Professor Simon Bronitt, Head of School and Dean of Sydney Law School has released a statement in response to a recent High Court Inquiry finding.
"As the Dean of Sydney Law School, I wish to express my solidarity and support for the victims who have been abused by former High Court Justice, Dyson Heydon. The High Court’s administrative review, though long coming, has exposed a pattern of abusive and unprofessional behaviours over his tenure on the Court.
I wish to commend the courage of our alumna, Chelsea Tabart, one of our best and brightest students, and other female Associates, in righting these wrongs – they no longer need suffer in silence.
The failure of many institutions in our community to prevent this type of abuse, to provide real remedies for those affected and to prevent re-victimisation by the legal process itself, must be addressed. The rule of law means, at its core, that no-one, however high and powerful in their office, is above the law," Professor Simon Bronitt said.
Master of Criminology student, Charlotte Hanson and her team have been awarded ‘best idea’ at the 2020 LawWithoutWalls (LWOW) initiative – a virtual experiential program designed to address real-life challenges faced by legal education and the profession.
An organisation co-run by Professor Gail Mason from the University of Sydney Law School, the Australian Hate Crime Network (AHCN), has called for greater vigilance in countering racism and other forms of bigotry that is erupting amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic.