Dear Alumni and Friends,
On behalf of all at Melbourne Law School, I extend our very best wishes to you at this festive time.
With Professor Carolyn Evans commencing as Dean early in the new year, I wish to extend you my personal thanks for the support you have given to me as Dean this year. It has been a privilege to lead such a vibrant hub of legal research and learning.
As I reflect on what has been a very strong year for the Law School, two highlights stand out. The first is undoubtedly the visit of the Chief Justice of the United States, the Honourable John G. Roberts, Jr. Students, staff, alumni and friends all benefitted from the exceptional opportunity to learn from such a significant legal figure.
The second highlight was the Law School’s success in obtaining over $1 million in grants for Australian Research Council Discovery Projects. These grants are vital in ensuring that the Law School is engaged at the forefront of legal research and development.
Thank you once again, and I wish you all an enjoyable and relaxing summer.
Michael Crommelin AO
Zelman Cowen Professor of Law
Dean, Melbourne Law School
Law School highlights
Our Top 10 for 2010
It has been a great year for our Law School - here are our Top 10 highlights:
1. Visit by the Chief Justice of the United States of America.
2. MLS awarded over $1 million in Australian Research Council grants.
3. Professor Tim McCormack appointed to the International Criminal Court.
4. Alumna Julia Gillard becomes first female Prime Minister of Australia.
5. 140 legal and business professionals mentor our first year JD students.
6. Alumnus the Hon. Michael Black AC awarded the University's highest honour.
7. Emeritus Professor Harold Ford turns 90.
8. Professor Dr. Iur. Adnan Buyung Nasution becomes an honorary professor.
9. The first students embark on joint degrees at Oxford and NYU.
10. Professor Carolyn Evans appointed as first female Dean of Melbourne Law School.
Rekindling old friendships
This year we met up with alumni from the 1940s, '50s, '60s and 1970s. Here are some moments from the '70s reunion.
Beate McManus, Julienne Parsons and David Burridge
Jennifer Scovell and Christine McCarthy
Pamela Darling, Barbara Whalen and Barbara Paterson
Maria Jockel, Paul Lacava & Kathryn Kings
Robert Allandale, Michael Sassella, Ann Wollner and Ralph Wollner
Daniel Minogue and Richard Eager
A year of thought-provoking presentations
In 2010, Melbourne Law School hosted over 200 events - everything from public lectures to policy roundtables.
Here are a few of the thought-provoking speakers seen at the Law School and the University of Melbourne this year. If you missed them the first time - you can watch their presentations online.
Stay tuned to eBrief in 2011, to hear first about our exciting program of speakers and events.
Read all about it
Melbourne Law School News - Out Now
Landing in your letterbox this week, Melbourne Law School News is full of alumni news and events.
Stay in touch with fellow alumni and your law school - read about:
Professor Carolyn Evans is introduced as the 15th Dean of Melbourne Law School.
Global Partnerships, in this edition we focus on our partnership with NYU Law School.
Alumnus Zili Shao talks about being Chairman and CEO of Chinese Operations at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Chief Justice of the United States, the Hon. John G. Roberts, Jr's visit to the Law School.
Alumnus Jason Pobjoy discusses his research into the world's most neglected children.
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Did you miss the News?
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Awards and achievements
Alumni among new silks
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Hon. Marilyn Warren AC, recently announced the appointment of 15 new Senior Counsel - ten of whom are Melbourne Law School alumni.
The Law School warmly congratulates:
- Andrew Moulds (LLB 1976)
- Justin Bourke (LLM 1989)
- Albert Monichino (GDipIPLaw 1996)
- Edward Woodward (LLB 1982)
- Samantha Marks (LLB 1986) (pictured right)
- Daryl Williams (LLB 1987)
- Georgina Schoff (LLB 1989) (pictured right)
- Philip Solomon (LLB(Hons) 1991)
- Wendy Harris (LLB(Hons) 1991)
- David Batt (LLB(Hons) 1991)
Watch the podcast of the Appointments Ceremony
Read the Chief Justice's comments at the Appointments Ceremony
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Alumni among 2010 Movers and Shakers
It was wonderful to see several alumni and friends among 2010 Movers & Shakers: The top 25 game changers in Lawyers Weekly.
Guess who's coming to dinner?
Welcome to Melbourne Program
Alumni are invited to host an international AusAID scholarship student in their home for dinner and make a difference to their Melbourne experience.
Find out more
Faculty in the media
Alastair Nicholson comments in, Government should stop villifying Assange, ABC TV News, 8 December 2010.
Tim Lindsey writes, 'Real Islam' in action in Indonesia, The Australian, 8 December 2010.
David Brennan writes, Balanced measures, not blanket bans, needed on patenting biotechnology, The Age, 6 December 2010.
Carolyn Evans comments in Believe this, or else, The Age, 2 December 2010.
Harold Ford discussed in, Ford on show at 90, Law Institute Journal, 1 December 2010.
Tim McCormack was named one in Melbourne's Top 100 inspirational people, the melbourne magazine, The Age, 10 December 2010.
Alumni in the media
Mark Leibler (LLB(Hons) 1966), Terror channel 'inciting racism', The Australian, 14 December 2010.
Peter Khalil (LLB 1996), Iran's nuclear plans give West a tough choice, The Australian, 14 December 2010.
Jeremy Cooper (LLB(Hons) 1984) , Don't dilute super reform: Cooper, The Australian, 13 December 2010.
Alan Tudge (LLB(Hons) 1995), Raise teacher entry levels and lower barrier to high flyers, The Australian, 13 December 2010.
Barry Jones (LLB 1966), The publishing future is in your hands, The Age, 16 December 2010.
Phil Lynch (LLB(Hons) 1999), Human right must not be party political, The Age, 13 December 2010.
Elizabeth O’Shea (LLB(Hons) 2006), Urge for PM to protect rights of WikiLeaks founder, The Australian, 10 December 2010.
Barry Jones (LLB 1966), Doing nothing on climate is a fool's wager, The Age, 7 December 2010.
Gareth Evans (LLB(Hons) 1967), Leaks, damned leaks, The Age, 3 December 2010.
John Riordan (LLB 1966), If we are to have this archaic nonsense, give us justice, The Australian, 3 December 2010.
Peter Faris QC (LLB 1962), Charter opens door to Sharia law recognition, The Australian, 3 December 2010.
Samantha Marks SC (LLB 1986), Wendy Harris SC (LLB(Hons) 1991), Georgina Schoff SC (LLB 1989), Work and family in balance at the Bar, The Australian, 3 December 2010.
Colin McDonald (LLB 1975), Frank Brennan (LLB 1977, LLM 1980), Frank Vincent (LLB 1959) and Frank Costigan (LLB 1952), A new life in the lap of the gods, Sydney Morning Herald, 27 November 2010.
Jeremy Cooper (LLB(Hons) 1984), Super review chairman takes on private sector role, The Australian, 27 November 2010.
Paul Quinn (LLB 1984), More power to the people, The Age, 25 November 2010.
Greg Hunt (LLB(Hons) 1990), Higher bills are an unfair way to cut carbon, National Times, 22 November 2010.
Louis Waller (LLB (Hons) 1956), Website a treasure chest of Yiddish migrant history, The Age, 22 November 2010.