1996 …2023

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Personal profile


Adrian Evans has taught, practised law and consulted in a clinical legal education context for thirty five years at LaTrobe and Monash Universities. He was coordinator of Springvale Legal Service Inc. from 1988-2000, the largest Australian clinical site. He is both an academic and a former legal practitioner, with teaching histories in legal systems, legal ethics and multi-disciplinary clinical case supervision. He has empirically examined and published in relation to law students' and lawyers' values, best practice' ethics for lawyers and law firms, quality' clinical-traditional links in law teaching, client attitudes to lawyers, clinical resourcing, evaluation and assessment, legal education and the reduction of poverty, approaches to monitoring and controlling defalcations and the ethical environment in which lawyer's fidelity compensation is addressed locally and internationally, comparative legal ethical frameworks and the virtue ethics implications for legal practice in a struggling and conflicted global legal profession.

Latest publication: The Good Chinese Lawyer, Cambridge University Press, Singapore, 2023.

Clinical activities

Former Coordinator of Springvale Legal Service Inc and former mutli-disciplinary clinical legal supervisor at Monash-Oakleigh Legal Service Inc.

Clinical activities

2019 > Initiating and developing the Faculty of Law Climate Justice Clinic


Applied Ethics/ Integrity

Strengthening community and legal profession sector awareness of corruption, money laundering and poor ethical decision making. Advocation of socially and environmental responsible law school governance, curricula and organisation. Support of research into law firms' environmental credentials. 

Research interests

Australian Legal System

Legal Aid

Legal Education

Legal Ethics

Legal Profession and Practice


Psychology and Law

Monash teaching commitment


NIL, as of 1 August 2016


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Legal Ethics
  • Ethical Infrastructure
  • Lawyers Values
  • Large Law Firms
  • Ethical Behaviour
  • Lawyers' Values
  • Professionalism
  • Ethic Assessment
  • Virtue Ethics

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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