Professor Greg Tolhurst appointed as Acting Dean

30 July 2012

Sydney Law School is pleased to announce that Professor Greg Tolhurst has been appointed as Acting Dean.

Professor Tolhurst commences his term from Monday, 30 July and undertakes the role following his duties as Pro Dean.

The move comes following the appointment of former Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs as the next President of the Australian Human Rights Commission.

"I would like to congratulate Professor Triggs on her appointment and to acknowledgeher achievements as Dean of Sydney Law School since late 2007," Professor Tolhurst said.

"Professor Triggs guided the Faculty through a number of significant developments including the move to our state-of-art building on main campus from downtown and the introduction of the Sydney Juris Doctor (JD).

"Her curriculum reform has strengthened Sydney Law School's tradition of educating students to practise in an increasingly transnational and international legal environment.

"Her leadership has left us in a very good position and with a strong international reputation for our teaching and research.

"I am grateful to the University for trusting me with this new role and looking forward to working with my colleagues over the coming months as wedeal with the challenges ahead, search for a new Dean and then open a new page in the history of the law school."

Professor Tolhurst's research interests lie in the areas of contract law and personal property.

His ground-breaking work Assignment of Contractual Rights is internationally renowned.

He is a co-author of Formation of Contracts and Contract Law in Australia.

Professor Tolhurst is also an editor or the Journal of Contract Law, a co-editor of the Commercial Law Quarterly a consultant editor of Carter on Contract and a consultant with Freehills.

He completed a Master of Laws (LLM) at Sydney Law School and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of New South Wales.

He also has an interest in the law relating to art and antiquities.

Contact: Greg Sherington

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