial services industry. The successful candidate will be part of our team based in our Cape Town office. No previous working experience is required as the programme provides on-the-job training.  All the details are in the pdf.