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Our Work

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 2012-2017

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Human Rights Internship Reports

Law students from the University of Adelaide and Flinders University have participated in Human Rights Internships and provided reports on their visits to various international organisations including: 

Human Rights Now (HRN) 
 an international human rights NGO based in Tokyo

Special Tribunal for Lebanon
a hybrid court set up by the United Nations Security Council

   United Nationals Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
based in Geneva

More reports....