Law Bursaries Closing in May

Law Bursaries Closing in May 2023: Are you looking for Law Bursaries Closing in May 2023? In this article, I will provide you with details on the various available Law Bursaries Closing in May 2023, how to submit your application online and other related information.

Applications are currently open for Law Bursaries Closing in May 2023.

List of Law Bursaries Closing in May 2023

If you wish to study Law, here are some Law Bursaries Closing in May 2023 South Africa you should look at applying for:

  1. Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Bursary (closing date: May 13, 2023)
  2. this page will be updated frequently

Law bursaries for 2023

Lawyers and Advocates are an essential part of society, they provide professional legal advice and represent their clients in civil and criminal litigation in the courtroom. Some lawyers even speak for the “voiceless”, with many lawyers doing pro bono cases to help people who cannot afford legal fees. Although Law requires a lot of dedication and commitment (both while you are studying and while on the job), there is no doubt that it is a very competitive, yet exciting and rewarding career choice.

Studying within the law faculty can lead the way to many different careers within the law profession – you may choose to become an attorney or advocate, or perhaps a jurist or a paralegal.

Difference between a Lawyer and an Advocate

Attorneys are professionals working at law firms – their responsibilities include meeting with clients, writing up contracts
When someone is seeking legal advice or assistance, they will see an attorney who has extensive knowledge of legal issues

Advocates are professionals who go to court, wearing a robe and arguing a case in front of a judge. They are usually members of a “bar council”, and require a high level of judgment and be able to represent their clients case. They are also able to provide legal opinions and assist with drafting legal documents within their specialization.

How do I become a Lawyer in South Africa?

Being fluent in English (that means proficiency in writing, reading and speaking of the language) is a key component to studying Law, after all it is a very academic intensive course with lots of reading and interpreting of cases and technical legal books.

Before you can start practicing Law, you will need to have completed either of the following qualifications:

  • a 4 year LLB degree
  • or a 3 year BCom or BA Law degree and then a further 2 year LLB degree.

Should you choose to study a BCom degree before your LLB, you will benefit by having a knowledge base about accounting, business and a general understanding of business and economics.

How much do Lawyers earn in South Africa?

A junior lawyer/ attorney will earn an average of R180 000 per annum, while a more experienced lawyer/ attorney can expect to earn an average of R220 000 per annum. Lawyers with experience in litigation, complex litigation case management, contract negotiation and legal compliance generally earn higher salaries than their colleagues who lack these skills.

List of Law bursaries in South Africa 2023

If you wish to study Law, here are some Law bursaries in South Africa you should look at applying for:

  • Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Bursary
  • African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) Bursary
  • Baker Hughes Bursary
  • Bheki Mlangeni Memorial Scholarship
  • Black Management Forum (BMF) Bursary
  • Bowmans Bursary
  • Brand South Africa Bursary
  • Bridgestone Bursary
  • Bushbuckridge Local Municipality Bursary
  • Calvin and Family Group (CFG) Bursary
  • Canon Collins Trust and University of London Scholarships for Distance Learning
  • Canon Collins Trust Joel Joffe Scholarship
  • Canon Collins Trust Leigh Day Scholarship
  • Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship
  • Cape Agulhas Municipality Bursary
  • Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayoral Bursary
  • City of Cape Town Bursary
  • City of Johannesburg Bursary
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Bursary
  • Clover Pinnacle Bursary
  • Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) Bursary
  • Dept of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (EC) Bursary
  • Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi South32 Bursary
  • Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality Bursary
  • EP Bradlow Bursary at Stellenbosch University
  • Fasken Martineau/ Bell Dewar Bursary
  • Gallagher Foundation Scholarship
  • Gama Attorneys Bursary
  • Gauteng Dept of Roads and Transport Bursary
  • Golden Arrow Bus Services (GABS) Bursary
  • Hessequa Local Municipality Bursary
  • HKA Bursary
  • Hollywood Foundation Bursary
  • Imperial Stellenbosch University Bursary
  • Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Bursary
  • Investec Bursary
  • INSETA Bursary
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park Bursary
  • Joe Morolong Assmang Bursary
  • Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme
  • KAS-SAIIA-Scholarship
  • KwaDukuza Municipality Bursary
  • Land Bank Bursary
  • Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund (LPFF) Bursary
  • LegalWise Bursary
  • Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET) Bursary
  • Mastercard Foundation Scholarship
  • Megchem Bursary
  • Mercedes-Benz Bursary
  • Motsepe Foundation Bursary
  • Mpumalanga Attorneys Council Bursary
  • Mpumalanga Provincial Government Bursary
  • NESP Scholarship
  • North West Provincial Government Bursaries
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Bursary
  • NUMSA Bursary
  • Oasis Bursary
  • Palabora Mining Company Bursary
  • Pretune SIM Card Bursary
  • Prince Albert Municipality Bursary
  • Public Investment Corporation (PIC) Bursary
  • Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS)
  • Rio Tinto/ Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) Bursary
  • Road Traffic Infringement Agency Bursary
  • Santam Bursary
  • SASSETA Bursary
  • SIOC Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) Bursary
  • South African Journal on Human Rights (SAJHR) Bursary
  • South African Reserve Bank Bursary
  • Talksure Bursary
  • TCTA (Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority) Bursary
  • The Paul Mthimunye Bursary Fund
  • Tim Mills Memorial Bursary
  • TOTAL Bursary
  • Toyota Tsusho Africa Bursary
  • Transnet Bursary
  • Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) Bursary
  • UWC/ INSETA Bursary
  • Webber Wentzel Scholarship

Where can I study Law in South Africa?

The following institutions in South Africa have a faculty of law for Law degree qualifications:

  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of the Witwatersrand
  • Rhodes University
  • University of South Africa
  • University of Venda
  • University of Fort Hare
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of the Western Cape
  • University of Stellenbosch
  • University of Limpopo
  • University of the Free State
  • University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • University of Zululand
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • North-West University
  • Varsity College
  • Monash South Africa