Distinguished Speakers Program: Dr David Bennett AC QC

4 August 2011
Dr David Bennett AC QC
Dr David Bennett AC QC


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Life at the Bar

David Bennett suggests that it has always seemed to him that any law graduate who selects any of the careers available to him or her other than the Bar has to be brain-dead. It is like being paid for eating chocolate. To make this proposition good, under the three classifications of sex, religion and politics, he will describe some of his more interesting cases. The subject-matters range from tampons to Tampa, although the alphabetical spread is somewhat wider.

Dr David Bennett AC QCwas the Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia from 1998-2008, and President of the NSW and Australian Bar Associations from 1995-1997. A solicitor (1964) and barrister (1967), Dr Bennett was appointed as a Queen's Counsel in 1979. He is a member of the International Legal Services Advisory Committee and of the Takeovers Panel, and a council member of International Commission of Jurists (Australian and NSW sections) and of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law. He is currently a barrister specialising in appellate advocacy and constitutional law.

This lecture is presented as part of the Sydney Law School Distinguished Speakers Program 2011. Please click here for program details.

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Time: Register from 5.30-pm for 6-7pm lecture, followed by cocktail reception

Location: Sydney Law School, Foyer - Level 2, Building F10, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Cost: Full fee: $25, Sydney Law School alumni: $20; Sydney Uni Students: $10 (incl cocktail reception)

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