Study 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

Lisa Saloukvade

Lisa Saloukvade

"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

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.

Practical Legal Training

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

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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.

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  • 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. 

In action

Maithili Mishra – Human Rights Internship in India

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.

Adelaide University Law Clinics overcome challenges of lockdown to keep delivering free legal services to the community

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.

Valuable Criminal Law internship experience gained in London law firm

"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.

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