Law & Justice Advisory Council

Law & Justice Advisory Council is a volunteer leadership body that helps shape the strategic direction of the faculty’s programs and engagement activities.

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The Council is comprised of a diverse range of alumni who are leaders in the profession and beyond – working in the judiciary or government roles, commercial law firms, at the private bar, community organisations or in other industries.

Advisory Councilroles

Theresponsibilitiesof themembers include:

  • providing advice and support to assist in the fundraising efforts of Law & Justice
  • facilitating and promoting partnerships withthefaculty
  • assisting Law & Justice to maintain and develop its reputation among alumni and externalstakeholders
  • acting as an ambassador for Law & Justice students
  • providingbroad strategic advice and an external perspective on the work ofthefacultyand proposals brought before the Council.


There are between 15 and 20 members on the Advisory Council, including the Chair. Membership is determined by the Dean and the Chair. The Chair is appointed by the Dean and oversees theorganisationand affairs of theCouncil. The Chair makes recommendations to improve theCouncil’s usefulness to thefaculty and theuniversity.





Head of Global Legal Services, KPMG International

Asia Pacific Regional Leader for Legal Services


Professor Andrew Lynch


Law & Justice


Gilbert & Tobin



Chief Executive Officer

Australian Council of Social Service

James Hooke

Senior Managing Director

Macquarie Group

Acting Commissioner Health Care Complaints Commission

Bruce MacDiarmid

Chairman, Corporate Advisory, Australia & New Zealand

Goldman Sachs

Head of Corporate

Corrs Chambers Westgarth


Clayton Utz

Executive Partner

Herbert Smith Freehills


Maurice Blackburn

Michael Sirmai

COO and Co-Founder


Partner King & Wood Mallesons



Former NSW Government Minister and Attorney General

Board Member

Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Quantum Biotechnology

Director and Principal Solicitor

Nomos Group

Jennifer Mar Young


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