The Hon Alan Robertson SC on essential topics in administrative law

Date & time
4–5pm Monday 28 February 2022
The Hon Alan Robertson SC
ANU Law Marketing
In conversation

Part of the ANU College of Law Visiting Judges Program series

Hon Alan Robertson

Current, former, and future administrative law students are welcomed to a conversation with one of Australia’s most experienced administrative law jurists, having practised in the field since the early 1980s.

The Hon Alan Robertson SC served as a judge of the Federal Court from 2011 until 2020, during which time he made a significant contribution to the administrative law jurisprudence of the Court. Before his appointment to the bench, Alan Robertson’s career included many other significant encounters with administrative law – including, as a barrister at the New South Wales Bar, part-time member of the Administrative Review Council, and convenor of the Constitutional and Administrative law section of the New South Wales Bar Association. While a Judge of the Federal Court, he was also a Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

At this event, the judge will discuss essential topics for administrative lawyers (from students to judges), including why we use jurisdictional error; the practical difference between merits review and judicial review; how a Court on judicial review approaches fact-finding by primary decision-makers; and some points of interest from recent cases. 


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