140th Anniversary

In 2023 the Adelaide Law School will celebrate 140 years of legal education. We invite past and present students, the professional community and other supporters of the Law School to be part of this significant achievement.

Tailored events include a seminar series, distinguished speakers, a new history of the Adelaide Law School for the 140th anniversary written by one of Australia's leading legal historians, Dr John Waugh, a special edition of the Adelaide Law Review, and culminating in a gala dinner at the end of the year. 


The Law School has a rich history dating back to 1883. Discover more about this in the University of Adelaide digital special collections including information about staff, alumni, locations of the Law School, historical photographs and documents. 


  • The Adelaide Law School warmly welcomes you to attend the James Crawford Oration 2023: Mapping International Criminal Law in Light of Russia’s Aggression in Ukraine. Join speaker Ambassador Beth Van Schaack and commentator Professor Dale Stephens CSM FAAL for a stimulating presentation of global importance. The Oration will be held on 5 October in The Braggs Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide, at 5:00 pm. Registrations can be made here.

Gala dinner

We are hosting a celebratory Gala Dinner at the National Wine Centre on Thursday 5 Ocober, 2023. Registrations for the dinner can be made here.


The alumni of the Adelaide Law School have made wide-ranging and significant professional and personal contributions locally, nationally and internationally.  

Read some of the alumni profiles in the University of Adelaide digital collection

If you are an Adelaide Law School alumnus or know of an Adelaide Law School alumnus who could potentially be profiled, please email: anita.gayen@adelaide.edu.au