n Without Prejudice - "So you want to be a lawyer? How do you start?" : student feature

Volume 15, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



I applied for articles in 1983, to start in January 1984. It was a different world then. There was no internet and no law firm websites, and as a group of fairly uninformed Wits Law School students, we relied on very anecdotal and no doubt incorrect information about the opportunities available to us, as well as using the Hortors directory of law firms to identif your prospective employers and find their contact details. No law firm was running any vacation programmes, nor did there seem to be any visible recruitment efforts on campus.

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