STUDENTS FOR LAW AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Students for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ) was
formed in 2007. Its aim is to expose law students
nationally to the potential of the law as a
mechanism for advancing a society founded upon the
principles of the rule of law and social justice.
This is evident in its campus work through the
development of a variety of programmes including;
student advice programmes where law students set and
support para-legal advice offices in townships; a
legal education programme for informal traders, and
'jogs for justice'.
One of the main activities of SLSJ is the national
seminars organized annually. The seminars play a
valuable role in exposing students to critical
discussion and debate on issues of social justice.
The central theme of the seminar in 2013 was "The
Implementation Gap: the disjuncture between the
Constitution and reality”. The Claude Leon
Foundation has funded the costs of hosting the
seminars annually since 2008.