Alumna Mary Macken (LLB 1985, LLM 2003) to be awarded French knighthood

22 February 2012

Sydney Law School congratulates alumna Mary Macken (LLB 1985, LLM 2003) on recently been named as a recipient of the Order of Legion d'Honneur. This award is determined by French President Nicolas Sarcozy, and is roughly equivalent to a knighthood.

Ms Macken was President of the Law Society of NSW in 2010, and the award is in recognition of her work in promoting and achieving a close relationship between the Law Society of NSW and the French legal system and bar. More broadly, it recognises her dedication to developing amicable relations between France and Australia.

The award will be presented in Noumea in March 2012.

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