2016 Hal Wootten Lecture

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Theatre G04, UNSW Law Building

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Sydney, NSW 2052

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UNSW Law presents the 2016 Hal Wootten Lecture:
Lawyers and Politics delivered by Bret Walker SC

About the lecture:
The Hal Wootten Lecture is the highlight of the Faculty's year and commemorates Hal Wootten's founding vision for the Law School: ‘A Law School should have and communicate to its students a keen concern for those on whom the law bears harshly.’

The 2016 Hal Wootten Lecture, delivered by Bret Walker SC under the title Lawyers and Politics, suggests tensions both problematic and productive for lawyers' participation in public life.

About the speaker:

Bret Walker has been a barrister since 1979 and took silk in 1993. He has appeared many times in the High Court. His practice is now largely appellate and covers a wide variety of areas of law.

Out of the courtroom, he has served as President of the Law Council of Australia and President of The New South Wales Bar Association. He is currently the nominee of the New South Wales Bar Association on the Legal Services Council; the new body responsible for the Uniform Law regulation of NSW and Victorian practitioners.

He has conducted various governmental enquiries involving issues such as post-mortem practices, alleged hospital shortcomings and improvements to Sydney Ferries. He was, during 2011-2014, Australia’s inaugural Independent National Security Legislation Monitor with a focus on counter-terrorist legislation and its operation. In 2005 he delivered to the St James' Ethics Centre Lawyers Lecture, an address entitled Lawyers and Money.

Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.

The lecture will be followed by a cocktail reception.

This event is free to attend, we ask that you register for catering purposes.

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Theatre G04, UNSW Law Building

Union Road

Sydney, NSW 2052

Australia

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