Clinical Legal Supervisor

Job no: 513473
Work type: Fixed term - Part-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Legal, HEO8

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HEO8 $106,561 - $119,550 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation.

Fixed term opportunity available at 0.6FTE until December 2024.

The University of Adelaide is a large and successful university in Australia's Group of Eight research intensive universities, distinguished by its international reputation and commitment to innovation and excellence in research and teaching. 

The Law School, which is part of the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics, operates four free legal advice services as part of its Clinical Legal Education Program and is operated by students from the Law School, under supervision of lawyers and law lecturers. This position is for clinical legal supervision of the Magistrates Court Legal Advice Service (MCLAS) located at the Magistrates Court in Adelaide. Working under general direction of the Clinical Legal Education Director, in this role you will supervise students on placement at the legal advice clinic, manage the mediation volunteer program operated by the MCLAS and have the opportunity to attend/present in the related seminar program.

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 the range of areas likely to be encountered in the minor civil jurisdiction of the SA Magistrates Court, including debt, contract, commercial, property, defamation, negligence, tort, including the range of legislative claims and matters that are dealt with in the Magistrates Court.
  • Demonstrated work experience in providing sound strategic advice, including preparation of reports or similar.
  • Proven experience in supervision of undergraduate law students on clinical placement.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the role of clinical experience in the undergraduate law degree
  • Understanding of and experience in tertiary education in a practical and theoretical context.
  • Capacity to develop, implement and maintain a range of web based and social media resources.
  • Experience in undergraduate or early career practitioner teaching and mentoring.
  • Capacity to manage a busy workload of minor civil cases with up to 8 students at work at a time.


  • A Law Degree, unrestricted Practising Certificate and minimum of 5 years post admission experience.

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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Your faculty's broader role

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, 25 February 2024.

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
M:  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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