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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Awards of Excellence – Annual Prize Ceremony

The annual Adelaide Law School Prize Ceremony was held on Thursday 27th March 2014 to recognise student excellence in the 2013 undergraduate and postgraduate programs. A number of students (current and former), parents, friends, sponsors and Adelaide Law School staff and supporters were present to celebrate the achievements of which the students and staff can […]

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Asia-Pacific Championship Moot Court Win for Adelaide Team

Recent Adelaide University graduates Mark Giddings and Tomas Macura have won the prestigious Asia Pacific International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition, held in Hong Kong on 13-15 March, beating out teams from top universities in the Asia Pacific region including those from Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Japan. The competition is sponsored by the Red Cross […]

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The Attorney and his Advisers: A Cautionary Tale

Queensland’s Solicitor-General has resigned and now taken aim at the conduct of his Attorney-General. In this post, Dr Gabrielle Appleby considers the longer-term consequences of the Attorney-General’s actions over the last few weeks. This piece was originally published in The Conversation. Queensland solicitor-general Walter Sofronoff QC resigned last week. He has now revealed his outrage […]

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Fair Crack of the Whip

Professor John Williams (Adelaide Law School) and Professor Clement MacIntyre (School of History and Politics) consider the wisdom of the ‘fairness’ provision in the South Australian electoral system. On 9 February 1991 nearly 77 percent of the South Australian electors voted in favour of an amendment to constitutionalise a ‘fairness’ provision in the electoral system. […]

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Celebrating 50 years since commencement

Law students who started at The University of Adelaide Law School in March 1964 held a reunion dinner at the impressive National Wine Centre on 7th March 2014 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their commencement. Thirty-three graduates from all over Australia attended including nine judges, a former Dean of the University of Hong Kong […]

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Fair Work Research released

A research team based at Adelaide Law School has been engaged by the Fair Work Commission to prepare a research report on the equal remuneration provisions in the Fair Work Act. Under that Act, the Commission can make orders to ensure pay equity between male and female workers. This power has already been used to […]

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