Sydney Campus welcomes new Dean of Law

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Media Release

Publication Date

Summer 27-2-2013

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Publication Place



Professor Michael Quinlan has been appointed Dean of Law at The University of Notre Dame Australia's Sydney Campus.

Professor Quinlan has a distinguished legal background, having spent over 23 years at prestigious commercial law firm Allens, where he was Senior Partner of the Corporate Insolvency and Restructuring Practice Group from 1998 to 2012.

The newly-appointed Dean's areas of expertise include corporate insolvency and restructuring, insurance and commercial litigation in the areas of revenue and property disputes. He has published, particularly on the topics of corporate insolvency and restructuring law and insurance and reinsurance law.

A long-time member of the Pro Bono Committee at Allens, Professor Quinlan has undertaken a myriad of pro bono work for refugee and migration appeals, charities and individuals in need. He is a member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia, INSOL International, the Australian Insurance Law Association and the Australian Professional Indemnity Group. He is also the current Junior Vice President of the St Thomas More Society.

Vice Chancellor, Professor Celia Hammond, said she took great pleasure in announcing Michael Quinlan as Dean of Law, Sydney.

"The University is very pleased to welcome Professor Quinlan to the position of Dean as the Sydney School of Law enters its eighth year of operation."

"His legal experience will be a great asset to Notre Dame's Law students and his outstanding record of professional leadership will see him continue the University's tradition of graduating lawyers who have a sound understanding of the academic application of the law, but who are also well-rounded individuals with a deep understanding of the nature of justice," Professor Hammond said.

Notre Dame's Sydney School of Law offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Law and its alumni are highly regarded for their practical and ethical training.

His Eminence Cardinal George Pell recently blessed and opened the newly-restored School of Law and School of Business building, on Shepherd Street, Chippendale. The building will house a state-of-the-art electronic moot court, which is to be named after renowned Australian barrister and former politician, the Honourable Thomas Eyre Forrest Hughes AO QC.

For further information please contact: Communications Officer, Elizabeth Fenech The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Campus

T: 02 8204 4407

E: elizabeth.fenech@nd.edu.au

W: www.nd.edu.au/