DIRECTOR: LEGAL CLINIC
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Date Posted: 
Friday, 2 June, 2017 - 12:45
Job Description: 

NELSON R MANDELA SCHOOL OF LAW

DIRECTOR: LEGAL CLINIC

East London Campus (Ref No: 1105)

R664 424 - R 990 247per annum (All-inclusive package)

 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • The Director will participate in all activities of the Clinic, including responsibility for directing litigation in courts and fundraising for the Clinic;
  • Supervision and training of Candidate Attorneys’;
  • Supervision of student work (involving close review and iterative editing of written student work and preparation of students for oral advocacy):
  • Active management of, and participation in Mock trials and Legal Clinical Education focused on core lawyering skills,
  • Play an oversight role for general clinical work, and development of new cases or project opportunities for the Legal Clinic;
  • Actively develop new cases or project opportunities for the Legal clinic;
  • Perform any other administrative tasks as may from time to time be assigned by the Dean of Law or his proxy.
  • Research and publish in accredited/refereed journals.
  • Participate in the community engagement initiatives/ programmes of the School/University.

 

 

Requirements: 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • The Minimum qualification is LLM with five (5) years or more extensive knowledge in law practice including litigation; or LLB with more than ten (10) years extensive knowledge and experience in law practice. Three years practising for their own account or as a partner in a law firm;
  • Membership and good standing in relevant law societies;
  • Sound judgment and exceptional ethical standards;
  • Some experience of, or demonstrable potential for excellence in teaching and student supervision in a higher education environment;
  • Strong organisational and team work skills

 

How to Apply: 

To apply:  Interested applicants who meet the criteria are invited to:

  1. E-mail application with COVERING LETTER CLEARLY INDICATING THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR, with a complete CV, proof of remuneration and three work-related referees to:recruit3@ufh.ac.za.  
  2. Applications must clearly indicate the reference number and name of the post applied for on the SUBJECT LINE. 
  3. No faxes or walk-ins (hard copies) will be accepted.
  4. Applicants are urged to ensure that their applications reach the Human Resources Department before the closing date.  Late applications will not be considered.
  5. Failure to comply with the above directions will result in the application being disqualified.

Note:   Correspondence will be conducted with short-listed candidates only. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from SAQA.

 

 - Included in the above remuneration is the company contribution to our compulsory pension fund, medical aid contributions, life cover and an optional annual bonus.

- The University reserves the right NOT to make an appointment.

University of Fort Hare is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Pursuant to complying with the Employment Equity Act No.55 of 1998. 

 

 

Closing Date: 
Sunday, 18 June, 2017 - 23:45