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 Luke van Trigt, Alumni Relations Officer
John Bray Law Alumni scholarship
John Bray Law Alumni Network scholarship was established in 2014 with the aim of recognising the achievements of a financially disadvantaged student and the Adelaide Law School. The scholarship provides $5,000 to support one student for the final year of their Bachelor of Laws program.
If you would like to find out how you can support this scholarship please contact James Litt, Development Officer, 0428 066 480
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 23/8/93 Gender Issues and Law Justice Elizabeth Evatt 22/11/93 Reminiscences of a 1930s Law Student and Practitioner Dame Roma Mitchell 22/8/94 Do Judges Make Law? Too Much? Sir Daryl Dawson 1/9/97 Appointment to the High Court-what is it really like? Justice Michael Kirby 17/7/98 Lawyer Lost in Space Mr Michael Davis 13/8/99 Australian Equity Justice Gummow 20/10/00 Legal and Other Literature Justice Callinan 28/11/02 Terrorism and International Law Senator Robert Hill, Minister for Defence 29/10/04 Civil Liberties and Compassion in an age of Terrorism Mr Tim Costello AO 6/9/07 Censorship and Security Threats to a Free Society in an Age of Terror Professor Barry Jones 11/3/09 Revenge or Forgiveness: Truth and Reconciliation in the aftermath of Human Rights Violations Justice Richard Goldstone 13/9/10 The Rule of Law under Siege-Some Perspectives from the Third World Mr Graham Leung 19/10/11 Freedom v Privacy-Getting the Balance Right Mr David Irvine 1/09/12 Choosing our Judges' The Hon John Doyle AC QC 14/10/13 South Australia and the Australian Constitution Chief Justice Robert French AC 24/09/14 Pro Bono: Good for the Profession, Good for the Country The Honourable Margaret White AO 10/05/17 Law Reform: The Scottish perspective Mr Len Murray - Scottish Pleader (Retired)
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.
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The Law Alumni Network was created by law alumni, for law alumni. We want to hear what you want from your Network. How would you like to stay in touch and what kind of activities would encourage you to remain connected to your alma mater and fellow graduates? Send us your suggestions.