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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Save the Date – 2014 Chief Justice’s Shield Quiz Night

Join friends and colleagues for a fun and entertaining night at the annual Chief Justice’s Shield Quiz Night scheduled for Saturday, 12th July in Bonython Hall. The success of last year’s Quiz Night saw us reach our target of $5,000 and set up the initial John Bray Law Alumni Network Scholarship to support a financially […]

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Law School academics receive teaching award

Congratulations to Adelaide Law School academics Associate Professor Anne Hewitt and Dr Matthew Stubbs who were recently awarded the Faculty of the Professions Executive Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 2014. The prize relates to an innovative project which Matthew and Anne have been working on to ensure all law students have access to flexible […]

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The Honourable Margaret White AO presented with an Honorary Doctorate

University of Adelaide alumnus The Honourable Margaret White AO was this week presented with an Honorary Doctorate during the Adelaide Law School Graduation Ceremony. The Honourable White AO was admitted to the degree of Doctor of Law (honoris causa) for her work as a leading member of the legal profession. The University of Adelaide is […]

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Chief Justice and Dr Melissa de Zwart featured in The Advertiser: Gender inequality in the legal profession

Chief Justice Chris Kourakis and University of Adelaide Dean of Law Melissa de Zwart were featured on the front page of Saturday’s Advertiser, stating that more must be done to actively address gender imbalance in the legal profession. Chief Justice Chris Kourakis stated that change was ‘painstakingly slow’ and affirmative action may be necessary in […]

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Adelaide law students featured in The Advertiser: ‘Hurdles make them fly higher’

Saturday’s Advertiser (12 April, 2014) featured Priya Pavri, president of the Adelaide University Law Students Society (AULSS), alongside fellow students Meg Lowe and Soraya Pradhanat. The female law students said that inequality makes them more determined to succeed, and that they are optimistic that gender imbalance in the legal profession is levelling out. To read […]

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2014 AULSS Careers Fair

The Adelaide University Law Students’ Society (AULSS) held a very successful Careers Fair on Tuesday 1 April, with over 600 law students walking through the doors of Bonython Hall. The AULSS Careers Fair is the perfect opportunity for students to start the networking process with law firms prior to the opening of clerkship applications. This […]

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Dean of Law’s Fund heading towards target

Thank you again to those that have supported this initiative. The Fund has now reached over $35,000. Ultimately our target is to raise $100,000 and in perpetuity draw a sum of $5,000 per annum to distribute. Please note this is not a scholarship, but a fund to assist those students who may be in crisis […]

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New Scholarships in 2014. What about 2015?

We are pleased to announce three new Student Scholarships for 2014. We welcome new supporters Duncan Basheer Hannon and the John Bray Law Alumni Network whilst Johnson Winter & Slattery have extended their support of the program for a further four years. We thank you and our existing Scholarship providers for your support as scholarships […]

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Law School Alumni MP Tarzia Tackling Youth Unemployment

The new Hartley MP, Adelaide Law School graduate Vincent Tarzia (LLB 2009), has vowed to confront unemployment issues in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs, highlighting the issue by stating that ‘one-in-10 youths in the eastern suburbs are unemployed’ in the Eastern Courier. The University of Adelaide would like to congratulate Vincent on his appointment to MP, and […]

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Michael Norris Wins Prestigious Prime Minister China Award

Recent law graduate Michael Norris was recently awarded the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Undergraduate Award, an elite scholarship awarded valued at AUD$53,000. The scholarship is intended for Australia’s ‘best and brightest’ students to develop long-standing linkages with Asia in the 21st century. The Award is highly competitive and receives hundreds of applications from all universities […]

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