Melbourne Law School alumni awarded top honoursJanuary 27, 2012
The Governor of Victoria and Melbourne Law School alumnus, The Hon. Alex Chernov AC QC has been appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in an Australia Day honours list that recognised a host of notable legal figures.
The former Supreme Court Judge and University of Melbourne Chancellor was awarded Australia’s greatest civic honour in recognition of his distinguished career in law and his significant role in legal education in Australia.
From Melbourne Law School via the Victorian Bar to Melbourne’s Government House, Mr Chernov is a former chairman of the Victoria Bar, vice president of the Australian Bar Association and president of the Australian Law Council. In 2009 he became Chancellor of the University of Melbourne. Last year Mr Chernov, who arrived in post-war Australia as a 10-year-old boy with his Russian parents, was inaugurated as the 28th Governor of Victoria.
Mr Chernov was just one of 10 Melbourne Law School alumni and community members recognised this year for their diverse contributions and service to their fellow citizens. Melbourne Law School would like to congratulate the following alumni on their honours:
Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AC)
His Excellency the Honourable Alex Chernov AO QC (LLB(Hons) 1967)
Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO)
The Honourable Justice Diana Bryant AO (LLB 1969)
Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM)
The Honourable Rosemary Anne Balmford AM (LLB(Hons) 1955)
Mr Bryan Andrew Keon-Cohen AM QC (LLB 1973, LLM 1975)
Mr Ian Andrew Renard AM (LLB(Hons) 1970, LLM 1972, LLD 2009)
Mr Robert Stewart AM (LLB(Hons 1972)
Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM)
Mr John B Arthur OAM (LLB 1968)
Mr Brian Stirtevant Barrow OAM (LLB 1980)
Melbourne Law School community
Melbourne Law School also congratulates former professorial fellow, Professor Geoffrey Lindell and former advisory board member and chair, the Hon. Peter Heerey QC, who were both appointed Members of the Order of Australia.
The Honourable Peter Cadden Heerey AM QC
Professor Geoffrey John Lindell AM