The Law Society of South Australia has called for the Federal Government to investigate the oversupply of law graduates exacerbated by the demand driven funding system for public universities introduced in 2012.

On 13 December 2013, the Law Society sent a submission proposing recommendations for improving the system to ensure that it better meets its objectives, is efficient, is fiscally sustainable and supports innovation and competition in education delivery.

The Society suggests that the study of law should be encouraged, however, school leavers and law students must be provided with full, frank and candid information about career prospects in law and the cost of the law degree before commencing study in order to allow them to make a fully informed decision as to their course of study.

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