The LRC and the Cape Bar have established a fellowship for formal training in the practice of an advocate, which will be awarded annually to historically-disadvantaged candidates to help transform the legal profession in South Africa.  Recipients will receive stipends totaling ZAR100,000 during their year of pupillage, and subject to the availability of positions and funding, they will become junior counsel in the LRC’s Constitutional Litigation Unit in Cape Town for at least two years.  The fellowship honors the late Arthur Chaskalson, who founded the LRC together with Geoff Budlender and Felicia Kentridge in 1978.  He led the defense team in the Rivonia Trial of Nelson Mandela and nine others, and he became the President of the Constitutional Court from 1994 to 2001 and Chief Justice of South Africa from 2001 to 2005.  He was passionately committed to the development and use of the law as a means of achieving justice.

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