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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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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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