Sculpture of the Goddess Nike, by jennifer mann, in wilson hall foyer. nikE stands tall on the University crest.
Dear Alumni and Friends,
I am delighted to announce that the Chief Justice of the United States, the Honourable John G Roberts, Jr, will deliver a public lecture at Melbourne Law School on Tuesday 27 July 2010.
Notably, this will be the first time that a Chief Justice of the United States will address a public audience in Australia. Chief Justice Roberts will discuss the origins of the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution.
Chief Justice Roberts graduated from Harvard Law School; he then undertook clerkships with Judge Henry J Friendly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and then-Associate Justice William H Rehnquist of the Supreme Court of the United States. He went on to serve the Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations as well as spending many years in private practice in Washington DC. He was nominated to the Supreme Court by President George W Bush and took his seat in September 2005.
The Law School is honoured to host such a distinguished guest in Chief Justice Roberts. He is one of the outstanding legal leaders and thinkers of our time and I do hope you will join us for this special event.
Michael Crommelin AO
Dean, Zelman Cowen Professor of Law
international public lecture
Chief Justice of the United States
The International Public Lecture is the first time that a Chief Justice of the United States will address a public audience in Australia. Join us for this rare opportunity to hear from one of the outstanding legal leaders and thinkers of our time.
Date: 6:30pm, Tuesday 27 July
Place: Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham St, Carlton.
Numbers are strictly limited for this event - Register now
UPCOMING ASIAN SEMINAR SERIES
Shanghai, Beijing and Kuala Lumpur
Melbourne Law School warmly invites alumni and friends in Shanghai, Beijing and Kuala Lumpur to attend special seminar events during July. At each event Andrew Godwin, Associate Director of the Asian Law Centre, Melbourne Law School will present a topical seminar and host a reception afterward.
Asian Seminar Program
- Beijing - 8 July 2010 - Legal Services and the Great Fees Debate.
- Shanghai - 14 July 2010 - Legal Services and the Great Fees Debate.
- Kuala Lumpur - 20 July 2010 - Liberalisation of Legal Practice in Asia & Implications for Firms in Malaysia.
Register your attendance
Melbourne Law Masters: Get the Professional Edge
The Melbourne Law Masters offers more than 200 programs across 20 specialist areas. You can tailor a course to suit your individual professional development needs.
Our programs draw upon the latest legal professional expertise with academic excellence, offering an insight into new and emerging areas of law, leading conjunction with advice from the judiciary, leading law firms, industry and the Bar to ensure that the program is at the forefront of legal thinking and practice.
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AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Alumna becomes first female Prime Minister
Melbourne Law School has celebrated another landmark achievement of one of its alumni with the appointment of Julia Gillard (LLB 1987) as first female Prime Minister of Australia. Ms Gillard follows three fellow alumni to have held the office.
Melbourne Law School Prime Ministerial Roll Call:
Alfred Deakin - (1903-4, 05-8, 09-10); Sir Robert Menzies (1939-41, 49-66); Harold Holt (1966-7)
Justice Nettle encourages students at Awards Night
Alumnus Justice Geoffrey Nettle (LLB (Hons) 1975) encouraged students to reach beyond their comfort zones - even if they were uncertain, as he delivered the Occasional Address at this year's Student Awards Ceremony.
The ceremony saw 111 students recognised with 134 awards. Thank you to each of the 70 firms and benefactors for your continued support.
Read a full list of winners, awards and sponsors.
Listen to Justice Nettle's speech
Queens Birthday Honours
Congratulations to alumni who received Queen’s Birthday honours: -
Graeme Samuel AC (LLB 1968)
The Hon Justice Geoffrey Giudice AO (LLB 1971)
Elizabeth Proust AO (LLB 1985)
The Hon Justice Linda Dessau AM (LLB(Hons) 1973)
Chuen Ren Lim OAM (GDipConstrLaw 2001)
Hugh Cameron CSC (GDipMilLaw 2002)
Read all University of Melbourne alumni who were honoured
Construction Law - Brooking Prize
Named in honour of the Hon Robert Brooking AO QC (LLB 1953), the Society of Construction Law recently awarded several alumni prizes in its 2010 competition.
Congratulations to Trevor Thomas (LLM 2006) The Brooking Prize, David Ulbrick (LLB 2005) Second Prize, Moshe Ross (LLB 2010) Highly Commended, Teena Zhang (LLB (Hons) 2009) Commended, Wayne Jocic (LLB (Hons) 2002) Commended.
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exclusive alumni BENEFITS
Melbourne Museum: Family Day
Melbourne Museum is set to open its doors exclusively to alumni and their families, for a free viewing of the 600 million years: Victoria evolves exhibition on Sunday 1 August. Alumni can bring three family members.
