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Safeguarding laws in the spotlight

The hands of elderly people.

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the University of Adelaide is inviting views from the community and interested parties as part of its independent review of the state’s laws regarding the safeguarding of vulnerable adults.

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Views invited on mental health laws

A gold statue of Lady Justice.

People are invited by the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the University of Adelaide to share their experiences in using, accessing and dealing with South Australia’s mental health laws as the first stage in a review of the Mental Health Act 2009 (SA). SALRI are particularly interested in ways in which the law and practice can be improved.

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Witness competence law in the dock

The SALRI team who are working on witness competence laws

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the University of Adelaide is inviting views from the community and interested parties as part of its review of the State’s laws regarding the competence of witnesses.

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Murray Darling Basin water rights: the psychology of allocation

The Murray River at Big Bend, South Australia.

Researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Adelaide Law School are surveying Murray Darling Basin stakeholders about their beliefs regarding water trading and ownership of water rights to help inform future policy.

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Regional opportunities spark interest from legal minds

Law students in Port Pirie

Students from Adelaide Law School recently visited regional South Australia to find out about career opportunities that are sometimes overlooked by law graduates.

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University mourns passing of James Crawford (1948-2021)

His Excellency Judge James Crawford

The University of Adelaide has expressed its sorrow following the death of one of its greatest law graduates, His Excellency Judge James Crawford AC SC FBA.

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Provocation Repealed: Research Tuesdays

Scales of Justice

‘Gay panic’ is no longer accepted as a defence for murder in South Australia. Why and what is the likely impact of the change to the law?

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Scholarship for First Nations law student

Mikeyli Hendry

A student from the University of Adelaide’s Adelaide Law School has received a scholarship from one of the legal community’s peak bodies to help her finish her studies.

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Experts’ recommendations become landmark law

Scales of Justice

With the successful passing of abortion legislation in the South Australian Parliament, the State’s abortion laws have been ‘brought into the 21st century’. Recommendations made by legal experts from the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the University of Adelaide’s Adelaide Law School, have led to historic changes to the law.

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University of Adelaide student awarded national Hawker Scholarship

Book cover of Charles Hawker book

First-year University of Adelaide student Oliver Douglas has been awarded a 2020 C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship, one of the most generous privately funded residential scholarships available to undergraduate and postgraduate students in Australia.

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