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The LRC Work­ing Paper Series was estab­lished to encour­age peo­ple from within the organ­i­sa­tion, as well as interns, aca­d­e­mics and peo­ple work­ing in the public-interest law sec­tor, to sub­mit aca­d­e­mic papers on cur­rent legal, human rights and con­sti­tu­tional top­ics for pub­li­ca­tion. The WPS also pro­vides the oppor­tu­nity for can­di­date attor­neys and interns to hone their writ­ing and rea­son­ing skills and gives attor­neys and para­le­gals the oppor­tu­nity to dis­cuss their work at an aca­d­e­mic level. Work­ing papers pro­vide writ­ers with the oppor­tu­nity to test their ides in a pub­lic forum and to alter or expand their rea­son­ing for pos­si­ble fur­ther pub­li­ca­tion.


The final date for sub­mis­sions for the 2015 edi­tion is 30 Novem­ber 2015. Sub­mis­sions may take the form of a work­ing paper, book review or case report. Sub­mis­sions are to be e-mailed to This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The WPS is peer-reviewed by an in-house edi­to­r­ial board and work­ing papers are expected to be of a high stan­dard. Please note that only papers drafted in accor­dance with the WPS style guide will be con­sid­ered. The style guide can be found at this link: 2015 Overview and Style Guide




2013/A1 H. Stubbs, ‘Bet­ter­ment Plan­ning and Resti­tu­tion: Con­sid­er­ing the Impli­ca­tions of the Draft Resti­tu­tion Bill of 2013(2013) A1 Legal Resources Cen­tre Work­ing Paper Series

2013/A2 N. Siegel, ‘South Africa’s National Devel­op­ment Plan and African Com­mis­sion Jurispru­dence’ (2013) A2 Legal Resources Cen­tre Work­ing Paper Series

2012/A1 H. Smith & F. Caru­gati, ‘Com­mu­nity Mem­ber­ship Under Liv­ing Law and Under State Law’, (2012) A1 Legal Resources Cen­tre Work­ing Paper Series

2012/A2 G. Cronogue & K. De Young, ‘Bridg­ing the Jus­tice Gap — Bring­ing Class Action to South Africa’, (2012) A2 Legal Resources Cen­tre Work­ing Paper Series

2012/A3 J. Chedrawe, ‘Cri­sis of the Com­mode — Recog­nis­ing a Con­sti­tu­tional Right to San­i­ta­tion in South Africa’ (2012) A3 Legal Resources Cen­tre Work­ing Paper Series

2012/A4 A. Bul­man, ‘The Death of Cap­i­tal Pun­ish­ment? Ex Parte Min­is­ter of Home Affairs and Four oth­ers v Tsebe & Phale — A Case Analy­sis’ (2012) A4 Legal Resources Cen­tre Work­ing Paper Series


Book Reviews


2013/B1 M. Power, ‘Book Review: Home of the Brave: A review of Sanc­tu­ary: How an Inner-City Church Spilled onto a Side­walk by Christa Kuljian’, (2013) B1 Legal Resources Cen­tre Work­ing Paper Series

2013/B2 M Molokomme, ‘Book Review: The Inside Story: A Review of Land­mark Vic­tory for Jus­tice: Biowatch’s Bat­tle with the South African State and Mon­santo’, (2013) B2 Legal Resources Cen­tre Work­ing Paper Series 

2012/B1 M. Power, ‘Book Review: Is a Poor Soci­ety an Unjust Soci­ety? A Review of Law and Poverty: Per­spec­tives from South Africa and Beyond’, (2012) B1 Legal Resources Cen­tre Work­ing Paper Series








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