Sydney Law School Distinguished Speakers Program 2011

Lecture program

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP | Geoffrey Robertson QC | The Hon Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE | Dr David Bennett AC QC | The Hon Justice J D Heydon | Dr Robert Austin | Professor Robert McCorquodale | The Hon Martin Ferguson AM, MP | Professor Bernhard Schlink | Noel Pearson

Registration will open approximately 6 weeks prior to each lecture, and prices are inclusive of a cocktail function.

$25 inc GST: full fee
$20 inc GST: Sydney Law School alumni
$10 inc GST: University of Sydney students

Unless otherwise advertised, doors will open at 5.30pm for 6-7pm lecture, followed by a cocktail reception until 8pm.

*Program details may be subject to change - please check this page for details.

For more information:
tel +61 2 9351 0259





 The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP
Shadow Minister for Communications and Broadband, Federal Member for Wentworth


Reflections on Wikileaks, Spycatcher and freedom of the press

Thu 31 March


 Geoffrey Robertson QC Geoffrey Robertson QC
Doughty Street Chambers

BA: LLB; HonLLD (Syd);
BCL (Oxon)
Humanitarian intervention and international law Tue 19 April


 The Hon Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE The Hon Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE
Former Chief Justice of Australia

BA; LLB (Hons)(Syd)

The Rule of Law in the shadow of the giant: the Hong Kong experience

Thu 30 June


 Dr David Bennett AC QC Dr David Bennett AC QC
Wentworth Chambers

BA (Syd); LLB (1st Hons) (Syd); LLM (Harv);
SJD (Harv)

Life at the Bar

Thu 4 August


 The Hon JD Heydon AC

The Hon John Dyson Heydon AC
Justice of the High Court of Australia

BA (Syd); MA (Oxon); BCL (Oxon); LLD (Syd)

Inaugural R P Meagher Lecture: Varieties of judicial method in the late 20th century

Thu 18 August


 Dr Robert Austin Dr Robert Austin
Senior Legal Consultant, Minter Ellison

BA; LLM (Syd);
D Phil (Oxon)

What should we expect our company directors to do?

Thu 1 September


Professor Robert McCorquodale
British Institute of International and Comparative Law

The International Rule of Law and Corporations: Security and Human Rights Challenges

Thu 22 September


 The Hon Martin Ferguson AM, MP

The Hon Martin Ferguson AM, MP
Minister for Resources and Energy; Minister for Tourism

Kevin McCann Lecture on Energy and Resources Law

Tue 27 September


 Professor Bernhard Schlink

Professor Bernhard Schlink
Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany; author of The Reader

Proportionality: the solution that became the problem

Thu 3 November

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Noel Pearson
Director, Cape York  Institute for Policy and Leadership

BA; LLB (Syd)

Title TBC

Tue 8 November

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