Former High Court Chief Justice the Hon Robert French AC has joined the UWA Law School.
In his new role, Adjunct Professor French will contribute to the research, teaching and community engagement activities of the School.
Since commencing at the UWA Law School in January 2017, Adjunct Professor French has already delivered a range of public lectures and seminars on matters ranging from environmental justice and the US influence on the Australian legal system. He has also engaged with students through guest lectures in Constitutional Law and International Law.
Adjunct Professor French served as Chief Justice of the High Court for eight years, and before that as a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia, President of the National Native Title Tribunal, and President of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law, among other roles.
Dean of the UWA Law School, Associate Professor Natalie Skead, said Adjunct Professor French would make an invaluable contribution to the work of the School.
“The former Chief Justice studied Law and Science at UWA many years ago, and we are delighted that he has returned to the University and the Law School,” Associate Professor Skead said.
Verity Chia (Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education) (+61 8) 6488 1346