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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. 

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Fellowship Reports
2012 Fellow
Samaneh Hassanli
Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University USA

Human Rights Internship Reports

The Appeals Chamber of the UN ICTR

by Chloe Swinden
Adelaide University

Reprisals, intimidation and the UN: ...

    by Hannah      Hannaford Gunn - Adelaide University

Fiji Women's Rights Movement

   by Julia Parkin -   Flinders University

More reports....

Law & Justice Essay  2014 Prize Winner

"Characterising Climate Change As A Human Rights Issue"

by Aneta Peretko -
Flinders University

Previous Winning Essays


Grants awarded in the  financial years ended June 2012-2014