English: University law clinics, within the structures that are identified, must satisfy two main
objectives, namely teaching of students and service to clients. The students’ and clients’
needs must be balanced in order to overcome the gap between their respective needs.
The outcomes of research into these sometimes conflicting needs are reflected upon.
Students’ preparedness for practice, in view of the SAQA exit-level requirements for LLB
is discussed. Teaching models are reviewed and curriculum planning methods are
suggested. Accommodating the gap between the different needs can best be addressed
by teaching in the live client model. Solutions in overcoming the shortcomings of this model