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The Law Foundation of South Australia Incorporated, through its grants programme, provides funding for:

  • the promotion and/or development of legal research in the reform of law;
  • education and training of legal practitioners and/or their employees;
  • education in law and the legal system for the broader community including programmes in schools and universities;
  • assistance for legal services to the community.

Its Fellowships, Human Rights Internships, Prizes and Grants are awarded for legal research, outstanding legal scholarship and service to the legal profession.

Fellowship applications are invited annually, with the closing date being 30 September of each year. How to Apply

Human Rights Internships are awarded by an annual grant to the University of Adelaide and the Flinders University.  Students of these universities are able to apply for a Human Rights Internship directly through their university.  The closing date of applications is 31 October of each year. Conditions apply

Law & Justice Essay Prize applications are invited annually, with the closing date being 31 March of each year. How to Apply

Grant applications are invited bi-annually, with the closing dates being 31 March and 30 September of each year. How to Apply

In considering applications, the Foundation has regard to the published Rules and Guidelines

Further information can be obtained from the Executive Officer,
Caroline Apps, by email (
) or telephone 0429 266 611. 


Grants awarded in the financial years ended June 2012-2018

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2017 Law Foundation Fellowship

Riana Cermak
Fiona McDonald 

were presented with their Fellowship Awards at the

Law Foundation Fellowship Ceremony 2018


Anna Bulman and Hannah Canham were two of three recipients of a Fellowship in 2014. Both Fellows attended Columbia University in 2014 and 2015 respectively to complete a Master of Laws..(more)

(previous Fellow reports)

Law & Justice Essay Prize 2019 Award

"Analogue Laws for a Digital Age? Regulating Work in the Rising 'Gig Economy'"

by Simon Guthrie  -
University of Adelaide

Previously awarded essays

Human Rights Internship

Law students from the University of Adelaide and Flinders University are participating in Human Rights Internships during 2018 and will provide reports in due course on their visits to the various international organisations below: 

Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights in Kuala Lumpur

The Women's Legal Centre - Cape Town

Projects Abroad Human Rights Office - Cape Town
by Helena Errey-White (Flinders) 

Previous HRI reports....