The University of Newcastle, Australia

28th Annual Sir Ninian Stephen Lecture

15 Oct 2020 at 5:00pm

NeW Space

Join the local legal community at The Newcastle Law School’s 28th Annual Sir Ninian Stephen Lecture. The Sir Ninian Stephen Lecture was established in 1993 to mark the arrival of the first group of Bachelor of Laws students at the University of Newcastle. It is delivered by an eminent lawyer each academic year.

This year we welcome The Hon Justice Monika Schmidt to deliver the lecture titled ‘Technology and the courts – pivoting from chaos to the unknown.’

The Honourable Acting Justice Monika Schmidt graduated from the University of Sydney in 1979. She was a partner in Minter Ellison and lectured part time at the University of Sydney. Her Honour was appointed a judge of the NSW Industrial Court and Deputy President of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission in 1993 and also later as a Deputy President of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission. From 2009 to 2019 her Honour was a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, sitting in the Common Law Division, on the Court of Criminal Appeal and on occasions as an acting judge of the Court of Appeal. She is currently an acting justice of the Supreme Court. Her Honour has held positions on many committees including the NSW Judicial Commission’s Standing Advisory Committee on Judicial Education and as Chair of the steering committee for the National Judicial Orientation Program In 2019 her Honour was appointed a life member of the National Judicial College and awarded an AM.

We invite you to join us for this highlight event on the Newcastle Law School calendar.

Register to attend by Tuesday 13 October 2020

  • Tuesday, 13 October 2020