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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 a grant to the University of Adelaide, Flinders University and the University of South Australia.  Students of these universities may be able to apply for a Human Rights Internship through their university.  

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. 

The Law Foundation of South Australia does not provide legal advice or referrals. If you need legal information, advice or assistance, please contact the Legal Services Commission of South Australia on 1300 366 424 or visit


Grants awarded in the financial years ended June 2012-2021

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Law Foundation Fellowship

Jake Kriticos
 is the recipient of the 
2018 Fellowship. He completed a Master of Laws at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the 2019/2020 academic year.

Read Jake's report here.

2017 Fellow Reports

In 2017 two full Fellowships were awarded. Fiona McDonald attended the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2018 to complete a Master of Laws and Riana Cermak attended the University of Oxford in 2018 to complete a Bachelor of Civil Law ...(more)

(previous Fellow Reports)

Human Rights Internship

Law students from the University of Adelaide participated in Human Rights Internships during 2020 at the New Delhi Human Rights Legal Network
report of Maithili Mishra 

and the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency - report of Katja Bignall-Daly

Previous HRI reports....