Clinical Legal Education Supervisor

Job no: 513013
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time, Fixed term - Part-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Legal, HEO8, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

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 (HEO8) $106,561 to $119,550 per annum (pro rata) plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

Fixed term opportunity available at 0.6FTE until December 2024.

The Law School operates four free legal advice services as part of its Clinical Legal Education program. The Services are operated by students from the Law School, under the supervision of lawyers and law lecturers.

The Clinical Legal Education Supervisor is the supervisor of the Adelaide Legal Outreach Service and the Equal Opportunity Legal Advice Service. Each of which operate in the Law School premises at North Terrace. Each clinic operates for one day per week during semester 1 and 2 (13 weeks) and for two days per week in Summer Semester (6 weeks). One day of out of clinic work is allocated for each week of operation.

Working under general direction, the Clinical Legal Education (CLE) Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of students on placement at the legal advice clinics. Responsibilities will include professional guidance, mentoring, case management and project support for students. In addition, this role will be responsible for independent day to day management of the services, including the implementation of relevant University policies and practices, maintaining and operating the services, implementing and updating electronic resources, and risk management. The CLE Supervisor will work within nominated budgets to achieve clinic outcomes, and will have a flexible and adaptive approach to the operating needs of the clinics within the broader legal community and in accordance with Law School objectives.


To be successful you will need:

  • Significant knowledge of the legal profession and legal practice in South Australia.
  • Proven experience in independently managing a busy legal practice.
  • Capacity to work across a range of legal areas including civil, minor criminal, family, administrative, debt, statutory.
  • Demonstrated work experience in providing sound strategic advice, including preparation of reports or similar.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervision of undergraduate law students on clinical placement.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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The Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics is a place of innovative practice and thought leadership across a diverse range of disciplines. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and has strong connections with business and industry, including internationally.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 5 December 2023.

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Margaret Castles
Senior Lecturer, Adelaide Law School
P: 0429 001 024

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 

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