Ralph Madlalate is a 2017-18 UCLA Law-Sonke Health and Human Rights Fellow, slated to earn his LL.M. from UCLA in 2018. He earned his LL.B. from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2014. Madlalate served as a research and teaching associate at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2015, and thereafter earned an LL.M. in human rights advocacy and litigation (cum laude) from the university in 2016. That year, he joined the Legal Resources Centre as a candidate attorney, where he worked to advance civil, political, and socio-economic rights at the domestic and regional levels.