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Legal Resources Centre

Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, and Grahamstown

The Legal Resources Centre (LRC) is South Africa's oldest public interest law center. The Centre uses the law as an instrument of justice and provides legal services for the vulnerable and marginalized, including the poor, homeless, and landless people and communities of South Africa who suffer discrimination by reason of race, class, gender, disability, or by reason of social, economic, and historical circumstances. The Centre works to enable the vulnerable and marginalized to assert and develop their rights, promotes gender and racial equality, and opposes all forms of unfair discrimination. Strategies employed by the Centre include impact litigation, law reform, participation in partnerships and development processes, education, and networking within South Africa, the African continent, and at the international level.

Specific Skills Students Will Employ
In addition to the skills utilized at all South Africa placements, this site will help students become more proficient in:

  • Community lawyering
  • Interviewing
  • Factual investigation
  • Counseling
  • Recognizing and resolving ethical dilemmas
  • Impact litigation

For more information about the Legal Resources Centre, please visit their website.

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