Meet a Judge
Phillipa Weeks Library, 5 Fellows Road Canberra ACT 2600
Presented by The Centre for International & Public Law
Ever wondered what really happens in a ‘cold case’? What are jury trials really like? Join Professor Mark Nolan for a conversation with ANU Law’s Judge in Residence, the Honorable Robert Osborn, recently retired Justice of the Court of Appeal in Victoria to explore these, and your questions.
The Honourable Justice Robert Osborn »
The Hon Robert Osborn QC retired from the Victorian Court of Appeal in June 2018 after serving 16 years on the Supreme Court. He sat in all trial divisions of the Court and was the Principal Judge in the Common Law Division prior to his appointment to the Court of Appeal in 2012. He was the trial judge in the Brown Mountain case, and the last jury trial he did was the cold case of Bradley relating to the murder of Michelle Buckingham. He was a member of the Victorian Court of Appeal in the recent Lawyer X case and presided in the ACT Supreme Court in the final appeal to the Court by Eastman seeking a stay of his retrial.
Professor Mark Nolan SFHEA »
Professor Mark Nolan is an interdisciplinary legal psychology scholar with doctoral training in social psychology in addition to degrees in law and Asian (Thai) studies. He researches and teaches criminal law and procedure including codified Australian federal criminal law (such as counter-terrorism law and human trafficking), comparative jury research, and military discipline law. He has also researched, taught and presented about citizenship law, human rights law, intergroup relations, social justice theory, and sentencing law (via judicial training and the Commonwealth Sentencing Database project work with the National Judicial College of Australia). Mark is the co-author of Legal Psychology in Australia (2015) with Prof Jane Goodman-Delahunty, and, has recently worked on the issue of memory of complainants for the Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse with Prof Goodman-Delahunty and Dr Evianne van Gijn-Grosvenor. Mark currently teaches Criminal Law and Procedure, the Prison Legal Literacy Clinic, Law Captsone Project and Law and Psychology courses at the ANU College of Law. In the past, Mark has served as Director of the HDR Program, been Associate Dean (Education), Director of the JD Program and is currently the Director of Post-Graduate Education. Mark has completed staff research exchanges in Japan (Chuo University) and research training in Myanmar (University of Yangon), as well as delivering research presentations in Thailand (Chulalongkorn and Thammasat Universities). Mark was the inaugural ACT Branch President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL) from 2012-2015 and is currently President Elect of ANZAPPL Inc.