Winner: South African Social Justice Law Firm of the Year, 2019 10th Annual Global Law Experts Awards • South African Specialist Law Firm of the Year, 2019 10th Annual Global Law Experts Awards • CCASA Achievement Award, 2018 African Legal Awards

Who We Are

The Law Clinic, situated at 18-24 Crozier Street in Stellenbosch, subscribes to the following vision, mission and values:


  1. A community that is legally empowered and that possesses a strengthened capacity to exercise their rights, either as individuals or as members of the community;
  2. Law graduates who are professionally trained and are at the highest echelons insofar as their employability is concerned; and
  3. A broader South African community that is sensitised to their social justice responsibilities.


To bring our vision into reality the Law Clinic, through collaboration initiatives or otherwise, provides professional legal advice and representation in civil matters to members of the community who qualify for legal aid in Stellenbosch and surrounding areas and we offer legal education, including clinical legal education, to candidate attorneys, final-year law students and to members of the community, including the poor and marginalised.


The Law Clinic expects every employee to maintain the organization's core values ​​in dealing with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders:

  1. Diligence and passion
  2. Transparency, honesty and integrity
  3. Respect


Where We Are


Crozier Street 18-24 , 7600  

Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3600
Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3093
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Closed on public holidays + to the public on Wednesdays.

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Somerset West

Somerset West Regional , Court, Main Road , Somerset West  

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1 Durban St , Worcester , 6849  

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Rietvallei Library , Lyell Street , Ceres  

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It is comforting and reassuring to know that in this area we have a Law clinic which appreciates the absolute importance of obtaining a qualified and experienced legal representation for parties who are saddled with legal issues.

I can attest to the fact that your clinic highly recognizes the importance of legal representation as a means of enforcing rights and interests.

I wish to express my thanks and sincere appreciation…for your willingness to be a champion of justice. Without your forthcoming response and your consideration to the matters which we had, we would be still sitting with protracted litigation and litigants saddled with high fees.

Thank you for such wonderful and immeasurable support. I do acknowledge your contribution to the justice system and it means a lot. I can’t thank you enough for what you have done for the court.
Regional Magistrate, Ms. Cnnziweni
March 2018



Update: US Law Clinic & others / National Credit Regulator & others
On 13 December 2019 the Western Cape High Court issued its landmark judgment in favor of the applicants, the effect being that all amounts (including legal fees) that accrue against the debtor during the time that they are in default, are limited to the arrears debt at the time of default. Leave to appeal the judgment has been requested by one of the respondents, Bayport. The Clinic has allocated many of its resources to the institution of the pending class action to give effect to the terms of the judgment. We are currently consulting with our legal team to consider our options in the light of the appeal.
Update: US Law Clinic / Lifestyle Legal

The hearing regarding parts A (interim relief) and B (class action certification) of the relief sought by the SU Law Clinic in its litigation against Lifestyle Direct Group International (Pty) Ltd and others has been postponed to 21-22 April 2020. 


Groundbreaking victory for the poor

In a massive victory against the continued unscrupulous exploitation of debtors, the Western Cape High Court has found in favour of the Stellenbosch University Law Clinic, Summit Financial Partners and 10 of their clients on all counts in the long awaited ‘in duplum’ judgment.


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