Fasken is a leading international law firm with more than 700 lawyers and nine offices on four continents. Clients rely on the firm for practical, innovative and cost-effective legal services. Fasken solves the most complex business challenges, providing exceptional value and putting clients at the centre of all that the firm does.
Respected as a leading law Firm by the international business community, Fasken is recognized in prestigious business and legal publications for our expertise. We employ top candidates looking to specialise in business law and make a positive contribution to society. We are an equal opportunity employer who rejects any form of discrimination and rewards excellence.
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We are looking for Candidate Attorneys.
Work experience details
Fasken runs two vacation programmes. As a vacation student you will be exposed to the realities of legal practice. Wherever possible, you will accompany attorneys to consultations with both clients and counsel and be given research briefs pertinent to live cases. There are also outings and some fun social activities, as well as opportunities to meet the staff of Fasken during informal functions. Numbers are limited, ensuring that each student receives sufficient guidance and allowing for a thorough assessment of each student's potential. The firm has selected many of its candidate attorneys from the groups of vacation students.
Applications must be submitted online and should include the following:
- Completed online profile
- A certified copy of matric certificate and the latest academic results
- A certified copy of identity document
- A letter of reference
We evaluate potential recipients according to the following criteria:
Degree: Only students who are enrolled in an undergraduate LLB or postgraduate LLB degree will be considered.
Year of study: Students must in their penultimate or final year of study in the year that the bursary is awarded.
Academic Performance: An average of 68% or higher in each of the years of study already completed.
Financial need is not a criteria, but may be a consideration.
Successful candidates are people who, in the opinion of the firm, have the potential to become an excellent attorney at Fasken. The candidate should be a balanced individual demonstrating the ability to work hard, leadership qualities, an interest in community issues/projects, and strong self-motivation.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Once the recipient has graduated, he/she will be required to accept articles of clerkship with the firm, if offered. Should the recipient wish to undertake articles at another firm, they will be required to refund the total bursary amount to the firm.