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The Adelaide Law School is part of an active and vibrant community, and has strong links with our alumni, the profession, government, media and industry. Our Advisory Board connects the Law School with eminent members of the profession.

Legal Autonomous Weapons and the Plight of the Noncombatant

On Friday 10 November, the Adelaide Law School hosted Professor Ronald Arkin from the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA for a presentation titled ‘Legal Autonomous Weapons and the Plight of the Noncombatant’. Professor Arkin is a world-renowned roboticist and robo-ethicist working across multiple projects including robot-human interaction, robot ethics, and learning in autonomous systems. Co-sponsored […]

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Law Foundation grant supports Adelaide Law School students gain hands-on experience in native title

In 2005 an extensive report into the professional development needs of lawyers working with native title representative bodies (NTRBs) identified that lawyers representing Indigenous peoples in this vital area were under-resourced, underfunded, had limited access to professional development or career progression opportunities, and that recruitment into the field of native title was difficult. Recruitment was […]

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Adelaide Law School Academics elected to the Australian Academy of Law (AAL)

Congratulations to Professor Melissa de Zwart, Dean of Law, and Professor Paul Babie, for their election to the Australian Academy of Law (AAL).  The AAL comprises individuals of exceptional distinction in the discipline of law who are committed to its advancement and to justice according to law in Australia.  Professors de Zwart and Babie join […]

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Recognition for the Next Steps Career Readiness Program

The Law School’s Next Steps Career Readiness Program has been awarded a prestigious University of Adelaide Beacon Commendation for the Enhancement and Innovation of Student Learning. The Next Steps Program gives Adelaide Law School students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how to prepare for a career in the law, and to build […]

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Associate Professor Peter Burdon taught legal theory at Université de Montréal during 2017

Between August-November this year Associate Professor Peter Burdon was invited to teach legal theory as part of the Université de Montréal’s doctoral option in Innovation, science, technology and law. The objective of the option is to enable students to acquire specialized knowledge and expertise regarding the role of law in the promotion, governance, and regulation […]

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CPD Seminar: 2016-17 Review into the Mining Act 1971 (SA)

Last September, the SA Government announced the Leading Practice Mining Acts Review of the Mines and Works Inspection Act 1920 (SA), the Mining Act 1971 (SA) and the Opal Mining Act 1995 (SA). The Review aims to modernise South Australia”s mining legislation and ensure the State is a leader in best-practice regulation of the mining […]

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Adelaide Law School Participation in MILAMOS III – US Air Force Academy

From 9 – 13 October 2017, representatives from Adelaide Law school participated in the MILAMOS III workshop held at the US Air Force Academy located in Colorado Springs, Colorado USA.  The team comprised Professors Melissa de Zwart and Dale Stephens, Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs and PhD candidate Ms Stacey Henderson.  In addition, undergraduate law students […]

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Sports Law Seminar

Are you involved in a sporting association in a paid or voluntary role? Have you ever wondered how the law interacts with you and your association? Designed for sporting associations and their members (both employees and volunteers) this seminar will address the manners in which various aspects of the law impact upon them and address […]

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Seminar – Lethal Autonomous Robots and the Plight of the Noncombatant

The Research Units for Military Law and Ethics (RUMLAE) and for the Study of Society, Ethics and the Law (RUSSEL) present Abstract: Ongoing meetings of the United Nations in Geneva regarding the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons consider the many issues surrounding the use of lethal autonomous weapons systems from a variety of legal, ethical, […]

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Launch of Ecological Law and Governance Association

On 17-18 October Associate Professor Peter Burdon helped launch the Ecological Law and Governance Association (ELGA) at McGill Law School, Montreal. European members of ELGA conducted a simultaneous launch in Siena, Italy. ELGA emerged out of the 2016 Oslo Manifesto for Ecological Law and Governance. Per the Manifesto, “the ecological approach to law is based […]

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