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New Dean for Law School


24 April 2007

Professor Gillian Triggs was appointed Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in July 2005
Professor Gillian Triggs was appointed Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in July 2005

Gillian Triggs, an expert in international law and a barrister in the Victorian Supreme Court, has been appointed the new Dean of Law.

Currently the Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Professor Triggs is an international lawyer with publications on World Trade Organisation dispute resolution, energy and resources law, law of the sea, territorial sovereignty, jurisdiction and immunity, international criminal law, international environmental law and human rights. She takes over in October this year from Professor Ron McCallum, who is standing down after over four and a half years as Dean.

Professor Triggs has previously held academic positions in Melbourne, where she graduated in law in 1968 and gained a PhD in 1982. Until 2005 she was the director of the Institute for Comparative and International Law at the University of Melbourne, where she also held a Professorial Chair in Law.

Professor Triggs has maintained an international commercial practice as a consultant in international law to Mallesons Stephen Jaques and has advised governments in the Asia Pacific region on questions relating to sovereignty and jurisdiction. She has also directed several projects for the Asian Development Bank on legal capacity building in Vietnam, Mongolia and Indonesia and has been the Australian Representative on the Council of Jurists for the Asia Pacific Forum for National Human Rights Institutions, and is currently the joint general editor of the International and Comparative Law Quarterly and a member of the editorial boards of the Melbourne Journal of International Law and the International Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law. Her most recent publication is a general text, International Law: Contemporary Principles and Practices, published in 2006.


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