2023 George Winterton Memorial Lecture – Law School: Events 2023 George Winterton Memorial Lecture – Law School: Events

2023 George Winterton Memorial Lecture

2023 George Winterton Memorial Lecture: Judicial review of legislative and executive action – acceptance and resentment – lessons from a comparative perspective.

Speaker: The Honourable Susan Kiefel AC, Chief Justice of Australia

In-person event

The George Winterton Memorial Lecture was established to commemorate the outstanding and lasting contribution of Professor George Winterton to constitutional law scholarship and teaching.

About the Lecture

The 2023 Winterton Lecture examines the reaction to recent decisions of the courts of the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Australia in controversial matters from the governments of the day and politicians. Historically, there has been a general acceptance of the need for judicial review and the role of the courts in undertaking it. It enquires whether there is evident change in the acceptance of the decisions of the courts as authoritative and whether there may be other impacts on the courts. Immediately following the Lecture, there will be a reception in the Foyer of the Banco Court at which the 5th edition of Winterton’s Australian Federal Constitutional Law will be launched by the Hon A S Bell, Chief Justice of New South Wales.

About the Speaker

Susan Mary Kiefel AC was appointed Chief Justice of Australia on 30 June 2017. Her Honour was educated in Queensland and received an LLM from the University of Cambridge. She became a Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1993 and of the Federal Court in 1994. She has served as part-time Commissioner of the Australian Law Reform Commission (2003-2007) and held a commission as Justice of the Supreme Court of Norfolk Island from 2004.

She is an Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge; a Doctor of the University of Griffith University; an LLD (honoris causa) from the Universities of Queensland and Adelaide; an Honorary Bencher of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn; an Honorary Professor of Law in the University of Hong Kong, and a titular member of the International Academy of Comparative Law. In 2011, she was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia.

Date: Friday 17 February 2023
Time: 5.30-6.45pm AEDT
(Registration from 5pm, cocktail reception to follow lecture at 6.45pm together with the launch of the 5th Edition of Winterton’s Australia Federal Constitutional Law.)
Venue: Banco Court, Supreme Court of New South Wales ,184 Phillip Street, Sydney.
George Winterton Memorial Fund

Friends and colleagues of the late Professor George Winterton are invited to make a gift to the Memorial Fund named in his honour. Gifts to the Fund will support activities at Sydney Law School in the area of Constitutional Law in memory of Professor Winterton and the continuation of his work. For further information or to make your gift, please contact Professor Peter Gerangelos, Convenor of the Winterton Memorial Fund and Winterton Lecture Series on peter.gerangelos@sydney.edu.au.


This lecture is proudly hosted by The University of Sydney Law School and The University of Western Australia Law School.


Feb 17 2023


5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

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Supreme Court of NSW
Banco Court, Queens Square, 184 Philip Street, Sydney


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02 9351 0248

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