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Research Unit for the Study of Society, Ethics and the Law

Research Unit for the Study of Society, Ethics and the Law

The Research Unit for the Study of Society, Ethics and the Law (RUSSEL) represents a diverse group of researchers all interested in the intersection of ethics, law and society.

2017 sees a reinvigoration and refocussing of the Unit, previously known as RUSSLR. The vision has now broadened and we focus on the field of ethics and the law and this includes the Law and Religion Project under the guidance of Professor Paul Babie.

The Research Unit is diverse in its scope of research with the principle objective being to create a space for dialogue on significant issues involving the relationship between ethics and the law, our researchers do not only consider what the law is but openly ask: What ought the law be?

Our researchers are working in areas as diverse as:

  • The law and ethics of innovative medical treatment;
  • Medical decision-making;
  • The principles underpinning criminal law;
  • Corporate behaviour;
  • The relationship between social movements and law reform;
  • Distributive justice; and
  • Climate change.

We are happy to broaden our research community and are looking to establish a seminar series, research discussions and of course, continue with our annual oration.

Research Unit for the Study
of Society, Ethics and the Law
Address

Adelaide Law School
Ligertwood Building
The University of Adelaide SA 5005
North Tce Campus Map

Contact

Associate Professor Bernadette Richards
T: +61 8 8313 6302
F: +61 8 8313 4344
E: bernadette.richards@adelaide.edu.au

Adelaide Law School