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Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Commissioner speaks to Law Reform class

The Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Commissioner (and Adelaide University Law Alumni), Alastair McEwin returned to the Adelaide Law School on 12-13 September, some 25 years after graduation, to speak at a topical public event with Professor Melissa De Zwart, ‘Back to the Future: Technology and People with Disability‘ and to speak to the Law School’s Law Reform […]

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The History of Adelaide Law School

Pioneering the teaching of law The University of Adelaide is one of a small group of institutions which pioneered the teaching of law in the English tradition as a university discipline in the nineteenth century. When legal studies began on the North Terrace campus in April 1883 there was only one other fully fledged Law […]

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Book Launch – Neoliberalism and the Biblical Voice: Owning and Consuming

On 18 March, Professor Melissa De Zwart, Dean of the Adelaide Law School, and Associate Professor Stephen Downs, ACU Faculty of Theology, launched Paul Babie and Michael Trainor, Neoliberalism and the Biblical Voice: Owning and Consuming (Routledge, 2018).  Paul Babie is Professor of Law, Adelaide Law School, and Michael Trainor is Senior Lecturer, ACU Faculty […]

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Entrepreneur and Venture Advice Clinic Launches

The Adelaide Law School was proud to launch its fourth free legal advice service today, the Entrepreneur and Venture Advice Clinic.  The clinic is housed within ThincLab, the University’s venture accelerator, and offers free, confidential advice to individuals, new start ups and small to medium enterprises (SMEs). EVAC is staffed by fourth and final year […]

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Effective and Co-Operative Law reform in Smaller Jurisdictions: SA Law Reform Visit to Tasmania

The challenges and opportunities of undertaking an effective modern law reform reference common to smaller jurisdictions such as South Australia and Tasmania was the theme of a recent productive visit to the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute by Professor John Williams and Dr David Plater, the Director and Deputy Director of […]

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Dean presents on the Future of Legal Education at AALS

Professor Melissa de Zwart, Dean of Law, presented as part of a special session on the impact of technology on the future of legal education at the 122nd Annual Meeting of American Association of Law Schools (AALS), held in San Diego  3- 6 January. A group of Australian legal educators were invited by AALS Section […]

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Dr Manuel Solis designated as Philippine Delegation adviser to the 23rd Conference of the Parties, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Bonn, Germany

Dr Manuel Solis, a Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School, was designated as a non-government legal and policy adviser to the Philippines Delegation, and granted a party or negotiator rather than observer status in the 23rd Conference of the Parties, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP 23) held in Bonn, Germany, 6 – […]

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The Hon Tom Gray

The Adelaide Law School acknowledged the long service and dedication of The Hon Tom Gray on the Adelaide Law School Advisory Board, at a reception held on Tuesday 12 December.  The Hon Tom Gray will continue his involvement with the Adelaide Law School by supporting our students.

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Inheritance law reform balances family need vs greed

A report into South Australia’s family inheritance laws recommends changes that would help give greater emphasis to the wishes of a will-maker, and prevent greedy family members from making undeserving claims against their relative’s estate. The report, prepared by the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute based at the University of Adelaide, seeks to distinguish […]

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2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards

On Friday 24 November The Hon Margaret Nyland and Ms Moya Dodd were recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award and Ms Annabel Crabb received the James McWha Award.  The Adelaide Law School congratulates each recipient on their success. Further information can be found here

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