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Welcome to the Australian Academy of Law

 

The Australian Academy of Law (sometimes called the AAL) is a broadly based body, comprising individuals of exceptional distinction in the discipline of law who are committed to the advancement of that discipline and to justice according to law in Australia.

The AAL's members (Fellows) are drawn from all parts of the legal community, including academia, the practising profession (including private and public sectors), and the judiciary.

The Academy provides a forum for cooperation, collaboration, constructive debate and exchange of views.

A distinctive feature of the Academy is that its Fellows, and therefore the Academy itself, provide a "bridge" that links, indeed unites, the judiciary, academia and the practising profession through  shared values and objectives.

The AAL was established in 2007 with discussions first taking place at the Council of Australian Law Deans.  This was followed by the Australian Law Reform Commission's report, Managing Justice: a review of the federal justice system (ALRC 89, 2000), which recommended the establishment of the Academy. 

The Academy had 35 foundation Fellows and as at 5 September 2014 it had 235 Fellows, five Life Fellows and one Overseas Fellow.

 

News

AAL Newsletter No. 8 - 14 September 2016

16/09/2016

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AAL Newsletter No. 7 - 19 August 2016

30/08/2016

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Australian Academy of Law - Newsletter No 6

5/08/2016

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About the Academy

Launched on 17 July 2007, the Australian Academy of Law (AAL) is the fifth learned Academy in Australia and is the culmination of a process begun with the Australian Law Reform Commission’s landmark report, Managing Justice: a review of the federal civil justice system (ALRC 89, 2000).

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Events

Sixth Austin Ache Oration in Law and Governance - Young people in detention: impacts, progress, and alternatives

11/10/2016

Speaker: The Hon Marilyn Warren AC, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of V...read more

The Australian Academy of Law’s Patron’s Address: “The Increasing Internationalisation of Australian Law”

18/10/2016

Speaker: Justin Gleeson SC, Solicitor-General for the Commonwealth of Austr...read more

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