A Mail & Guardian Best Student Journalist Award winner, Nicole spent several weeks as an intern at the newspaper's newsroom where she made a notable impression. She has an LLB (cum laude) from Wits University and, as a Hauser Global Scholar, accomplished an LLM in International Legal Studies from New York University. She went on to teach constitutional, international and human rights law at Wits School of Law and taught at New York's Fordham School of Law, returning this year as visiting professor. She also worked for Judge Richard Gold- stone at South Africa's Constitutional Court. Nicole is currently director of the Southern Africa Litigation Centre, an organisation that works to advance human rights and the rule of law within the Southern Africa region. A published academic in her field, she is also a research associate at the Centre for Human Rights and on the board of Human Rights Professionals.
Lunch spot: Charlotte's, Braamfontein