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Book launch: Dynamic and Principled – The Influence of Sir Anthony Mason

Book launch: Dynamic and Principled – The Influence of Sir Anthony Mason

 

In-person event

The University of Sydney Law School and The Federation Press are delighted to invite you to the launch of Dynamic and Principled: The Influence of Sir Anthony Mason. This collection of essays from eminent judges, prominent practitioners and leading scholars analyses the work of one of the most important lawyers in Australian history, Sir Anthony Mason, Justice of the High Court of Australia from 1972 to 1987 and Chief Justice of Australia from 1987 to 1995.

The book will be launched by The Honourable Justice Stephen Gageler AC, in the presence of Sir Anthony and Professor William Gummow. The launch will be followed by a cocktail reception.

About Dynamic and Principled: The Influence of Sir Anthony Mason 

Supported by The Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History and published by The Federation Press, the book is primarily concerned with the law that Sir Anthony, with his fellow judges, declared and developed over his career in Australia on the High Court and subsequently in Hong Kong as one of the first Non-Permanent Judges on the Court of Final Appeal.

The range of topics in this book reflects the extraordinarily wide and lasting influence he had on Australian law and beyond, and on law-makers, judges, academics, students and lawyers over decades in Australia.

The twenty-six contributors include five former associates to Sir Anthony who now hold senior judicial appointments themselves; members of the University of Sydney Law School, including William Gummow, who succeeded Sir Anthony on the High Court; and leading specialists at the Bar, the Australian National University, the National University of Singapore, and the University of New South Wales.

The book will be available for purchase on the evening, at a 10% discount.

Information about the book.

Editors

The Hon. Justice Stephen Gageler AC will launch the book.

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Time: Wednesday 6 July 2022
Launch proceedings start at 5.30pm (registration from 5pm), followed by a cocktail reception concluding at 7pm.

Venue: Banco Court, Supreme Court of New South Wales ,184 Phillip Street, Sydney.
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About Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE CBE QC

The Hon Sir Anthony Frank Mason was a Justice of the High Court from 1972 to 1987, and Chief Justice from 1987 to 1995. He graduated from the University of Sydney with Bachelor degrees in Arts and Law, and was admitted to the NSW Bar in 1951. During World War II he served in the RAAF. He was appointed a Queen’s Counsel (QC) in 1964, and served as Commonwealth Solicitor-General during 1964–69. He was a Judge of the NSW Court of Appeal (1969–72) and Pro-Chancellor at the Australian National University (1972–75). Anthony Mason’s other civil honours include appointment as a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1969, Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) in 1972, Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 1988.

 

This event is presented by the  University of Sydney Law School and The Federation Press. 

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Date

Jul 06 2022

Time

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

More Info

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Location

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

Organizer

Professional Learning & Community Engagement
Phone
02 9351 0248
Email
law.events@sydney.edu.au
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