Fiat Justitia Lecture: Without Fear or Favour

06/7/2022 06:00 am 06/7/2022 07:00 am Australia/Melbourne Fiat Justitia Lecture: Without Fear or Favour

This address delivered by The Honourable Justice Sarah Derrington will explore whether the judicial oath of office – to do right to all manner of people according to law, without fear, favour, affection or ill will – is sufficient for the modern judiciary to maintain the public’s confidence in the judicial process.


Speaker

The Hon Justice Sarah Derrington, Federal Court of Australia

Justice Sarah Derrington is the President of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC).

Prior to her appointment to the Federal Court, Justice Derrington was the Dean of Law at the University of Queensland and a barrister specialising in maritime and shipping law, general commercial law and arbitration.

Professor Derrington practiced in the areas of shipping & maritime law, commercial law, insurance and insolvency law. She is a leader in international arbitration and maritime law, and her research interests lie in the areas of admiralty jurisdiction and practice, the carriage of goods by sea, and marine insurance.

Justice Derrington is a Director of the Australian Maritime College (AMC), the Commonwealth’s Admiralty Rules Committee, the Council of the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) and is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute and of the Australian Academy of Law. She was recently elected an Honorary Bencher of Gray’s Inn.

Please note: This event will not be recorded.

Convener of the Fiat Justitia Lecture

Professor Marilyn Pittard, Faculty of Law, Monash University

Patron of the Fiat Justitia Lecture

The Hon. Michael Black AC, QC Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia 1991-2010


About the Fiat Justitia Lecture

The Fiat Justitia Lecture series features distinguished speakers on topics of Administrative and Public law.

The title of the lecture series comes from the Latin phrase “Fiat justitia ruat caelum” meaning “Let justice be done though the heavens fall”.

Recent Fiat Justitia Lectures and Speakers

2014: The Access to Justice Imperative: Rights, Rationalisation or Resolution – The Hon. Chief Justice Marilyn Warren AC, Supreme Court of Victoria

2017: Judge Bridlegoose, Randomness and Rationality in Administrative Decision-making – The Hon. Robert French AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia 2008-2017

2019: A National Integrity Commission? - The Hon. Stephen Charles AO QC Judge in the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria 1995 – 2006, Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, Monash University

Event Details

Date:
7 June 2022 at 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Venue:
Online

Description

This address delivered by The Honourable Justice Sarah Derrington will explore whether the judicial oath of office – to do right to all manner of people according to law, without fear, favour, affection or ill will – is sufficient for the modern judiciary to maintain the public’s confidence in the judicial process.


Speaker

The Hon Justice Sarah Derrington, Federal Court of Australia

Justice Sarah Derrington is the President of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC).

Prior to her appointment to the Federal Court, Justice Derrington was the Dean of Law at the University of Queensland and a barrister specialising in maritime and shipping law, general commercial law and arbitration.

Professor Derrington practiced in the areas of shipping & maritime law, commercial law, insurance and insolvency law. She is a leader in international arbitration and maritime law, and her research interests lie in the areas of admiralty jurisdiction and practice, the carriage of goods by sea, and marine insurance.

Justice Derrington is a Director of the Australian Maritime College (AMC), the Commonwealth’s Admiralty Rules Committee, the Council of the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) and is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute and of the Australian Academy of Law. She was recently elected an Honorary Bencher of Gray’s Inn.

Please note: This event will not be recorded.

Convener of the Fiat Justitia Lecture

Professor Marilyn Pittard, Faculty of Law, Monash University

Patron of the Fiat Justitia Lecture

The Hon. Michael Black AC, QC Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia 1991-2010


About the Fiat Justitia Lecture

The Fiat Justitia Lecture series features distinguished speakers on topics of Administrative and Public law.

The title of the lecture series comes from the Latin phrase “Fiat justitia ruat caelum” meaning “Let justice be done though the heavens fall”.

Recent Fiat Justitia Lectures and Speakers

2014: The Access to Justice Imperative: Rights, Rationalisation or Resolution – The Hon. Chief Justice Marilyn Warren AC, Supreme Court of Victoria

2017: Judge Bridlegoose, Randomness and Rationality in Administrative Decision-making – The Hon. Robert French AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia 2008-2017

2019: A National Integrity Commission? - The Hon. Stephen Charles AO QC Judge in the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria 1995 – 2006, Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, Monash University


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