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Legal giant helps celebrate student achievements

One of the country’s most outstanding legal minds recently helped celebrate the achievements of Faculty of Law students.

Former Justice of the High Court of Australia the Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG was joined by Faculty of Law Dean Professor Margaret Otlowski and staff members in congratulating a number of students for their academic achievements.

Professor Kirby is an Adjunct Professor at the University’s Faculty of Law.

The presentation ceremony was part of Prof Kirby’s day-long visit to Tasmania which began with a Clarity/26TEN breakfast, hosted by the Faculty and Law Society of Tasmania.

Professor Kirby spoke on the law and plain language, outlining the 10 rules lawyers can use to write cleanly and plainly.

He also presented a lecture on the use of international human rights in the interpretation of federal legislation and the federal Constitution, hosted a postgraduate roundtable discussion and met with the student editorial board of the University-published Journal of Law Information and Science (JLIS). Professor Kirby is Chairman of the board.

He also held a clinical legal education forum, Learning to be a Lawyer, for undergraduate clinical legal education students and junior members of the profession.

Professor Kirby’s visit concluded with a meet and greet function attended by Faculty of Law staff and students and law professionals.

Published on: 05 May 2017 3:23pm