John Bray Law Alumni Network

Named in honour of the late Dr John Bray, this network has a rich tradition and continues to build strong bonds between the profession, the Adelaide Law School and the community.

The John Bray law alumni network was established with the key objective of fostering ongoing professional development of law graduates through the provision of activities and services and to encourage and promote the Law School as a source of relevant and challenging graduate and postgraduate legal education.

To find out more or to become involved, contact Belinda MacQueen, Alumni Relations Coordinator.

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  • John Bray Medal

    A cartoon of John Bray with text 'John Bray Alumni Network'

    John Bray Medal - nominations closed

    The John Bray Medal is awarded annually to celebrate a member of our University of Adelaide Law School alumni community who is making impact and demonstrating leadership in their sustained and significant contributions to humanitarian, community service or professional endeavours. 

    John Bray Medal Recipient Year
    Dr Alastair McEwin AM 2024 - Inaugural Medal



  • John Bray Law Alumni scholarship

    This scholarship has been established by the Law Alumni Network of the University of Adelaide to support one student for the final year of their Bachelor of Laws program.

    The scholarship will provide $5,000 for one year towards a student's education and living costs.

    For more information, please go to the John Bray Law Scholarship page.

  • Past John Bray Orations

    Originally proposed by John Perry, the second President of the John Bray law alumni network. John was a great admirer of John Bray’s learning and saw the oration as not just a tribute to Bray’s name and memory but as enabling the profession to provide an annual lecture to the University and community which would make a high level intellectual contribution from the alumni and the profession to the Law School, the University and the SA community.

    Date Topic Presenter
    18/04/24 Nothing Compares 2 U: Reflections on legal practice in England and Australia

    Professor Felicity Gerry KC

    27/10/22 Language, Law and Human Rights  Mr Julian Burnside AO KC
    02/04/19 Who Own's the Past Geoffrey Robertson AO QC
    10/05/17 Law Reform: The Scottish perspective Mr Len Murray - Scottish Pleader (Retired)
    24/09/14 Pro Bono: Good for the Profession, Good for the Country The Honourable Margaret White AO
    14/10/13 South Australia and the Australian Constitution Chief Justice Robert French AC
    01/09/12 Choosing our Judges The Hon John Doyle AC QC
    19/10/11 Freedom v Privacy-Getting the Balance Right Mr David Irvine
    13/09/10 The Rule of Law under Siege-Some Perspectives from the Third World Mr Graham Leung
    11/03/09 Revenge or Forgiveness: Truth and Reconciliation in the aftermath of Human Rights Violations Justice Richard Goldstone
    06/09/07 Censorship and Security Threats to a Free Society in an Age of Terror Professor Barry Jones
    29/10/04  Civil Liberties and Compassion in an age of Terrorism Mr Tim Costello AO
    28/11/02 Terrorism and International Law Senator Robert Hill, Minister for Defence
    20/10/00 Legal and Other Literature Justice Callinan
    13/08/99 Australian Equity Justice Gummow
    17/07/98 Lawyer Lost in Space Mr Michael Davis
    01/09/97 Appointment to the High Court-what is it really like? Justice Michael Kirby
    22/08/94 Do Judges Make Law? Too Much? Sir Daryl Dawson
    22/11/93 Reminiscences of a 1930s Law Student and Practitioner Dame Roma Mitchell
    23/08/93 Gender Issues and Law Justice Elizabeth Evatt


  • Support the Adelaide Law School

    The Adelaide Law School welcomes non-financial support from its alumni. The school has opportunities for alumni and legal professionals interested in mentoring, judging moots and competitions, guest speaking, student prizes, clerkships, work experience, and free legal clinics.

    If you would like to explore ways to contribute to the Adelaide Law School please contact - Lawenquiry.

  • John Bray Law Alumni Network publications

    Over the years John Bray Law Alumni network members have contributed to numerous publication. To find out more please visit the University of Adelaide Press.


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