Henry Burmester AO QC

Henry Burmester AO QC
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Honorary Professor

ANU College of Law

Other degrees: DipIntLaw (Hague), LLM (Virginia)

A respected international legal advisor and counsel, Henry has served in numerous roles including as Chief General Counsel of the Australian Government Solicitor and Principal International law Counsel in the Attorney-General’s Department. He has represented the Commonwealth in leading constitutional and international law cases, during that period he on occasion acted as Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth.

  • Appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2004 for his service as Chief General Counsel of the Commonwealth.
  • Awarded the Centenary Medal for his significant contribution to legal services.
  • Fellow and Foundation Member of the Australian Academy of Law.
  • Former Lecturer at the ANU College of Law (1981 - 85).

Henry Burmester AO QC

BA '69
LLB (Hons) '71
Years at ANU
1967 to 1971

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