CDH Student vacation programmes
We offer a formal, two-week Student Vacation Programme at our Johannesburg and Cape Town offices during the summer and winter holiday periods.
- Applications for our Summer Vacation Programme (January 2017) are closed.
- Applications for our Winter Vacation Programme (July 2017) close on 1 March 2017.
Please note that we will consider all applications, regardless of whether the application is received before the closing date or not. It is in your own interest to submit your application sooner rather than later as your chances are greatly increased by submitting the application before the closing date.
Why not spend time with us and find out who we are and what we do?
Our annual vacation programme for law students is extremely popular and has gained a reputation as an exciting and rewarding experience.
We attract students from universities across the country, as part of this programme.
During the vacation programme, you will be assigned to a team of professionals (directors, associates and candidate attorneys). Your day-to-day activities may include training sessions; discussion forums; consultations, drafting of documents, court attendances and legal research. You will be given the opportunity to work in at least two different practices areas during the course of the vacation programme.
We include various training sessions and skills development initiatives as part of the vacation programmes. It therefore provides not only an opportunity to experience the law in action and to develop your skills, but also to meet students with similar interests.
The in-house training for vacation students covers the following:
- library orientation;
- legal research;
- orientation and training on how to use the electronic resources and databases (ie Juta, LexisNexis, Sabinet etc);
- drafting of legal documents;
- computer skills;
- practice management sessions and
- various specialist legal topics.
Our programme is designed to give you an intricate understanding of how our firm works, how our fee earners interact and the nature of our relationships with our clients.
Why not spend time with us during the next university holidays? Submit your application now by completing our online application form.
What did students say about our firm during our most recent vacation programme in January 2016?
Warm and welcoming
Excellent in what they do
Simply the best
I loved the fact that I could work with some of the best lawyers in the country
One reads about these cases in the newspapers and here I was looking at the file and sitting in consultations to discuss the matter!