South African male sitting in front of brick wall.

Ralph Madlalate


PhD Student, Berkeley Law School; Former Resident Research Fellow, HLS Center on the Legal Profession (2018-2020)

Ralph Madlalate is currently a PhD student at Berkeley Law School’s Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program. He was previously a research fellow at the Center on the Legal Profession (CLP) at Harvard Law School. Prior to joining CLP, Ralph worked at the Legal Resources Centre, a public interest law clinic in Johannesburg South Africa. In legal practice he focused on strategic litigation around socio-economic rights, constitutional and international human rights law for vulnerable and marginalized communities in South Africa and the southern African region. Previously Ralph served as a Research and Teaching Associate in the school of law at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg where he supported the school’s academic programs and pursued his own research.

Ralph graduated with an LL.M. with a specialization in public interest law and policy from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) prior to that he earned his LL.B. from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and thereafter earned an LL.M. in human rights advocacy and litigation (cum laude) from the same university.