Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Craven launched ACU’s new Law degrees in Sydney in November.
One of Australia’s pre-eminent constitutional lawyers, Professor Craven and Executive Dean of Law Professor Brian Fitzgerald welcomed guests and VIPs including ACU Deputy Vice-Chancellor Anne Cummins, ACU General Counsel Diane Barker, NSW Attorney-General The Hon. Greg Smith, High Court judge Justice Stephen Gagelar, Federal, Supreme, and District Court Judges, Magistrates, Barristers and Lawyers.
Professor Fitzgerald said the Launch of ACU’s Faculty of Law was a celebration of launching the new programs with 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.
Professor Craven said ACU’s Faculty of Law would have a strong commitment to research and community engagement, and have strong links with ACU’s international network of Catholic law schools in the USA and other countries.
ACU’s Faculty of Law was established in 2012 and delivers its Law programs – both single and dual degrees – in Sydney and in Melbourne.
Professor Fitzgerald said, “our aim is to offer students a highly personalised and supportive learning environment. We strive to provide them with a solid knowledge of the law as well as an understanding of the needs of our wider community, equipping students to build a fulfilling career in an increasingly dynamic global environment".