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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Adelaide law school staff Professor Alexander Reilly and Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs and  Associate Professor Peter Burdon made submissions to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Their submissions can be found here: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Constitutional_Recognition_2018/ConstRecognition/Submissions Alex, Matthew and Peter have been invited to present evidence to the committee when […]

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‘Prisoner Disenfranchisement: Effects and Implications’

You are invited to a joint Public Law and Policy Research Unit (PLPRU) and Electoral Regulation Research Network (ERRN) event.   ‘Prisoner Disenfranchisement: Effects and Implications’   SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Dr Victoria Shineman Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh Paper Title: ‘What Are the Non-Electoral Effects of Felon Disenfranchisement Laws? A Field Experiment’ Estimating […]

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‘Space Force’ and the Law

Prof Melissa de Zwart, Dean of Law, argues that there are more important issues that may be lost in the controversy over President Trump’s Space Force and cautions that ‘it’s not yet clear where this move sits in light of prohibitions laid out in the Outer Space Treaty, the document that has guided the the exploration […]

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Reform to “gay panic defence” has wider legal implications

The use of provocation as an excuse in murder should have no place in SA criminal law, according to a report published by the South Australian Law Reform Institute. In the second of two reports, the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the University of Adelaide Law School, is recommending that the State […]

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The Law and Justice Internship experience

“The Law and Justice Internship was one of the most practical, enriching and fulfilling courses I have undertaken during my time at Adelaide Law School. Whilst I had a pre-existing interest in the court system and courtroom advocacy, having the opportunity to intern with Justice Hinton at the South Australian Supreme Court strengthened this, by […]

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Reform to “gay panic defence” has wider legal implications

The use of provocation as an excuse in murder should have no place in SA criminal law, according to a report published by the South Australian Law Reform Institute. In the second of two reports, the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the University of Adelaide Law School, is recommending that the State […]

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Adelaide Law Students experience of Human Rights Internship Programme in Malaysia

Over the summer break, I spent eight weeks interning at the Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) in Kuala Lumpur, in conjunction with Adelaide Law School’s Human Rights Internship Programme. MCCHR is a non-partisan and non-profit organisation aiming to bring about pro-human rights changes in Malaysia. With only five permanent staff members and […]

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2018 International Humanitarian Law Moot

  On Friday evening 1 June 2018, students from the Law School participated in the 2018 International Humanitarian Law Moot Grand Final.  The competition is supported by the Australian Red Cross and Ms Petra Ball from the SA Red Cross Division was on hand to present certificates to the winning team and the runners up […]

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