Christopher Steytler QC, Parliamentary Inspector of the Corruption and Crime Commission of Western Australia, has been appointed as a Winthrop Professor of Law at The University of Western Australia.
Mr Steytler, a former President of the West Australian Court of Appeal, will hold a fractional appointment at the University.
UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson said Mr Steytler was held in the very highest esteem throughout the legal profession.
"Our University looks forward to the contribution from Mr Steytler, one of the best legal minds in the State, to the teaching of law. At UWA, we strive for excellence in teaching in law and the highest standards of research into legal issues."
In addition to teaching aspects of the University's LLB program, Mr Steytler will be undertaking research on behalf of the University and the Law School. He will also be available as a research mentor to academic staff of the School.
Mr Steytler taught ethics to UWA law students when he was a visiting fellow at the University from 1999-2001.
Mr Steytler retired from the WA Supreme Court in January this year after more than 14 years' distinguished service to the Court, including four as President of the Court of Appeal.
Born in Cape Town, South Africa, where he obtained degrees of Bachelor of Arts and of Law, Mr Steytler migrated to Australia with his family in 1976.