Master of Laws for The Pursuit of Justice
In partnership with international law firm Lipman Karas, the University of Adelaide Master of Laws Access to Justice is the first of its kind in Australia; a Masters qualification that gives you the opportunity to give back to the community and contribute to greater social justice while you study.
Contribute to the innovation of the legal system
Working with The Accessible Justice Project, you’ll contribute to the ongoing improvement of our legal system through your research into innovative ways to increase access to justice helping people receive fair and just legal representation.
Access a paid internship opportunity
Earn while you study with a paid internship practising at The Accessible Justice Project. Get real-world, practical experience that will give you an edge as you pursue your legal career.
Giving back gives you more
Develop yourself professionally and personally: gain real-world, practical experience and mentorship while making a real impact in the lives of people in our community who need your help the most.
About the Low Bono legal practice
The Accessible Justice Project - Bridging the gap of legal access in our society.
With a commitment to increasing access to the justice system, Lipman Karas has established a ‘low-bono’ legal practice called The Accessible Justice Project.
The legal practice has been created to provide affordable legal advice to members of the community who don’t qualify for publicly funded legal assistance, but can’t afford the ongoing costs of a private lawyer; a group often under-supported in our justice system.
- First, you will need to get accepted into our Master of Laws program, if you are a domestic applicant you can apply online via SATAC (code 3CM069).
- If you are an international applicant, please visit the application information and application deadlines webpages.
- Once you have been accepted, you must complete and submit the Expression of Interest (EOI) form below. This is to officially state your interest in applying for the ‘Access to Justice’ specialisation.
Key dates 5th June 2020 Expression of Interest for Access of Justice Specialisation Deadline 15th June - 26th June 2020 Selection process including interviews 15th June 2020 LLM offer to finalised for students interested in the Access to Justice Specialisation 29th June 2020 Successful students notified. Enrolments finalised into specialisation courses for 2020 (2021 Enrolments in December) 27th July 2020 Semester 2 commences 27th July - 7 August 2020 Law Clinic Part A 2-week intensive commences
Expression of interest
Course list & study plan
This a provisional list of courses offered in 2020 to students enrolled in the Master of Laws (LL.M)
Access to Justice Specialisation.
Typically seminar style teaching is employed, courses are normally taught intensively over one or two weeks with approximately 24 hours of classes. Some courses are taught during the evening or on weekends, while other courses may be taught intensively over two or more weeks. As part of the University’s response to Covid 19, all postgraduate coursework in the Adelaide Law school is being delivered remotely and it is anticipated this will continue until the end of the year.
Please note the course list may subject to change and the Law School cannot guarantee a course will be offered as planned.Other courses, from other areas within the University may be approved by the Program Coordinator upon application.
All courses are 3 units unless otherwise states.
Course Teaching Period LAW 7187 Advanced Legal Research and Writing (Pre-requisite for LAW 7025 Dissertation) Non-intensive (weekly) Tuesday from 29 July LAW 7188A Law Clinic PG A 27 July- 6 November
Course Teaching Period LAW 7123 Perspectives on Property Law & Society Non-intensive weekly every Monday from 27 July LAW 7178 Planning Law Non-intensive weekly every Tuesday from 28 July LAW 7158 Corporate Law: Selected Issues 7-8 August & 21-22 August LAW 7170 Public International Law 12-13 & 19-20 August
Course Teaching Period LAW 7160 Water Resources Law 8-9 & 22-23 October LAW 7190 Commercial Space Law 9-13 November
Webinar information session
Lipman Karas and the Adelaide Law School conducted a Webinar Q&A session for The Accessible Justice Project and the Masters of Laws program. Partners from Lipman Karas and leading Law School staff talk about this exciting new project.