Former High Court Judge, the Honourable Michael Kirby, will present a guest lecture at The University of Western Australia later this month on "Statutory Interpretation: What on Earth Does it Mean?"
Statutory interpretation is an area of particular interest for Justice Kirby, who has written several articles on the topic.
The lecture, which is free and open to all law students and law alumni, coincides with the UWA Law School's launch of a new unit this year: Legislation in Practice.
Justice Kirby AC CMG served as a High Court judge for 13 years and has twice been Acting Chief Justice of Australia.
He has been active on various international bodies and has served as President of the International Commission of Jurists, Geneva; as a member of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Judicial Reference Group, and as a member of the UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights. In 2010, he was awarded the Gruber Justice Prize.
WHAT: Public lecture, Statutory Interpretation: What on Earth Does it Mean?
DATE: Monday 27 February, 2012
TIME: 9.00am - 9.45am
WHERE: Ernst & Young Lecture Theatre (G.89), UWA Business School ground floor (Hackett entrance 4, P9, off Hackett Drive and Australia II Drive).