We Invite You ...

... to the Adelaide conference of the J Reuben Clark Law Society being held in conjunction with the Adelaide University Law School Research Unit for the Study of Law, Religion and Society on the theme of ‘Justice, Mercy and Conviction: Perspectives on Law, Religion and Ethics’.


The conference has elements that will be of appeal to lawyers, their friends and families and to lovers of art alike. The conference will donate all profits made to the conference charity, Catherine House, which provides assistance to women who, for whatever reason, find themselves homeless. We are proud to associate the conference with this very worthwhile charitable purpose.


Some of the features of this conference that will be of interest include:

  • The Friday evening reception which will be catered by well-known media personality, artist and Master Chef star, Poh Ling Yeow
  • The Saturday morning and early afternoon continuing legal education sessions, all of which boast an impressive array of well qualified speakers and for which continuing legal education credits of up to 6 hours can be claimed
  • The social activities on Saturday afternoon, which include choices from among touch rugby, a visit to the Adelaide Zoo to see the world famous pandas, a wander through the Adelaide botanical gardens or a trip to a local wildlife park where Australian marsupials (including kangaroos and koalas) encountered at close quarters to provide great photo opportunities
  • The gala black tie charity dinner at the Old Adelaide Gaol at which a live band will provide music to the theme “Jailhouse Rock” and where there will be an art auction of donated works from famous South Australian artists, the (late) Joy Redman, celebrity artist and chef Poh Ling Yeow, and lawyers turned artist Nona Burden and Bill Botten


The conference promises to be an exciting one and we hope that you will let as many of those you know about it.


We look forward to welcoming you to Adelaide, borne of Light’s Vision, home of the internationally renowned Adelaide Cricket Ground, famous for its greatest of restaurants with wide varieties of cuisine and talented chefs, synonymous with patronage of the arts through its galleries and annual festivals and long known as the City of Churches.


It is the point of departure for Uluru (Ayer’s Rock). Adelaide is close to Kangaroo Island (listed as one of the world’s top ten islands and only a 10 minute flight away). It is also close to the vineyards and German influences of the picturesque Barossa Valley. The conference is being held during the sighting season for the Wright Whale, which can be seen from the Bluff and Granite Island, near Victor Harbor just over an hour's drive away from Adelaide.

J Reuben Clark Law Society Australia Adelaide Chapter
In conjunction with
University of Adelaide Research Unit For
The Study of Society, Law and Religion (RUSSLR)

At venues including the University of Adelaide Law School and the historic Old Adelaide Gaol 
(CPD points available)
Charity Art Auction of noted South Australian Artists Bill Botten, Nona Burden, Joy Redman & Poh Ling Yeow


Friday schedule 
Venue: 4 Elderslie Avenue Fitzroy
7:00 pm- 9:00pm

Reception and registration including information on Sunday activities 
Opening, welcome and conference information – with special guest chef Poh Ling Yeow

Saturday schedule 
Venue: University of Adelaide Law School Moot Court
8:30 am - 2:30 pm

First Session
“Rendering Unto Caesar and The Right Approach to Wrong: Taxation of
Religious Bodies and the Legal Position of the Religious Confession”
Panel: Senator Nick Xenophon (Commonwealth Parliament),
Dr Holger Sorensen (Wentworth Chambers, Sydney Bar) and
Dr Keith Thompson (Special Counsel, Taylor and Whitty)

Second Session
“Anti-vilification Laws – the Australian Experience and a Natural Law
Dr Augusto Zimmerman (Murdoch University Law School),
Ms Cornelia Koch (Adelaide University) and
Associate Professor Neil Foster (Newcastle University)

Third Session
“Ethics – the Practical Considerations for the Modern Practitioner”
Jonathan Wells QC, Hanson Chambers, South Australian Bar and Dr Suzanne
Le Mire, Senior Lecturer, University of Adelaide Law School

Saturday afternoon activities 
Choices from rugby, Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide Botanic Gardens and Cleland National Park

Saturday Evening: “Jailhouse Rock”
Venue: Old Adelaide Gaol.
7:00 pm

Black Tie Charity Benefit Dinner with dancing and charity art auction.
All profits from Saturday sessions, Jailhouse Rock and the donated art auction are being donated to Catherine House.

Sunday schedule 
Activities and venues for Sunday will be announced at the Friday night reception

For downloadable brochure click here.
For video of Adelaide click here.

Do you wish to register? Head over to our Media section to get the form, click here.