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 highest ranked Law School, Awarded a 5 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
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.
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.
“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.
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.
I had the privilege of undertaking the Law and Justice Internship with the Legislative Services Division of the South Australian Attorney-General’s Department in Semester 2, 2021.
On 6-7 September 2021, we were invited to Kangaroo Island by the Bushfire Community Legal Project and the Department of Innovation and Skills, as student advisors of the Entrepreneur and Venture Advice Clinic (EVAC). In response to the 2020 bushfires which were particularly devastating on Kangaroo Island, Community Legal Centres SA (CLCSA) established the Bushfire Community Legal Project to provide legal support and outreach to the affected communities.