Alumni and their family members will be granted exclusive access to the Science and Life Gallery and Children’s Gallery any time from 8:00-10:00am, before the Museum is opened to the public. You are welcome to stay on after 10am to continue exploring the Museum and its other galleries.
For more information
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LISTEN to a GREAT PODCAST
"Does Judicial Independence Matter?"
Melbourne Law School and the Victoria Law Foundation were honoured to host the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Hon Marilyn Warren as she presented "Does Judicial Independence Matter?" for the 2010 Law Week Oration recently.
Chief Justice Warren suggested that the community should be alert to the ways judicial independence can be eroded, saying "It is the Judiciary that is always vigilant and protective of the citizen and the state within which the citizen lives".
Listen to Chief Justice Warren's speech
Read a transcript of Chief Justic Warren's speech
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Faculty in the media
Tim McCormack, Gerry Simpson, Sundhya Pahuja, "Who's afraid of international law?", Lecture podcasts now online.
Jacqueline Horan, Jury chosen randomly best for community, The Age, 6 July 2010.
Tim Lindsey, Need for Asian languages to be taught in Australia, 7:30 Report ABCTV, 9 June 2010.
Yoriko Otomo, Regulating life, Animals and Biodiversity Conservation, Voice, 8 June 2010.
Ian Ramsay, Home loan fees a problem for consumers, Visions, 6 June 2010.
Tim Lindsey, The power of speech, The Australian, 21 May 2010.
Peter Norden, Police training questioned after second death in custody, Lateline ABC TV, 24 May 2010.
Ian Ramsay, Middle class hit by bankruptcies, The Age, 24 May 2010.
Caron Beaton-Wells, UK cartel trial implosion causes shockwaves, Australian Financial Review, 20 May 2010.
Jeremy Gans, Court dismisses DNA appeal case, The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 May 2010.
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Alumni in the media
Karen Abidi (LLB (Hons) 1995, LLM 2007), Genetic patenting needs to consider public interest, National Times, 6 July 2010.
Cath Bowtell (LLB 1986), Melbourne will be a tough test, The Age, 6 July 2010.
Andrew Lacy (LLB (Hons) 1999), Aussie in Silicon Valley strikes gold after Disney buyout, The Age, 2 July 2010.
Malcolm Speed (LLB 1970), Howard would have sustained the ICC, The Age, 1 July 2010.
Tania de Jong (LLB (Hons) 1988), Hugh Morgan (LLB 1963), Helping women in Nepal help themselves, The Age, 5 July 2010.
Charles Sweeney (LLB(Hons) 1970), Duncan Allen (LLB 1977), Decision due on historic chambers, The Age, 28 June 2010.
Alan Goldberg (LLB (Hons) 1962), Beyond the bench, The Age, 3 July 2010.
Elizabeth O'Shea (LLB (Hons) 2006), Ancient law threatens freedom of speech, National Times, 14 June 2010.
Michael Duffy (LLB 1989, LLM 2005), Confusion reigns as Telstra and NBN Co talk, The Age, 11 June 2010.
Peter Faris (LLB 1962), Overland must face enquiry by AFP, The Australian, 11 June 2010.
Dick Gross (LLM 1985), NSW ethics blue (not State of Origin), National Times, 7 June 2010.
Simon McKeon (LLB 1978), Ten years on, the takeovers panel has grown up, The Weekend Australian, 5 June 2010.
Russell Caplan (LLB 1968), Shell Stalwart set to hand over the chairman's reins, The Weekend Australian, 5 June 2010.
Philip Alston (LLB(Hons) 1972, LLM 1976), United Nations Critical of US Assassination by Drones, The Age, 3 June 2010.
Tony Cutcliffe (MCommLaw 2001), Many must share the bushfire blame, The Australian, 3 June 2010.
Karen Abidi (LLB(Hons) 1995, LLM 2007): Artists gain legal clout with ruling on fakes, National Times, 3 June 2010.
John Denton (LLB 1982), Don't spook the punters, The Age, May 24 2010.
Sam Strong (LLB (Hons) 2001), Young gun to lead theatrical challenge, The Australian, 24 May 2010.
Steve Vizard (LLB 1980), Talking Back, The Sunday Age, 23 May 2010.
Alan Hunt (LLB 1950), Greg Hunt (LLB (Hons) 1990), Alan Tudge (LLB (Hons) 1995), Kelly O'Dwyer (LLB (Hons) 1999), Rufus Black (LLB (Hons) 1991), John Roskam (LLB (Hons) 1991), Nicola Roxon (LLB (Hons) 1990), Hunt plans running to schedule,
The Age, 22 May 2010.
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