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SALRI: Powers of Attorney Update

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the Adelaide Law School has had a busy and productive time examining the role and operation of powers of attorney in South Australia.

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Community views sought on abuse of Powers of Attorney

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the University of Adelaide is inviting views from the community and interested parties as part of its review of the State’s laws on Powers of Attorney.

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Videos released to assist SALRI consultation on Powers of Attorney

The South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI), based at the Adelaide Law School, is currently investigating whether the current laws that apply to Enduring Powers of Attorney (POAs) are effective and are working to protect vulnerable South Australians. 

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Powers of Attorney: Charter for Abuse or Necessary Aspect of Daily Life?

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the Adelaide University Law School is presently examining the law regarding Powers of Attorney and is keen to hear from the community as well as legal, medical and allied health practitioners and any other interested parties.

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Tips for acing your scholarship application

Writing a scholarship application can be a daunting task, with a lot riding on the contents of a single essay. But it doesn’t have to be difficult and by following a few basics tips, you can put your best foot forward and set yourself up for success.

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Abuse of Powers of Attorney under the spotlight

In the face of increasing concerns about the abuse of Powers of Attorney, legal experts are asking for submissions as part of their review of existing South Australian law.

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Associate Professor Lorne Neudorf delivered an online guest lecture to Amity University’s Law School on The Legal Regulation of a Pandemic

Associate Professor Lorne Neudorf delivered an online guest lecture to students and staff of Amity University’s Law School on 23 April. The topic was ‘The Legal Regulation of a Pandemic: Legislative Delegations in Times of Crisis’, which highlighted Lorne’s comparative research on Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.

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Thou shall not kill and inherit?

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide has released a major report into the forfeiture rule that stops an unlawful killer profiting or inheriting as a result of their crime.

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Dr Colette Langos presents at George Washington Law School

RUMLAE Management Board member, Dr Colette Langos, recently participated in a series of public procurement events hosted by George Washington Law School, Washington D.C. 

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PLPRU Co-Hosts 2020 Public Law in the Classroom Workshop

The Public Law and Policy Research Unit co-hosted the 2020 Public Law in the Classroom Workshop at the University of New South Wales on 20 February 2020. This inspiring, community-building event brings together public law teachers from around Australia to share their teaching techniques, philosophies and challenges. Now in its sixth year, the workshop has become a highlight of the national public law academic calendar. 

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SA Law Reform Institute reflections: 2019 and the year ahead

2019 proved another busy and productive year for the South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI). SALRI looks forward to another busy and productive year in 2020 and would like to thank all who kindly contributed to its work and the Law Reform.

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SALRI and Adelaide Law School host workshop on Vulnerable Witnesses and Justice for persons with disability

The South Australian Law Reform Institute based at the Adelaide University Law School and the Litigation Law Unit on 11 February 2020 jointly hosted an all day research workshop on vulnerable witnesses, witness competence and access to justice for persons with disability.

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Stephanie Nomikos has just completed her Law and Justice Internship with Wine Australia

Stephanie Nomikos has just completed her summer internship with Wine Australia as part of the Law School’s Law and Justice Internship.

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U.K Study Tour - Tax Law and the West End

On Tuesday the 4th of February we woke up bright and early and had breakfast in the lobby of our hotel with our group and then took the underground to Trafalgar Square. The weather was fantastic so we spent about an hour wandering around and taking photos.

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Farewell to our visiting Japanese students

The Meiji Gakuin students deserve to be warmly congratulated on their fantastic achievement during their recent English and legal studies study tour at the Adelaide Law School and the University of Adelaide.

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Meiji Gakuin students visit the Parliament of South Australia and Parliament Library

On the last day of their study tour, the Meiji Gakuin students visited the Parliament of South Australia. The day started with a morning stroll on North Terrace where students were told about the importance of Dame Roma Mitchell to the legal profession.

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U.K Study Tour - Day 1

After touching down in London and feeling the need to fill ourselves with a more substantial meal than the ones available on our flights, we decided to seek out a burger. We came across The Urban on Whitechapel Road, which happened to be on the same road as our Ibis Hotel. We were met with a vibrant atmosphere as the Tottenham soccer game was playing on a large projector at the far end of the restaurant.  

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Law Library Lecture and Tour for Visiting Japanese Law Students

Australian lawyers appreciate the great value of specialised law libraries. Law Libraries have been at the heart of legal education and practice for centuries in many countries across the globe. 

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Interning at the SA Solicitor-General’s Office

I remember finishing my application for the Adelaide Law School’s Law and Justice Internship and having absolutely no idea what my chances were of being accepted. I was quite surprised (and beyond thrilled) to receive a call a few weeks after applying telling me that I had been accepted to intern at the Solicitor General’s Office.

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A Day at the South Australian Courts for our Japanese Law Students

Ten Japanese students from Meiji Gakuin University Law School in Tokyo enjoyed a field trip to the South Australian courts. Accompanied by program coordinator Cornelia Koch and law librarian Paula Everett, the group started its visit at the Supreme Court of South Australia.

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Japanese Law Students Visit Minter Ellison Legal and Consulting

In a new international program, Adelaide Law School has partnered with Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan, to enable ten Japanese law students per year to spend one semester at the University of Adelaide. The English Language and Legal Studies Program is run jointly by the University of Adelaide Law School, the English Language Centre and the Department of Global Legal Studies at Meiji Gakuin University.

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Adelaide Magistrates Court Internship

This summer, April Zimmermann undertook an internship with the Adelaide Magistrate’s Court as part of the Adelaide Law School’s Law and Justice Internship. April enjoyed her time at ‘the workhorse’ of SA’s courts.

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RUMLAE participation in Prof Ivan Shearer workshop and Red Cross forum on Journalists and the Law of Armed Conflict

Prof Dale Stephens, A/Prof Matthew Stubbs and Dr Stacey Henderson participated in an International Law Memorial Workshop hosted by the University of South Australia to celebrate the work and scholarship of the late Professor Ivan Shearer RFD AM.  

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New employability initiative through the Legal Practice Internship

This summer, the Adelaide Law School is launching a new employability initiative through the Legal Practice Internship.

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Decriminalisation not deregulation for SA abortion laws

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the University of Adelaide has recommended major changes to South Australian abortion laws in its report to the Attorney General published today.

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RUMLAE Director presents at Leadership Seminar at The Australian Tax Office

RUMLAE Director Professor Dale Stephens recently provided a keynote presentation at The Australian Tax Office (ATO) 'Leadership Skills Day'.

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Adelaide academics attend 2019 Legal Education Research Conference

Some of our Adelaide Law School academics are this week attending Legal Education Research Conference UNSW Law School.

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The rate of imprisonment in ex-service men

Last week, two researchers from Research Unit on Military Law and Ethics, Kellie Toole and Elaine Waddell, presented at the Global Alliance Conference on Post-Traumatic Stress. They discussed their preliminary findings on why ex-service men are in prison at twice the rate of the general population.

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