Graduates from the Adelaide Law School are well known for their strong legal skills and knowledge. Many of our alumni enjoy highly successful and distinguished careers within the profession and the judiciary, both in South Australia and beyond.
Throughout our degree programs there is a focus on:
- Developing an ability to analyse critically legal principle, and apply these principles in context.;
- Developing high levels of competency with problem-based practice in the application of the law;
- Applying excellent inter-personal and communication skills in both written and oral communication independently and as a member of a team; and,
- Ensuring a strong understanding of the ethical dimensions of the role of lawyers, and the functioning of law and legal systems.
Our graduates have a wealth of opportunities to learn about a wide variety of subject areas from leaders in their fields. They attain practical experience through our internship programs, clinical legal education, high level mooting competitions, and international study tours. Our graduates gain insight into the real world of practice and build skills to make a difference in practice, policy and other professional settings.
Shaping our graduates and your future employees
We welcome the profession's contribution to our curriculum development and student experience. You can help to shape the attributes of your future employees by participating in some of the programs we have including:
- guest speaking
- judging moots and other competitions
Law Students' Society
The Adelaide University Law Students' Society (AULSS) offers many opportunities to directly engage with law students, including the annual Legal Careers Fair. Whether inspiring student’s interest in social justice issues, contributing as a guest speaker, or sponsoring social events or academic competitions, getting involved with AULSS can be tailored to your particular organisation.
Hands on Legal Clinics
Our students have the opportunity to experience real-world legal practice through participation in the Adelaide Legal Outreach Services, Consumer and Credit Legal Advice Service and Magistrates Court Legal Advice Service and the course, Clinical Legal Education. This practical application of theory benefits the students, as well as community members in need of free legal advice.