Department of Law Unveils Opportunities During the Law Career Day

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Department of Law Unveils Opportunities During the Law Career Day

Department of Law Unveils Opportunities During the Law Career Day

The University of Zululand (UNIZULU) Law Department recently hosted a successful Career Day at King Bhekuzulu Hall, bringing together students, legal professionals, and representatives from various legal organisations. The event aimed to provide students with insights into the legal profession, career opportunities, and practical advice for their future careers.

In her warm welcome, Professor Tholaine Matadi, the head of the Law Department, urged the law students to utilise the opportunity to build important relationships and have productive conversations.

“In the realm of law, knowledge is power, let us empower our law students through wisdom and inspire them through unwavering dedication. Together we pave the way for a future where justice and excellence prevail,” mentioned Prof Matadi.

The Career Day was graced by the presence of esteemed guests and representatives from leading legal organisations, including Legal Practice Council; Legal Aid; Department of Justice and Constitutional Development; Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys; TKN Attorneys; Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference – Institute for Advocacy and Legal Training (SAC I AWJ); and Black Lawyers Association.

These companies highlighted the strong connections between UNIZULU’s Law Department and the legal community, providing students with valuable networking opportunities. The Career Day featured a range of interactive sessions designed to engage students and equip them with practical knowledge. Workshops on resume writing, interview skills, and legal ethics were offered to help students prepare for the competitive job market.

Thembelani Makhanya, Chair of the Black Lawyers Association UNIZULU, expressed gratitude to the legal organisations that participated in this event. He also encouraged students to represent UNIZULU effectively in the business sector and maintain UNIZULU’s reputation for generating high-quality attorneys. “To the aspiring law students embarking on this noble journey, let your passion for justice be your guiding light. Embrace the challenges ahead as opportunities to forge a brighter, more equitable world. Your pursuit is not just a career, but a calling to uphold the scales of justice, ensuring that the principles of fairness and righteousness endure for generations to come,” Makhanya said.

Students also had the chance to engage with legal professionals in one-on-one discussions, seeking advice on career paths, specialisation areas, and the latest developments in the legal field. Representatives from various legal organisations presented on the diverse career opportunities available to law graduates. Students learned about roles in litigation, corporate law, human rights law, and public interest law, among others.

The event fostered connections between students and potential employers and equipped them with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the competitive job market. The strong partnerships forged with legal organisations underscore UNIZULU’s commitment to preparing students for successful careers in the legal field, and to contributing to the development of a skilled and diverse legal workforce. 

  • Nomvelo Xulu

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