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Access to Justice Q&A Information Session

​​​​​​Join Lipman Karas and the Adelaide Law School in an interactive webinar Q&A session for The Accessible Justice Project and the Masters of Laws program.

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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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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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