Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum, AO wins the Michael Kirby Lifetime Achievement Award

31 July 2013

Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum, AO on winning the Michael Kirby Lifetime Achievement Award for for excellence in mentoring and teaching.

Emertius Professor McCallum received the award at the 2013 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards, held in Melbourne at Crown Casino on Friday, 26 July.

Receiving the award, Emeritus Professor McCallum said, "I think the rules that govern what we can and cannot do at work, fairness and justice, are one of the hallmarks of a democratic polity.

"I think lawyering is very much an apprentice system.

"Our job is to help them along the beginning of the road, learn some law and, more particularly, think like lawyers.

"I am honoured to join esteemed past [Michael Kirby Lifetime Achievement Award] winners such as Elizabeth Evatt and Sir Laurence Street, and I am even more overjoyed to receive an Award named after Mary's and my friend, and no doubt a friend to many of you all.

"I have known him for 35 years and he is the most marvellous man, Justice Michael Kirby.

"Bless you, thank you and all the best."

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