Andrew Lynch

Andrew Lynch

Professor Lynch says this appointment is an honour, especially in the faculty’s 50th anniversary year.

Emeritus Professor Hal Wootten AC QC, founding Dean of UNSW Law & Justice

Emeritus Professor Hal Wootten passed away during the night of 27 July, leaving behind a world where the law can finally meet justice.

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UNSW celebrates the Centre’s successful engagement in key public law debates, human rights charters, technology and the law.

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Susan Kiefel's first year as Chief Justice of the High Court has been marked by a welcome degree of consensus, writes Andrew Lynch.

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Andrew Lynch writes the release of much-awaited papers from the parliamentary archives will lead to new appraisals of Lionel Murphy's life and work – including his alleged "misbehaviour".

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Recently retired Chief Justice Robert French maintained an exceptionally low rate of dissent during his term, according to analysis by UNSW Law.

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There are strong reasons to think Susan Kiefel's era as chief justice of the High Court will be “business as usual", writes Andrew Lynch.

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Dissent on the bench of Australia's highest court was at a record low in 2015, according to an annual study of the High Court's decisions. 

Law, scales

Australia’s method of appointing judges to its highest courts is opaque and informal, writes Andrew Lynch.

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Reports that Treasurer Joe Hockey has refused to back down on plans to strip $4 billion from school and hospital funding in the May budget will do little to repair relations between the States and the Commonwealth, writes Andrew Lynch.

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