Adila Hassim is the Director of Litigation at SECTION27.She is a member of the Johannesburg Bar and was admitted as an advocate of the High Court of South Africa in 2003. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Corruption Watch and has been an acting judge in the High Court.  She has edited Health & Democracy: A Guide to Human Rights and Health Law and Policy in Post-apartheid South Africa, with Mark Heywood and Jonathan Berger. Adila has published in law journals, health journals and newspapers. She is a member of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers and an honorary member of the TAC.

Adila earned a BA and LLB from the University of Natal, her LLM from the St Louis University School of Law in the United States and she was awarded a JSD cum laude from the University of Notre Dame Law School. She has clerked for two Constitutional Court judges: Justice Pius Langa and Justice Edwin Cameron.