140th Anniversary

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

Tailored events included 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 culminated 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. 


  • On 5th October, 2023, the Adelaide Law School held the James Crawford Oration 2023: Mapping International Criminal Law in Light of Russia’s Aggression in Ukraine. Guest speaker was Ambassador Beth Van Schaack. A high quality recording of the event is here.

Gala dinner

We hosted a celebratory Gala Dinner at the National Wine Centre on Thursday 5 October, 2023.


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