For almost a century, the UKZN’s School of Law and its predecessors have championed the cause of human rights. The School’s commitment to human rights has resulted in a number of important practical initiatives which offer support to vulnerable communities.
The UKZN Law Clinics in Durban and in Pietermaritzburg are numbered amongst the leading law clinics in South Africa. They serve as ‘laboratories’ where students, carefully supervised by trained practitioners, are able to practice the legal skills they have learned by dealing with real clients and solving actual legal problems.
The UKZN Law Clinic specialises in providing legal services in the areas of HIV and AIDS (e.g. unfair dismissal due to status); Family Law (e.g. divorce, maintenance, custody and domestic violence); and social justice (e.g. housing and eviction matters).
March 09, 2015
Final year Law students recently empowered Durban
communities with legal education through an outreach programme
co-ordinated by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Law Clinic in
partnership with Urban Aid and C.A.S.T’s and Street Law South Africa.
June 24, 2014
High school pupils from disadvantaged communities in
Groutville, Stanger recently visited UKZN’s Law Clinic to explore and
develop their legal skills ahead of their Moot Court Competition for
High Schools in KwaDukuza.
March 31, 2014
The School of Law recently recognised the important role
that Candidate Attorneys play in ensuring that the UKZN Law Clinic
provides legal assistance to the indigent community.
February 12, 2014
A strategic partnership between UKZN’s Law Clinic and
Legal Aid South Africa has made it possible for the Clinic to increase
capacity thus ensuring that it is adequately equipped to provide legal
assistance to the community. Since the commencement of the funding the
Clinic has almost doubled its client intake.