Group of 8
Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight.
South Australia's highest ranked Law School
Awarded a five star rating for exceptional performance and quality standards*.
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.
*QS World Rankings by Subject 2020
"The ability to delve into a particular niche area of interest with the continuous support of passionate faculty members is the Law School’s point of distinction. The University recognises that Space Law is an increasingly important and growing area of law and provides students like me with opportunities we never considered possible. During my studies I had the opportunity to work as a research assistant with the Research Unit on Military Law and Ethics, focusing on Military Space Systems for the Space Security Index 2017."
Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce graduate
Our law degrees
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.
Your Adelaide Law School experience
With a range of programs, your Adelaide Law School journey goes far beyond the classroom.
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.
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.
Last summer, before COVID-19, I was able to undertake a ten-week human rights internship at the Socio-Legal Centre of the Human Rights Law Network (‘HRLN’) in New Dehli, India, as part of the Law School’s Human Rights Internship Programme.
As we start the long road out of isolation, it’s worth reflecting on the work that the Law School free legal advice services have been doing over this difficult period. Legal problems don’t go away in a pandemic – in fact for a lot of people they get worse, so we were determined to keep our 5 free community legal advice services up and running despite isolation requirements.
"In February, after Criminal Law at Adelaide Uni, I had the opportunity to intern with David Josse QC, a specialist extradition and criminal law barrister, at his chambers 5 St Andrew’s Hill in London" - Eilis Noone.