Nikita Stander joined the Law Clinic as a student consultant in the Law Faculty’s Practical Legal Training course during the final year of her LLB studies in 2008. She started with her articles at the Law Clinic in January 2009, when she obtained her LLB degree. After ceding her articles to Legal Aid, South Africa during October 2009, she completed her articles there in December 2010, whereafter she was admitted as an attorney of the High Court in February 2011. She was appointed as practising legal practitioner at the Law Clinic in February 2011, and qualified as attorney with right of appearance in the High Court thereafter. Nikita assists clients with opposing eviction applications and with related security of tenure disputes. She also assists final year law students at the Law Clinic with advice, and mentors the candidate legal practitioners who are employed in her department.
Nikita obtained her LLM (by research) degree in April 2022.