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The Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion (RUSSLR) studies the relationship between society, law and religion – putting it at the leading edge in Australia of what is already a major research area worldwide.
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Balancing fairness and freedom in SA’s Equal Opportunity Laws

On 30 June 2016, the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the Adelaide University Law School, released its Report, ‘“Lawful Discrimination”: Exceptions under the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA) to unlawful discrimination on the grounds of gender identity, sexual orientation and intersex status’. This Report is part of the Institute’s wider reference to […]

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Reform Needed For Courtroom Witness Oaths

Swearing to tell the truth ‘so help me God’ while holding a copy of the Bible would become a thing of the past for witnesses in South Australia’s courts if the recommendations of a new report are adopted. The South Australian Law Reform Institute based at the Adelaide University Law School, was asked by the […]

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RUSSLR 2014 Law and Religion Oration: Equality, Religion and Nihilism

Equality is the master political concept of our age. Its mastery is reflected both in academic discussions and in the stunning speed with which same-sex marriage or marriage equality has been accepted, or imposed, in the United States and elsewhere. This lecture will unravel the relationship between equality and religion. It will reflect on the […]

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RUSSLR Lecture: Law and Love in the Garden of Eden

When: Tuesday, 29 April, 2014 at 1.30pm Where: Moot Court Room, Ligertwood Building, Law School Speaker: Joshua Neoh is currently a Lecturer in Law at the Australian National University (ANU); he was previously an Associate Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School. His research reflects on questions of legal theory in and though biblical narratives. He […]

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RUSSLR Lecture: Adelaide’s John Finnis: The Origins of a Mastermind

When: Monday, 28 April 2014 at 1:00pm Where: Moot Court Room, Ligertwood Building, Adelaide Law School Speaker: Horst Klaus Lücke is Professor Emeritus of the Adelaide Law School and Honorary Professor, University of Queensland (from 2007). His recent publications include ‘Ulrich Hübbe and the Torrens System: Hübbe’s German background, his life in Australia and his […]

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Research Seminar: Tenurial revolution around the Pacific rim in the 19th Century

When: Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 12.00-1.00pm Where: Room 1.10, Ligertwood Building, The University of Adelaide Speaker: Professor Richard Boast, Victoria University of Wellington, Faculty of Law; Distinguished Visiting Research Scholar, Adelaide Law School Synopsis: In the mid-19th Century (from roughly 1840-1880) many countries and colonies around the Pacific rim, including New Zealand, Hawaii, Mexico, the […]

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Book Review: Freedom of Religion Under Bills of Rights

John Witte, Jr, reviews Paul Babie and Neville Rochow (eds), Freedom of Religion Under Bills of Rights (University of Adelaide Press, 2012)  

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Law, Faith & the Secular, A symposium on Law and Religion

Law, Faith & the Secular, A symposium on Law and Religion at Griffith University on Thursday, 28 November. View brochure.

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RUSSLR 2013 Law and Religion Oration by Dr John Strawson

Islamic Law encounters the Arab Spring – Egypt’s choice Renowned Islamic law expert, Dr John Strawson, will deliver the University of Adelaide Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion’s (RUSSLR) 2013 Law and Religion Oration. His public lecture will provide a thought-provoking insight into the highly publicised political struggle in Egypt and […]

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Austria’s Law against Defamation of Religion – Public Lecture

When: Monday, 28 October, 2013 at 12.00 noon Where: Moot Court Room, Ligertwood Building, Law School Speaker: Professor Greg Taylor Professor Greg Taylor is an honorary Professor of the University of Marburg, Germany, and an associate professor of law at Monash University. His undergraduate education was in law and German language and literature at the […]

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