October 8, 2015
Law Reform Commission President presents Goldring Lecture
Professor Rosalind Croucher visits UOW for annual Goldring Lecture and scholarship announcement.
The President of the Australian Law Reform Commission, Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, will present this year’s Goldring Lecture on 9 October as one of the key events for 25 years of law at UOW.
The free public Goldring Lecture honours Jack Goldring (1943-2009) who was UOW’s Foundation Dean of Law from 1990 to 1995 and was subsequently appointed as a Judge of the District Court of NSW. He also served as a Commissioner of the Australian Law Reform Commission and the NSW Law Reform Commission. The title of Professor Croucher’s talk is ‘Jack Goldring – A Man for All Seasons’.
The School of Law also awarded the $10,000 Goldring Scholarship to Christina McLellan (pictured below with Dean of Law Professor Warwick Gullett and Professor Croucher) . The scholarship supports an outstanding law student committed to social justice.
Professor Croucher has been the President of the Australian Law Reform Commission since December 2009. Her distinguished career encompasses legal education comprising 25 years in university teaching and management, including as Dean of Law at Macquarie University and Acting Dean of Law at the University of Sydney.
She has lectured and published extensively, principally in the fields of equity, trusts, property, inheritance and legal history. She has written or edited nine books and authored more than 100 publications including book chapters, encyclopaedia entries, journal articles, casenotes and conference papers.
Professor Croucher has been Commissioner-in-charge of eight law reform inquiries, including Client Legal Privilege, Secrecy Laws, Family Violence (twice), Discovery, Age Barriers, Disability Laws and is currently in charge of the Freedoms Inquiry.
In 2014 she was acknowledged for her contributions to public policy as one of Australia’s ‘100 Women of Influence’ in The Australian Financial Review and Westpac awards; and for her ‘outstanding contribution to the legal profession’ role in supporting and advancing women in the legal profession she was awarded the Australian Women Lawyer’s award. In this year’s Australia Day Honours list, Professor Croucher was conferred the award of Member of the Order of Australia for “significant service to the law as an academic, to legal reform and education, to professional development, and to the arts”.