Master of Laws 'Access to Justice' specialisation
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.
Master of Laws
Studying law is more challenging and intellectually adventurous than ever before. In an expanding and evolving legal landscape, extended development is a strategic door opener.
Our Master of Laws is suited to students proceeding directly from undergraduate study, as well as experienced legal practitioners looking to specialise.
Are you passionate about the pursuit of equal access to justice?
Do you want to be mentored by the brightest minds in the industry whilst making a difference in people's lives through your practice?
You can have it all with the Master of Laws 'Access to Justice'. Applications are now open for 2021.
Access to Justice specialisation
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.
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 innovation to help 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.
Key dates 16th April 2021
Expression of Interest for Access of Justice Specialisation Deadline
10th -14th May 2021 Selection process including interviews 16th June 2021 LLM offer to finalised for students interested in the Access to Justice Specialisation 1st June 2021 Successful students notified. Enrolments finalised into specialisation courses for 2020 (2021 Enrolments in December) 12th-23rd July 2021
Law Clinic Part A- two week induction at AJP practice
26th July 2021 Semester 2 commences
Application to the Master of Laws & Access to Justice
- 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 by the 16th of April 2021. (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.
Frequently asked questions
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.Read more about Law student Tayne Redman on improving access to justice through industry innovation
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.Read more about Passion for people leads to lasting change for law student Guglielmo Plain
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 trueRead more about How student Cheryll Rosales created a real-world impact by improving access to justice
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.Read more about Bridging the gap between theory and practice with law student Mario Pegoli