Bond Law students take "two minutes with Hon Michael Kirby"

9 November 2015

Bond Law students and members of the public had the chance to enjoy an audience with Former High Court Justice, Dr The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG, when he visited Bond University on Nov. 6.

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Dr The Honourable Michael Kirby at Bond Law School (Photo credit: Bond University)

The topic of his public lecture, which took place in the Faculty of Law, was “Dignity, Equality and Justice: The Belated Global Agenda for LGBTI.”
Dr Kirby spent the afternoon with Bond Law students before delivering his address, and judged the “Miscarriages of Justice Mooting Competition” in Moot Court 1 and took part in an interactive student session, “Two Minutes with Michael Kirby.”
The interactive session, run by the Bond Law Students’ Association, provided students with the opportunity to make a two-minute presentation on any topic and receive feedback directly from Dr Kirby.
The retired High Court Judge, renowned human rights expert and prominent social advocate has visited Bond University each November for more than 10 years. From his appointment as Deputy President of the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission in 1975 through to his retirement from the High Court of Australia in 2009, Dr Kirby left an enduring mark on the legal profession as Australia’s longest serving judge.

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