Over the next three months we will be saying farewell to three colleagues who are leaving the University.
Kevin Boreham has announced his retirement. His last day with us will be 16 December 2017. Kevin’s connection with the College as a member of academic staff began in July 2002 (when we were still the Faculty of Law), but his connection goes back further to his time as a student in the Law School and then Legal Workshop in the 1990s. He has taught a range of subjects with us, many of which have centred on his interest in International Law, including the Jessup Moot.
Assoc Professor Hitoshi Nasu will leave us at the end of the year to take up a position as Professor of International Law at the University of Exeter. Hitoshi joined the College in December 2006. Amongst his many contributions to the College, Hitoshi has led the ANU node of ANJEL, and has been a key member in the Centre for Military and Security Law. He is also the person who, at an all-staff gathering back in September 2012, asked me as incoming Dean whether I was going to continue Michael Coper’s tradition of requiring returning visitors to bring back a tie for the Dean. I said ‘No, because I tend not to wear ties’. ‘What then?’ he inquired. I thought for a moment - and so the fridge-magnet tradition was born. Hitoshi is currently on leave but will be back in November to say farewell to colleagues.
Assoc Professor Rob McLaughlin is leaving us to take up a position as Professor at UNSW-ADFA. His last day with us will be Friday 20 October. Rob joined the College in August 2012 and, amongst other things, he has played a pivotal role in our military and security law teaching and research initiatives, including forging valuable links with related projects in other Colleges.
I extend my thanks to Kevin, Hitoshi and Rob for their many outstanding contributions to the Law School and to the College, as teachers, researchers and as colleagues. On your behalf I wish them all the very best for their future careers or, in Kevin’s case, retirement.
King regards, Stephen.
Dean, ANU College of Law