Student Vacation Programmes – Legal

Posted on :

12 Jul, 2013

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Student Jobs in South Africa, Vacancies South Africa

Student Vacation Programmes

What makes us really different is our people – people who are unstuffy, team players and have a real desire to succeed. If you want opportunities way beyond those of a traditional law firm, you’ve come to the right place. There is energy in our working environment and we need bright minds to continue our success.

Our vision is to be the leading South African business law firm. With more than 110 directors and more than 250 professionals in total, we are already one of the largest and have a sizeable footprint in both of South Africas key financial centres, Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Through our exclusive alliance with DLA Piper, one of the largest legal services organisations in the world, we can meet the needs of our clients wherever in the world they choose to do business.

Our clients include local, national and international companies across a broad range of sectors, ranging from emerging businesses to multinationals, as well as public sector organisations.


Our annual vacation programme for law students is extremely popular and has gained a reputation as an exciting and rewarding experience. We attract students from universities across the country, as part of this programme.

During the vacation programme, you will be assigned to a team of professionals (directors, associates and candidate attorneys). Your day-to-day activities may include training sessions; discussion forums; consultations, drafting of documents, court attendances and legal research. You will be given the opportunity to work in at least two different practices areas during the course of the vacation programme.

We include various training sessions and skills development initiatives as part of the vacation programmes.

  • The in-house training for vacation students covers the following:
  • library orientation;
  • legal research;
  • orientation and training on how to use the electronic resources and databases (ie Juta, LexisNexis, Sabinet etc);
  • drafting legal documents;
  • computer skills;
  • practice management sessions;
  • various specialist legal topics.

Our programme is designed to give you an intricate understanding of how our firm works, how our fee earners interact and the nature of our relationships with our clients.


Our Student Vacation Programmes

We offer a formal, two-week Student Vacation Programme at our Johannesburg and Cape Town offices during the summer and winter holiday periods.

  • Applications for our Summer Vacation Programme (January 2013) have closed.
  • Application for our Winter Vacation Programme (June 2013) have closed.
  • Applications for our Summer Vacation Programme (January 2014) close on 1 August 2013.
  • Application for our Winter Vacation Programme (July 2014) close on 1 March 2014.

Please note that we will consider all applications, regardless of whether the application is received before the closing date or not. It is in your own interest to submit your application sooner rather than later as your chances are greatly increased by submitting the application before the closing date.


How to Apply Student Vacation Programmes

Click on this link to apply online


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