Vocational Legal Education

Practice Ready Lawyers vs Social Justice Lawyers

  • The Law Graduates released to the world of work are incompetent and are burdensome to the Legal Fraternity. Whilst they have read the Law they struggle to adapt to the practice and application of Law in real life.
  • Recent practical research conducted by the incorporators, at The University of Witwatersrand, with a sample of 89 Law Students over four years proved that lack of vocational training amongst Law Students for the duration of their studies deprives them of imperative practical skills.
  • Currently, Law students are only exposed to practical clinical legal training during their final year of studying towards their LLB Degree. This oversight has produced an inferior caliber of candidate legal practitioners, since theory is vastly different to the practice of Law.