Study Law

Adelaide Law School provides a learning environment like no other.

Adelaide Law School is where you build your solid foundation. Through our well-established networks in the legal profession and access to an impressive global network of international opportunities, studying law with us can lead you anywhere.

Why study Law with us?

  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight.
  • South Australia's top Law School*
  • Established in 1883, we are one of the pioneers of the teaching of law.
  • Benefit from our global partnerships including Mannheim University and Oxford University.
  • Be inspired by engaging, award-winning teachers and leading researchers.
  • Practical legal training (GDLP) is offered as optional extension to your degree, giving you a greater flexibility of choice.
  • We offer a broad range of elective choices, allowing you to shape your degree and your future with knowledge relevant to different areas of law as well as across industries.

*Times Higher Education Subject World Rankings 2023

Your career in Law

A degree in Law will provide you with the legal knowledge and attributes to excel in your career - whether you decide to practise law or work across industry, government or community organisations. Law can lead you anywhere.

Career Guide

Our Law degrees

Bachelor of Laws

Our undergraduate programs provide not only a grounding in common law principles and legal methodology but equip our students for career success as critical thinkers, complex problem solvers, and high achievers.

Postgraduate coursework

Our postgraduate options cater to both law and non-law graduates, providing an opportunity to gain a deep understanding of legal concepts and pursue specialist studies in an area of law you are passionate about.

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

The Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) is a requirement for all those looking to practice law as a barrister and solicitor in Australia. 

Pathways into Law School

There are a range of pathways into Adelaide Law School studies including for high school leavers, international students, transfer students, mature age students, and TAFE graduates.

Pathways into Law School

Student story

“The Access to Justice specialisation was exactly the type of course that I was looking for. I have a passion for working with people from disadvantaged backgrounds and could not pass up the opportunity to spend time researching how to make law more accessible. This program has given me hands-on experience and the mentorship provided through The Accessible Justice Project has shaped my work ethos and approach to practice.” - Guglielmo Plain, Master of Laws (Access to Justice) student

Your Adelaide Law School experience

With a range of programs, your Adelaide Law School journey goes far beyond the classroom.

  • Practical experience

    Enter the world of legal practice and gain valuable professional experience with our internship and placement opportunities. Our students also get the opportunity to provide legal assistance through our clinical legal education to members of the community in need.

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  • International experience

    In addition to the University Global Learning opportunities we also offer a number of law-specific international study opportunities. With partner programs in Asia, Canada, and Europe, students are given unique insight into international legal systems through visits to international law courts and much more.

    Alternatively, we also offer short-term study tour opportunities for students interested in international study who may be unable to commit to a full-length exchange program. 

  • Rich and diverse student body

    The Adelaide Law School values its rich and diverse student body, and does its utmost to recognise the achievements and give back to the student community through initiatives such as the Next Step Program and Adelaide University Law Students Society , as well as regular events and public seminars presented by guest speakers.

    Access ongoing student well being and workshops through the Lex Salus initiative.With research showing law students both in Australia and worldwide experience the highest levels of stress, anxiety, and depression out of all disciplines, Lex Salus aims to raise awareness of the importance of mental, physical, and nutritional health amongst our student body.

  • Scholarships and prizes

    The Adelaide Law School has one of the most extensive financial incentive programs in the University, with over 60 law-specific prizes and scholarships on offer to our students each year. These are funded predominantly by alumni and sponsors who play an important role in encouraging excellence and supporting the next generation of leaders.

  • State-of-the-art facilities

    Experience what it’s like to present a case in a courtroom in the Adelaide Law School’s fully equipped Moot Court. Our facilities provide law students with a complete experience in legal practice, regularly playing host to moot court competitions, debating, advocacy, mediation and other practical training

    Much of the legal research carried out in South Australia in the past 100 years has been done in our outstanding Law Library which has grown to be the most significant body of legal materials in the State. A special collection of books, publications, articles and periodicals in the Law Library evidences the considerable body of wide-ranging contributions made to legal writing by members of staff and graduates, in addition to judgments they have delivered in superior courts.

    The University of Adelaide also offers a range of support services free of additional charge to assist students with academic writing, research, and mathematics. 

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