On Thursday 3rd October the Victorian Attorney-General Robert Clark delivered the Melbourne University Law School and Victorian Law Foundation Law Oration 2013.
The topic ‘Tradition and Reform in the Law‘ explored questions surrounding how to maintain tradition in the law whilst also implementing reform to ensure the law best reflects current community values and expectations of justice. As part of the Attorney-General’s speech he recognised the importance of research in informing and contributing to law reform debates. He specifically noted Deakin Criminologist, Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon, for her ‘valuable work’ on defensive homicide reform.
A full copy of the Law Oration can be accessed here.