Jade graduated 3rd (out of 306 students) with an LLB degree from the University of the Witwatersrand where she was awarded numerous academic prizes. Growing up in a post-apartheid South Africa instilled in her the commitment to pursue justice, freedom and equality for all.
Jade completed her articles of clerkship in the banking and finance department of ENS Inc., the largest law firm in Africa. Upon admission as an attorney, she chose to leave corporate practice and volunteer at various non-profit organisations, gaining experience in entrepreneurship, female empowerment and skills development. During this time, she also qualified as a notary public and mediator.
In 2017, Jade was chosen to serve as a law clerk for Chief Justice Mogoeng at the Constitutional Court, the highest court in South Africa. She then worked as a legal researcher at the Helen Suzman Foundation – promoting and honouring the rule of law. Jade also assisted at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law in London.
She recently completed her BCL, with merit, as a Weidenfeld Hoffmann Trust and Chevening Scholarship recipient, at the University of Oxford.
Jade regularly publishes articles for the Oxford Human Rights Hub and other law journals. She still actively volunteers in various empowerment projects around the globe.