Events Calendar ยป 25th Annual Sir Ninian Stephen Lecture

25th Annual Sir Ninian Stephen Lecture

Date and time:
Friday, Friday, 11 August 2017, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location:

Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, Cnr Auckland & Laman Streets, Newcastle

Join the local legal community at The Newcastle Law School’s 25th Annual Sir Ninian Stephen Lecture. The Sir Ninian Stephen Lecture was established in 1993 to mark the arrival of the first group of Bachelor of Laws students at the University of Newcastle. It is delivered by an eminent lawyer each academic year.

This year we welcome The Hon Justice Margaret Beazley AO, President, Court of Appeal of New South Wales.

The Hon Justice Margaret Beazley AO attended the Sydney Law School graduating with Honours in Law in 1974 and was admitted to the New South Wales Bar on 14 March 1975. She was appointed Queens Counsel in 1989. In 1993, she was appointed as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia, the first woman to sit exclusively in that Court. In 1996 her Honour was the first woman appointed to the New South Wales Court of Appeal and in March 2013 was appointed President of the Court of Appeal. She is Chairperson of the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Administrative Law, Patron of the Toongabbie Legal Centre and President of the Arts Law Centre of Australia.

Her Honour was made an Officer in the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List on 12 June 2006 for service to the judiciary and the law, particularly through contributions to professional and ethical standards and to the advancement of women in the legal profession and the community. In May 2008 her Honour was awarded Doctor of Laws honoris causa (Hon LLD) by the University of Sydney and in 2012 was named as one of the inaugural Australian Financial Review/Westpac 100 Women of Influence.

Light refreshments will be provided after the lecture between 6:00pm and 7:00pm.

RSVP: 6 August 2017

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