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The School of Law forms part of the UniSA Business School and provides leading-edge legal education to suit the diverse needs of today’s law students. 

Our Bachelor of Laws degrees are accredited by the Legal Practitioners’ Education and Admissions Council (LPEAC), and enjoy the highest professional employment rate in the State. In our short history we have become well known among the profession for our contemporary approach to teaching. The curriculum has been designed to equip students with legal knowledge combined with practical skills that prepare them for a range of careers in both the legal and legally-related sectors. 

Our full-time faculty of experienced legal practitioners and scholars, and an extensive network of adjunct staff, support an active research culture and provide expertise across a range of sub-discipline areas including commercial law, public law, environmental law, regulatory policy and social justice.

 

 

Excellence in legal research

We focus on four core areas of research; Corporate and Commercial Law; Environmental and Natural Resources Law; Criminal Law and Sentencing, and; Public Law and Human Rights.

 

Free legal advice at our student-run clinic

Our students are given the opportunity to give confidential, free legal advice to members of the community on issues such as accidents, disputes and debt at our Legal Advice Clinic.

 

Attend a School of Law event

Join us for our one of our events, including our regular Law Evenings research seminars or our annual Competition Law and Economics Workshop.

OUR STAFF

Academic staff

NamePosition
Professor Wendy Lacey Dean of Law
Dr Ping Xiong Program Director: Bachelor of Laws
Professor Rick Sarre Professor of Law
Professor Roman Tomasic Professor of Law
Professor Vicki Waye Professor of Law
Professor Irene Watson Research Professor in Law
Professor Jennifer McKay Professor of Business Law
Associate Professor Karen Bubna-Litic Associate Professor of Law
Associate Professor Julia Davis Associate Professor of Law
Associate Professor Peter McFarlane Associate Professor of Law
Ms Rachel Spencer Director: Professional Programs
Dr Michelle Fernando Senior Lecturer
Ms Jane Knowler Senior Lecturer
Dr Mia Rahim Senior Lecturer
Ms Tracey Coleman Lecturer
Ms Victoria Danambasis Lecturer 
Dr Frank Fagan Lecturer
Mr Patrick Lim Lecturer
Ms Sue Milne Lecturer
Ms Krystyna Sawon Lecturer
Mr Jake Stone Lecturer

Adjunct staff

NamePosition
Professor Rob Fowler Adjunct Professor
The Hon Dr Robyn Layton Adjunct Professor
Professor Ian Leader-Elliot Adjunct Professor
Professor Charles Rickett Adjunct Professor
Professor Ivan Shearer AM RFD Adjunct Professor
Mr Anthony Allen Adjunct Lecturer
Dr Ganesh Keremane Adjunct Research Fellow
Dr Zhifang Wu Adjunct Research Fellow

Research students

NamePosition
David Arnold PhD Research Student
Marcelle Burns PhD Research Student
Elnaz Ettehad PhD Research Student
Sue Milne PhD Research Student
Teresa Somes PhD Research Student
John Watson PhD Research Student
Mark Welland PhD Research Student
Xianlu Zeng PhD Research Student

Professional staff

NamePosition
Ms Leanne Steele School Manager
Mrs Carol Brewitt Team Leader: Academic Services
Mrs Maggie Ball Project Support and Administration Officer
Ms Eleni Ftanos Academic Services Officer
Ms Kelly Ladyman Academic Services Officer
Erin Bowler Clerical Officer