The Legal Aid Clinic is situated
on Level Four of the Wilfred and Jules Kramer Law Building on UCT's Middle
Campus. Satellite clinics are held in Kensington, Elsies River, Langa, Athlone,
Woodstock and Steenberg. Fifty law students help to provide free legal
assistance to indigent people.
The clinic is run by a Director,
who is a practising attorney, assisted by a student committee. Clinical
professional staff, Law Faculty staff and members of the legal profession in
Cape Town give advice and assist where necessary.
The clinic has three specialist
A Refugee Clinic was
started in July 1998. Students advise and assist refugees and asylum seekers
with legal problems, particularly relating to their status. The Office of
the United Nations High Commission for Refugees funds this project.
The Back-Up Legal Services
Project, which is funded by the Association of University Legal Aid
Institutions Trust, promotes the link between the Legal Aid Clinic and
community-based advice offices, which refer cases to the clinic.
The Legal Aid Clinic represents
children who are the subject of Children's Court inquiries and who
appear accused in Juvenile Court. The clinic is rundraising for the
establishment of a Child Advocacy Clinic.