Student organisations at Kramer Law
Kramer Law students do more than study Law. UCT's law students are active and committed to sharing their knowledge and expertise in various ways - for example, with schools off-campus in a range of non-profit initiatives.
- Altum Sonatur Student Magazine
Altum Sonatur is the UCT Law student magazine. Efforts are made to publish four issues every year - focused on high quality student-driven content on topical and important law-related issues. Keep your eyes open throughout the year for the latest issue, available free on campus. Altum Sonatur also runs a blog.
- Black Lawyers Association of South Africa
The Black Lawyers Association of South Africa (BLASC-UCT) has student chapters at many of South Africa's Law schools. UCT Faculty of Law is no exception. You can find out more about us on twitter and instagram.
- Chamber of Legal Students
This student-led project provides critical support to high school learners related to school discipline matters, and 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 on our email address, with details such as the learner’s name, school and grade, as well as a brief overview of the situation that has resulted in a disciplinary process. Law students serve as representatives to attend the hearing with the learner client to ensure that due process is followed, and that the learner’s procedural rights are protected as far as possible. Students assigned to be representatives work together to research and prepare arguments which may or may not have a legal basis.
To find out more, or to get involved, contact the team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the UCT Branch having started in 2018, Chambers has supported many cases involving high school learners, as well as cases with university students.
- Constitutional Literacy and Service Initiative
The Constitutional Literacy and Service Initiative (‘CLASI’) is a constitutional law-based programme that takes place in local schools in the Southern Suburbs. The aim of this programme is to teach high school learners about their basic constitutional rights and other constitutional law mechanisms relating to the governance of our country.
- SHAWCO Law
SHAWCO Law is a project under SHAWCO, led by UCT law students, whereby our law students have the opportunity to teach and mentor Grade 8 and 9 learners from SHAWCO-served community high schools on topics of law and broader socio-economic matters. A predetermined curriculum is taught each week with an emphasis on student participation and engagement. The aim of this project is to promote responsible citizenship and cultivate informed communities, while at the same time growing the confidence of these high school learners. To find out more, follow us on instagram.
- Students for Law and Social Justice
Students for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ) is a South African student organisation dedicated to protecting human rights, preventing discrimination and promoting social justice. The society has been formed in partnership between students in various universities across South Africa, with the aim to transform legal education and access to justice. SLSJ-UCT, run by students for students, has three components: a legal referral clinic, a mentorship program for girls in Phillipi, and research, advocacy & education. Interested? Find us on Instagram.
The UCT Moot Society is an active student-run organisation of Law students. We run informal moots, moot training, and get involved in a range of moot competitions. For more information, you can join us on instagram or have a look at the Kate O'Regan Intervarsity Moot Competition for insight into one of our annual flagship events.
- Women in Law (UCT)
Women in Law (WiL) is a student society, started in 2021, in the Law Faculty at UCT. WiL aims to provide those who identify as a woman with a platform and the tools to connect with other women students and lawyers, to enhance their skills and to give back to the community. WiL wants to provide support to all women students as they navigate their law degree and prospective legal careers. WiL aims to create a safe space for women to learn, share and ask questions in light of the obstacles faced throughout the profession". Our social media handle, on both Twitter and Instagram, is @uctwomeninlaw. To get in touch, DM us there or email us on email@example.com