UKZN Law Students visit High Court
Female students from the School of Law who visited the High Court in Pietermaritzburg recently described it as an eye-opening and very enjoyable experience.
The visit was organised by High Court researcher, Ms Helga Schultz in celebration of Women’s month and Take a Girl Child to Work campaign where the students met with female judges and other female professionals within the field of Law.
‘It is unusual for any person to meet the judges on a personal level, especially of the High Court. Being among their role models must have surely inspired the young students to work hard and reach their goals’, said School of Law academic, Professor Anne Strode.
The students said they were very grateful for the experience as they had the opportunity to meet amazing women in the field of Law who are doing an amazing job. They also had the opportunity to learn and discover new careers in the field they did not know about and are now more determined to succeed in their studies and follow these exciting career paths.
‘We sat in on a civil matter presided over by Judge Masipa whom we later had the opportunity to have an interesting chat to in her chambers. We also met the second in command in the National Prosecuting Authorities Department which was more interesting because it is a different position from the Attorney and Advocate that most Law students want to follow’ said fourth-year student, Ms Elaine Langa.
Another fourth-year student Ms Nomonde Mbanjwa said that the visit opened her eyes to the various opportunities available to Law students.
‘The encouraging aspect about the visit was that everyone we interacted with were women, illustrating vividly that there are a lot of opportunities for females in the Law profession’, she said.
Words by: Reatlehile Moeti