We at the Adelaide Law School hope that all have enjoyed a lovely, relaxing break and return invigorated for the semester ahead. This semester will be the last for many of our students as they approach the end of their formal study and we look forward to guiding them in preparing for their next steps. Many of our academics took advantage of the lull in the teaching calendar to work intensively on key projects, with industry partners and with their national and international networks.
There is a great deal happening in the research space. For example, Associate Professor Alexander Reilly and Dr Joanna Howe are undertaking a major project with Horticulture Innovation Australia looking at how we regulate labour for the horticulture industry. Professor Paul Babie is working on crime prevention through environmental design in SA. Associate Professor Bernadette Richards is looking at advance care directives for the elderly and vulnerable. David Caruso is examining new legislation to protect vulnerable witnesses. I was fortunate enough to speak about lawyers as whistleblowers at a conference at New York’s Fordham University. As these, and many other, projects from the Adelaide Law School proceed there will be innovative new policy and practical outcomes for our local, national and international communities.