Professor Simon Bronitt commences as Head of School and Dean of Law

1 July 2019
The Sydney Law School has welcomed new leadership, with the commencement of Professor Simon Bronitt as Head of School and Dean.

The announcement of Professor Simon Bronitt’s appointment was made in December last year, by University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence.

Simon Bronitt

Professor Simon Bronitt, Head of School and Dean, Sydney Law School

“Professor Bronitt is a distinguished scholar whose research interests include terrorism law and human rights; comparative and criminal law; covert policing; family violence and mental health policing. I know the School and the wider University very much look forward to working with Professor Bronitt,” said Professor Spence.

Professor Bronitt joins the University of Sydney from the University of Queensland where he has been Professor of Law and Deputy Head and Deputy Dean (Research) of the TC Beirne School of Law since 2014.

He was previously Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security hosted by Griffith University, and before that spent 20 years at the Australian National University Law School where he held a number of senior leadership roles.

“I am delighted to be joining one of the world’s premier law schools and I hope that under my leadership the Sydney Law School continues to make significant and lasting contributions to Australia’s judiciary, politics and public life."
Professor Simon Bronitt

Since December 2018, the School has been led by Acting Head of School and Acting Dean, Professor Cameron Stewart.

Professor Bronitt has thanked Professor Stewart for his role in leading the School over the past six months to ensure a smooth transition.

Read more from the Dean’s Welcome.

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