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.

access to justice project

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.

Application process

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Key dates

    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.

    Study Plan

    Semester 2 

    All courses are 3 units unless otherwise states.

    Core courses

    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

    Elective Courses

    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

    Term 4

    Course Teaching Period
    LAW 7160 Water Resources Law 8-9 & 22-23 October
    LAW 7190 Commercial Space Law 9-13 November

    Course Outlines  

  • 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.