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George Duncan Memorial

On Tuesday 10 May the Student Representative Council and Pride Club of the University of Adelaide organised a memorial in honour of Dr George Duncan. Dr Duncan, a law lecturer at the University of Adelaide, was killed in 1972 after a homophobic attack by parties who remain unidentified. Dr Duncan’s death is a vital part […]

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Farewell and Congratulations to Professor John Williams, 29th Dean of the Adelaide Law School.

On 24 February 2016, members of the Adelaide Law School community gathered to farewell Professor John Williams, Dean of the Adelaide Law School from 2011 until 2016, who leaves to take up the Pro Vice-Chancellorship (Research Operations) of the University of Adelaide.  John leaves behind a truly colossal legacy as a scholar, a colleague, and […]

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Dean of Law’s Fund Reaches a Milestone!

When the Dean of the Adelaide Law School, Professor John Williams first conceived the idea of creating a fund to assist financially strained undergraduate law students in 2012, he was unsure of the prospects of making it a reality. After three years of promotion, cultivation and solicitation he has successfully reached the target of $100,000, […]

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Professor John Williams appointment as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Operations)

The Adelaide Law School is delighted to congratulate John on his appointment as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Operations). John has served as our Dean since 2011, including being available for advice and guidance during his SSP in 2014.  Throughout his time as Dean he has worked tirelessly to lead and manage our School.  He has done […]

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RUMLAE Representation at ANZAC Legal History Symposium in NSW

On 10-11 November 2015, Professor John Williams (a Member of the Board of Advisors of RUMLAE), Associate Prof Dale Stephens (Director RUMLAE) and Ms Kellie Toole (Management Board RUMLAE) attended an ANZAC Legal History Symposium titled ‘Law, War and Memory: The Nation, the Profession and Defence’ at the University of New England in Armidale NSW. […]

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The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG unveils portrait of Dr Duncan

The tragic death of Dr Duncan in May 1972 was a catalyst for gay law reform in Australia.  The newly appointed lecturer to the Adelaide Law School drowned in the Torrens after being a victim of a homophobia attack. On 11 September the Adelaide Law School celebrated the 40th anniversary of law reform in South […]

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Adelaide Law School Reception held in Canberra

Over 30 alumni and friends joined Professor John Williams and The Honorable Margaret Nyland AM (LLB 1964) on Tuesday 6th May School at a Reception in Canberra. While Professor Williams completes his Harold White Fellowship at the National Library of Australia it was fitting that he host a School reception to meet and inform of […]

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Grant Success – ARC Discovery Project Commencing in 2014

In the last Commonwealth ARC grant rounds, Professor John Williams and Dr Gabrielle Appleby from the Adelaide Law School, together with their colleague from the Australian National University, Associate Professor James Stellios, were awarded funding to undertake research into the effect of High Court decisions protecting judicial independence and integrity on the federal system. Below […]

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Adelaide Law School Representatives to Visit Canada

Professor John Williams, Dean of the Adelaide Law School, and Associate Professor Paul Babie, Associate Dean of Law (Research), will visit Canada from 11-21 March, and will be at the following university campuses: March 11th – McGill University in the Leacock Building Lobby from 10am-2pm March 12th – University of Guelph in the Student Centre […]

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International Students Dinner celebration for 2012

On Wednesday the 24th October 2012 the Dean of the Law School, Professor John Williams, hosted a farewell dinner for our International Students. In 2012 there were 142 international students enrolled in the Law Degree. The Law School was pleased that nearly 70 international students from 11 different countries were able to attend the dinner […]

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