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Welcome to the Centre for Applied Legal Studies


The Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) is a civil society organisation based at the Wits School of Law, as well as a law clinic registered with the Legal Practice Council. CALS works to connect the worlds of both academia and social justice. Our vision is a socially, economically and politically just society where repositories of power, including the state and the private sector, uphold human rights. We practice across five intersecting programme areas: Basic Services, Business and Human Rights, Environmental Justice, Gender and the Rule of Law.