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Alumni and Giving

With one of the most extensive financial assistance programs in the University, the Adelaide Law School has a rich tradition of philanthropy and giving.

Funded predominantly by alumni and corporate sponsors, our scholarships and prizes play an important role in encouraging excellence and supporting the next generation of leaders, and ensuring all students have access to a high quality education in law.

Bonython Hall alumni

The John Bray law alumni network 

The John Bray law alumni network named in honour of the late Dr John Bray, has a rich tradition and continues to build strong bonds between the profession, the school and the community. John Bray law alumni network was also established with the aim of recognising the achievements of a financially disadvantaged student and the Adelaide Law School.

Other activities include the John Bray Oration, publications, and events.

John Bray alumni network committee

Name Position
Katrina Bochner President
Martin Hinton Patron
James Litt Secretary
Sarah Brown Committee member
Alison Jones Committee member
Alexandra Lontos Committee member
Henry Materne-Smith Committee member
Peter McCusker Committee member
Matthew Murphy Committee member
Rachel Rodda Committee member


John Bray oration

Originally proposed by John Perry, the second President of the John Bray law alumni network. John was a great admirer of John Bray’s learning and saw the oration as not just a tribute to Bray’s name and memory but as enabling the profession to provide an annual lecture to the University and community which would make a high level intellectual contribution from the alumni and the profession to the Law School, the University and the SA community.

 Previous orations:

  1. 23/8/93 Justice Elizabeth Evatt "Gender Issues and Law", Law School Lecture Theatre
  2. 22/11/93 Dame Roma Mitchell "Reminiscences of a 1930s Law Student and Practitioner"- Magarey Room, Law Society
  3. 22/8/94 Sir Daryl Dawson "Do Judges Make Law? Too Much? - Elder Hall
  4. 1/9/97 Justice Michael Kirby-- "Appointment to the High Court-what is it really like? - Elder Hall
  5. 17/7/98 Mr Michael Davis "Lawyer Lost in Space"
  6. 13/8/99 Justice Gummow "Australian Equity" Elder Hall
  7. 20/10/00 Justice Callinan "Legal and Other Literature" Urbrae House
  8. 28/11/02 Senator Robert Hill, Minister for Defence "Terrorism and International Law"
  9. 29/10/04   Mr Tim Costello "Civil Liberties and Compassion in an age of Terrorism" Union Hall
  10. 6/9/07 Professor Barry Jones "Censorship and Security Threats to a Free Society in an Age of Terror" Union Hall
  11. 11/3/09 Justice Richard Goldstone "Revenge or Forgiveness: Truth and Reconciliation in the aftermath of Human Rights Violations" - elder Hall
  12. 13/9/10 Mr Graham Leung- "The Rule of Law under Siege-Some Perspectives from the Third World"
  13. 19/10/11 Mr David Irvine "Freedom v Privacy-Getting the Balance Right"- elder hall
  14. 1/09/2012 The Hon John Doyle AC QC “CHOOSING OUR JUDGES’ - Mortlock Chamber
  15. 14/10/2013 Chief Justice Robert French AC, “South Australia and the Australian Constitution”, Elder Hall
  16. 24/09/2014 The Honourable Margaret White AO, “Pro Bono: Good for the Profession,
  17. Good for the Country, Elder Hall
  18. 10/05/2017 Mr Len Murray - Scottish Pleader (Retired), “Law Reform: The Scottish perspective”, Elder Hall

Give back to the Adelaide Law School

By contributing to one of the Law School alumni funds, you will be supporting the next generation of leaders in accessing an Adelaide Law School education.

Dean of Law's Fund

The Dean of Laws Fund has been established with the support of alumni and corporate partners to assist students who would otherwise be unable to study with the Adelaide Law School due to financial need. By supporting this scholarship you will help to make an education at the Adelaide Law School a reality for disadvantaged students, as well as contributing to a diverse student body reflecting the society which the law serves.

Images of justice competition 

Images of justice is one of the many annual competitions hosted by the Adelaide Law School that is reliant on the support of corporate and alumni sponsorship. Aimed at raising awareness for pressing legal and human rights issues facing the world of today, this competition challenges entrants to capture the essence of justice through the lens of their camera.

The John Bray alumni network scholarship

The John Bray law alumni network named in honour of the late Dr John Bray, and has a rich tradition of building strong bonds between the legal profession, the School and the community. The John Bray law alumni network was also established in 2014 with the aim of recognising the achievements of a financially disadvantaged student and the Adelaide Law School.

John Bray Alumni Network Scholarship


We also welcome support for the Adelaide Law School through by non-financial means. We have opportunities for alumni and legal professionals interested in mentoring, judging moots & competitions, guest speaking, student prizes, clerkships, work experience, and free legal clinics.

Explore other ways to contribute to the Adelaide Law School