John Bray Law Alumni Events

A photo of three professionals walking down Supreme Court steps in Adelaide city

A key object of the Adelaide Law School's John Bray Law Alumni Network is to foster the ongoing professional development of law graduates through the provision of activities and services. In this vein the Network has partnered with the profession to offer a series of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities.

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21/11/2019 Save the date - John Bray Law Alumni - End of Year Drinks More information to follow


Past events

Richard Beasley

Mr Richard Beasley SC

In Conversation with Richard Beasley

On Thursday 19 September the John Bray Law Alumni held their second ‘In Conversation’ event with Mr Richard Beasley SC. Richard spoke about his experience managing dual careers, a Barrister and more recently Senior Counsel Assisting the Murray Darling Basin Royal Commission to an author of five books including Hell Has Harbour Views (2001, Pan Macmillan), which was adapted as a telemovie on ABC TV in 2005.

A photo of Annabel Crabb, Anthony Durkin, Sarah Brown and Christopher Pyne

Front (from left to right): Ms Annabel Crabb, Ms Sarah Brown (network committee member), The Hon Christopher Pyne MP. Back: Mr Anthony Durkin

In Conversation with The Hon Christopher Pyne MP and Ms Annabel Crabb

The Alumni In Conversation with Annabel Crabb and Christopher Pyne event was held on Thursday 13 June 2019 in the recently renovated UniBar. Hosted by the John Bray Law Alumni Network, it brought together two University of Adelaide law alumni who have excelled in their respective fields. Moderating the conversation was fellow law alumni and barrister Anthony Durkin who ably managed to ask the right questions and ensure the appropriate level of theatrical tete-a-tete.  Another successful John Bray Law Alumni Network event with close to 200 in attendance.

John Bray CPD

CPD session: Guilty Plea

The John Bray Law Alumni network held their third Continuing Professions Development session on Tuesday 21 May 2019. Chaired by David Edwardson QC, His Honour Judge Rice, Magistrate Dixon, and Chief Crown Prosecutor Jim Pearce QC focused on the content and presentation of a guilty plea.


Geoffrey Robertson John Bray Law Alumn Network

John Bray Oration 2019 - “Who Owns the Past?”

Mr Geoffrey Robertson AO, QC (founder and joint head of Doughty Street Chambers, UK) presented the 2019 John Bray Oration. Named in honour of the late Chief Justice John Jefferson Bray, Mr Robertson reflected on Dr Bray's influence on him when he was a law student. Mr Robertson drew on his own work returning Aboriginal remains from British museums and advising the Greek government over the Parthenon Marbles to ask who owns the past?


alumni returning to University of Adelaide for professional development

CPD session: Who is an Employee? 

Who is an Employee? Making Sense of the Changing Labour Market

The John Bray Law Alumni network held their second CPD session on Tuesday 9 April 2019. Chaired by Justice Tim Stanley, Michael Roder SC (Howard Zelling Chambers) and John Bray Professor of Law (Adelaide Law School) Professor Andrew Stewart spoke about the many reasons why it may be necessary to decide whether an arrangement for the performance of work should be classified as an employment contract.


Sir Samuel Way Building John Bray Law

CPD session: Magistrates appeals

On Tuesday 19 February 2019 the John Bray Law Alumni network held their inaugural Continuing Professions Development session on magistrates appeals, with guest speakers Lindy Powell QC and Ian Robertson SC. The Honourable Justice Lovell chaired the session. Speakers dealt with how to present a magistrates appeal and best assist the Court.

The session was well attended with court room eight in the Sir Samuel way building at capacity.


Wine Tasting John Bray Law Alumni

Wine tasting at the Sir Samuel Way building

The Honourable Justice Martin Hinton QC (Patron, John Bray Law Alumni) and Judge Katrina Bochner (President) hosted a wine tasting at the Sir Samuel Way building in November 2018. The event was a resounding success, with more than 90 alumni and guests enjoying wine generously donated by Basket Range Wine, Lambert Estate and Tomich Wines.

To view more photos of this event please view our Flickr Album.