In this short article, we examine how the University of Adelaide’s Law School responded in its approach to teaching during the challenges of COVID-19, the opportunities revealed, and the immediate and longer-term implications of such responses.


Peter Burdon

Peter Burdon is an Associate Professor and Deputy Dean of Law, The University of Adelaide, Australia. Prof. Burdon is the Director of the Australasia chapter of the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment, and he sits on the steering committee of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Ethics Specialist Group and the Ecological Law and Governance Association. His research uses interdisciplinary materials from sociology, political science, economics, philosophy, history, and environmental studies. Prof. Burdon is an expert in environmental theory and has written and edited books on Earth Jurisprudence, Earth Democracy, and Hannah Arendt.

Paul Babie

Paul Babie is an Adelaide Law School Professor of Property Law and the Director of the Law and Religion Project of the Research Unit for the Study of Society, Ethics and Law, The University of Adelaide, Australia. From 2007 to 2017 Prof. Babie was Associate Dean of Law (Research) and from 2017 to 2019, Associate Dean of Law (International). Paul’s research, throughout his career, has involved asking what property is and how, if at all, it can be justified. He has explored those questions from legal theoretical and from theological perspectives. Prof. Babie was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law in 2017.

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COVID-19 and the Adelaide Law School, Australia