Background of the UFS Law Clinic


The University of the Free State's Law Clinic falls under the Faculty of Law, Office of Dean. The UFS Law Clinic was established in the late 1980s on the initiative of staff members and senior Law students in the Faculty of Law.

Initially, it was conducted solely as an advice office, where senior Law students would advise economically impoverished members of the local community on various legal problems.

For a number of years, the UFS Law Clinic, in co-operation with the Legal Aid Board of South Africa, operated from the same offices as the Bloemfontein Justice Centre. In 2007, this co-operation was terminated and since 1 March 2007 the clinic is conducted independently as a faculty centre on the Bloemfontein Campus of the University of the Free State.

Return to the UFS main campus allowed the UFS Law Clinic to merge pro bono litigation with student training and the office is the facilitator and coordinator of the Annual Kovsie Moot Court Competition.

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T: +27 51 401 2451
F: + 27 51 401 3043

E: law@ufs.ac.za

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