This year the Law School achieves a very important milestone – our 10th Birthday.

Ten years ago, our Law School was new to the Adelaide scene. Striving for educational excellence, innovation and flexibility, the UniSA Law Program was developed to teach students the necessary skills needed for legal practice and beyond. These ambitions were perfectly encapsulated in our early marketing - Real World Law. New City School

In 2017, the Law School has much to be proud of. We have over 550 students enrolled and have seen over 300 students graduate. Many of them have gone on to highly successful and diverse careers supported by the range of double degree options we offer. 

Our success doesn’t just rest with our students and graduates. The Law School’s research was assessed as above world class in the 2015 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) nestling us among the very best Law School’s across the country – a recognition of the quality of our academic staff. With a strong commitment of access to justice, our Legal Advice Clinic has provided over $1million of pro bono work to the South Australian community. 

The Law School’s trajectory doesn’t stop here. A passion and commitment for excellence, providing the very best legal education to our students and engaging with our community is what we continue to strive for. The best is yet to come.

For more information, visit our School of Law homepage.


Law Research First Fridays

Time: 12 noon to 1pm

Date: Friday 3 November

Location: Law Building, LB2-17




13 December

Inaugural School of Law Advisory Board meeting



10 January

Foundation Dean of Law appointed

23 March

Bachelor of Laws and Law Double Degrees approved by Academic School Board


28 June

The law program was formally accredited with the Legal Practitioners’ Education and Admission Council



Staff moved into the Law Building


August—January 2008

Foundation academic staff joined the Law School


20 August

Inaugural School Board meeting


26 February

Law School orientation for our first cohort of students


3 March

First day of teaching


17 March

First University of South Australia Law Students' Association meeting


11 February

Launch of the Law Evening Research Seminar Series


1 April

Supreme Court Sitting at the UniSA Law School Moot Court


21 February

Legal Advice Clinic opened its doors


29 March

First graduation ceremony


7 April

Appointment of Wendy Lacey as Dean, School of Law


10 October

Law School holds the Competition Law and Economics Workshop in partnership with ACCC for the first time


4 December

The Law School achieved above world-standard for research in law (2015 Excellence in Research for Australia ERA)


The Law School achieved #1 in SA for overall graduate satisfaction in Law (Course Experience Questionnaire 2015-2016)



Our Law degree is ranked #1 in South Australia and in the World's Top 100 (World Times Higher Education Subject Ranking 2017)

Contact Us

UniSA School of Law
Ground Floor, Law Building, City West Campus,
228 Hindley Street (George Street entrance) Adelaide, SA 5001