The University of Western Australia extends its deepest sympathies to the family of former WA Chief Justice and UWA law graduate David Malcolm, who has died aged 76.
Mr Malcolm completed his law degree in 1959 and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship the following year. During his studies at Oxford University, he was appointed an Honorary Fellow of Wadham College.
Mr Malcolm was admitted as a legal practitioner in 1964, appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1980 and served as Chief Justice of Western Australia from 1988 to 2005. He was made a Companion of the Order of Australia and WA Citizen of the Year in 2000.
UWA recognised Mr Malcolm's outstanding contribution to the legal profession with an Honorary Degree in 2008. Former Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson said during the graduation ceremony that graduates from the Law School had "helped build the society which we now enjoy; and they are also responding to challenges and opportunities around the globe".
"There is no better example of this than highly respected former Chief Justice, David Malcolm, who we honour tonight with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws," Professor Robson said.
"David is a graduate of this University who has left a very positive mark on the national legal landscape."
David Stacey (UWA Media Manager) (+61 8) 6488 3229 / (+61 4) 32 637 716