Overview of the CLS Hub

The CLS Hub provides a supportive space for “explosive” debates around critical socio-legal issues where students, scholars and activists can creatively engage in critical thinking and writing. The Hub Programme includes activities and events that are a conduit for graduates into the social justice sector, allowing CLS to act as a nexus that facilitates the provision of support, research capacity and training to strengthen the work of our partner organisations who use the Constitution to fight for social justice.

Accordingly, the CLS Hub centres around:

  • Convening dialogues, conversations and confrontations around law and/in society;
  • Bringing together students, scholars and other social actors for critical encounters, mutual learning and collective exploration of contemporary problems and their possible solutions;
  • Showcasing a diversity of voices, perspectives and disciplines that shape law in practice;
  • Building the field of legal theory and practice;
  • Catalysing innovative partnerships; and
  • Connecting people, ideas and projects in Africa that are locally and globally relevant.