Collaboration develops Aboriginal law program

An agreement between TAFE SA and the University of Adelaide will give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students pathways to a law degree at university.

Office of TAFE SA Chief Executive, Elaine Bensted said the agreement will give students completing a Certificate IV in Legal Services entry into the Bachelor of Law program at the University of Adelaide from 2012 onwards.

The new study pathway known as the ‘Aboriginal Law Program’ is the collaborative efforts of TAFE SA, Justice and Policing Studies and the Aboriginal Access Centre working with the Law Society of South Australia.

The Dean of the University of Adelaide’s Law School, Professor John Williams, said: “We’re proud of our role in the tertiary education of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We have been actively working to increase the participation of Indigenous students in Law for a number of years now. We’re pleased to be able to add a new pathway to our Law degree and we look forward to welcoming new students through the Aboriginal Law program”.

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