The Adelaide Law School has a distinguished heritage of research in history, theory and education.
Notable alumni include Sir John William Salmond, KC (1862–1924); Professor John Finnis and Michael Detmold. History, theory and education represent the foundation of legal studies and share a commitment to reflection, ethics and praxis. Our scholars produce leading research in each of these fields and have successfully won competitive grants to expand our impact.
Leading research projects:
- Blackstone History Project
- Smart Casual Project
- Investigating the inclusion of vulnerable populations in Advance Care Planning
Our research units and groups working in this area
|Professor Wilfrid Prest||Blackstone History Project; Law in Post-Revolutionary England, 1689-1760; Corruption, Political and Judicial in Early Modern England|
|Professor Ngaire Naffine||Criminology; Subjectivity; Jurisprudence; Feminist Legal Theory; Medical Law and Ethics.|
|Professor John Williams||Legal History; History of the High Court.|
|Professor Paul Babie||Legal Education; Legal Theory; Law and the Common Good|
|Associate Professor Bernadette Richards||Medical Law; Consent; Bioethics; Vulnerable Voices Project.|
|Associate Professor Anne Hewitt||Legal Education, Smart Casual Project; Equality|
|Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs||Legal Education; Legal History|
|Associate Professor Peter Burdon||Legal Theory; Earth Jurisprudence; Hannah Arendt; Conservative Legal Thinking; Marxist Theory; Legal Education; Neoliberalism and the University.|
|Dr Rebecca LaForgia||Public International Law; Legal Theory; Democracy; Public Participation; Narrative analysis.|
|Margaret Castles||Legal Education; Legal Ethics|
Interested in undertaking a postgraduate research degree with us?
We offer exciting opportunities for researchers at the honours, masters and PhD levels. Our research degrees are open to graduates of law and business graduates (with some possible further legal study required). If you are interested in commercial law, or see innovation and technology law as ripe for investigation, consider furthering your research career with us.