Australian Catholic University officially launched its new Faculty of Law at a recent event at the University’s Melbourne campus.
Executive Dean of Law at ACU, Professor Brian Fitzgerald, and ACU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Greg Craven, welcomed more than 110 guests and VIPs – including Former Governor of Victoria, Sir James Gobbo; Lord Mayor Robert Doyle of the City of Melbourne and Lady Mayoress Emma Page Campbell; His Grace, Archbishop Denis Hart; and Federal, Supreme, and County Court judges, Barristers and Lawyers.
Professor Fitzgerald said the launch was an opportunity for ACU Law to be formally recognised by internal and external stakeholders, the local community and the legal profession.
“ACU’s Law degree and dual degrees will have a practical focus delivered in the context of the core values underpinning the University including social justice, human dignity and respect, ethical practice and the public interest,” he said.
“The launch of ACU’s Faculty of Law was a celebration of all those involved in the initial concept, development and implementation of the new Law programs at ACU.”
Professor Craven said the university’s Faculty of Law will have a strong commitment to research and community engagement, and will have strong links with ACU’s international network of Catholic law schools in the United States and other countries.
ACU’s Faculty of Law was established in 2012 and will deliver its Law programs at the Melbourne Campus from 2013 and in Sydney from 2014.