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Vulnerable people to have better access to justice

Vulnerable people who have difficulty communicating should have better assistance when accessing the justice system, according to a new report.

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SALRI celebrates 10 years of law reform

The work of the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) has led to landmark changes to many of the state’s laws since it was conceived in December 2010.  On Tuesday 26 October 2021, SALRI’s work, which has benefited many sectors of the community, was celebrated at a reception at Government House, hosted by Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia. Read the full article here

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Adelaide Law School to provide legal education services Department of Defence

The University of Adelaide recently signed a contract for the Adelaide Law School to provide legal education services to the Commonwealth/ Department of Defence.

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Professor Dale Stephens presented with Red Cross Distinguished Service Award

At the recent South Australian Red Cross Annual General Meeting, Professor Dale Stephens was presented with the Red Cross Distinguished Service Award.  This award is a national one that recognises distinguished service and the demonstration of exceptional leadership. 

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Afghanistan - 20 Years On: What Does it Mean?

On the evening of 13 Sept, Professor Dale Stephens of the Law School and A/Prof Tim Legrand of the Politics School participated in a panel event sponsored by the Adelaide Student 'Politics and international Relations Association  (PIRA)' (hosted by PIRA President Felix Eldridge) discussing the significance of the current takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban and the significance of the US, Australian and NATO contribution to Afghanistan over the past 20 years.

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New report published 'Protecting Students at Work: Australian Universities and Regulating for Quality Work Experience'

The International Labour Organization and Edward Elgar have published a collection of essays on Internships, Employability and the Search for Decent Work Experience, co-edited by Adelaide Law School’s Professor Andrew Stewart, Emerita Professor Rosemary Owens and Associate Professor Anne Hewitt.

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SALRI visits Port Pirie and Port Augusta

On 15-16 July 2021, Dr David Plater, Dr Mark ‘Matt’ Giancaspro, Nadia Hess, Brooke Washusen, Holly Nicholls and Anita Brunacci took part in a law student engagement and SALRI trip to Port Pirie and Port Augusta.  

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Adelaide Law School Participation in the Oxford University Forum For International Humanitarian Law Compliance

Prof Dale Stephens represents the University of Adelaide in an academic collaboration with the University of Oxford (Dr Elizabeth Stubbins Bates) and the University of Indianna (Dr Andrew Bell) in the 'Oxford Forum For International Humanitarian Law Compliance'. 

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Rachel Chalmers: Lawyers Weekly Law Student of the Year finalist

Adelaide Law student, Rachel Chalmers, is named a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards.

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Proposals marks end of first intake of Accessible Justice collaboration

Four students finishing off their Masters program at the Accessible Justice Project, a partnership between commercial law firm Lipman Karas and Adelaide Law School, present their ideas for future justice access initiatives.

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New book published 'Internships, Employability and the Search for Decent Work Experience'

The International Labour Organization and Edward Elgar have published a collection of essays on Internships, Employability and the Search for Decent Work Experience, co-edited by Adelaide Law School’s Professor Andrew Stewart, Emerita Professor Rosemary Owens and Associate Professor Anne Hewitt.

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Students help businesses understand their legal rights and responsibilities

Last Thursday (17th of July) a group of Clinical Legal Education (CLE) and Entrepreneur and Venture Advice Clinic (EVAC) students held a seminar helping Adelaide-based creatives and freelancers better understand their legal rights and business responsibilities.

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Research Opportunity: Disibility Discrimination

Peta Spyrou is a PhD candidate conducting research on disibility discrimination laws at the Adelaide Law School.

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Prof Stephens Interviewed by Ms Tory Shepherd on ABC Radio on 'Moonshot' program regarding legal issues with planned human activity on the Moon

Professor Dale Stephens was recently interviewed by journalist Ms Tory Shepherd on the ABC radio Program 'Moonshot' and dealt with legal questions concerning who owns the moon, who owns things brought to the moon, who owns items left behind on the moon, what liability States and companies have in space and where possible sources of friction might arise soon and how security might be maintained on the Moon, in space and on other celestial bodies. 

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Law students present a 'Know your employment rights' workshop to young people at Adelaide City Library

The Adelaide Law School is proud of the Adelaide Clinical Legal Education students who presented a 'know your employment rights' workshop to young people at Adelaide City Library today, in collaboration with headspace.

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A festival of the minds for the politically inclined

Scheduled to take place in lecture theatres around campus, students are invited to meet and mingle with a guest-list of lecturers stopping by the North Terrace campus this week. 

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Social Media, Free Speech and Religious Freedom

Dr Colette Langos and Professor Paul Babie have teamed up to publish their latest Research Paper on Social Media, Free Speech and religious freedom. 

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"No more Snapchat, that's the end of the world"

Who actually 'owns' the moon? Professor Dale Stephens appears on the ABC's Behind the News (BTN) to help unpack the 21st century space race!

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Providing a Voice for the Vulnerable? Communication Assistance for Vulnerable Parties in the South Australian Justice System

The South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) will be visiting Port Pirie and Port Augusta on 24-26 March 2021 to consult with the community on its current project which is examining the role and use of communication partners (also called intermediaries) in the South Australian legal system.

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Joseph Chu is a finalist in the Top100 Future Leaders Competition

Bachelor of Laws (Graduate entry) student, Joseph Chu is a finalist in this year's Top100 Future Leaders Competition.

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Law student Tayne Redman on improving access to justice through industry innovation

Master of Laws ‘Access to Justice’ student Tayne Redman wants to make a difference in the lives of others through the practice of law. With the opportunity to get paid, hands-on experience as part of The Accessible Justice Project, Tayne has assisted the community in accessing much needed legal services whilst gaining the critical networks and skills necessary for success.

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Passion for people leads to lasting change for law student Guglielmo Plain

The opportunity to make a meaningful social impact during his studies was a major drawcard for Master of Laws ‘Access to Justice’ student Guglielmo Plain.  Bridging theory and practice as part of The Accessible Justice Project, Guglielmo provides paid legal services to vulnerable community members whilst receiving guidance from senior legal professionals.

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How student Cheryll Rosales created a real-world impact by improving access to justice

Helping people has always been a core value for Master of Laws ‘Access to Justice’ student Cheryll Rosales. The opportunity to get paid whilst studying, and gain real-world experience helping vulnerable community members access legal services was a dream. Through The Accessible Justice Project, this dream has come true

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SALRI Powers of Attorney Report released

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the University of Adelaide is recommending changes to South Australian law and practice to clamp down on abuse of Powers of Attorney.

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Bridging the gap between theory and practice with law student Mario Pegoli

The opportunity to earn money whilst he studied was a major drawcard for Master of Laws student Mario Pegoli. Undertaking the Access to Justice Specialisation, Mario gained paid, practical legal experience with one of Adelaide’s leading law firms, whilst giving back to the community as part of The Accessible Justice Project.

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‘It is a Historic Day’: Provocation and ‘Gay Panic’ Defence Consigned to History in South Australia

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the Adelaide Law School welcomes the recent passage of the landmark Statutes Amendment (Abolition of Provocation and Related Matters) Act 2020.

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ARC success on solar radiation management project

Congratulations to Dr Kerryn Brent, Lecturer within the Adelaide Law School on her successful solar radiation management project through the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Grants round. 

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Adelaide Law School Dean, Professor Melissa de Zwart, elected Chair of CALD

Congratulations to Adelaide Law School Dean, Professor Melissa de Zwart, for her election as Chair of the Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD).

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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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