The ANU College of Law is delighted to announce that, following his retirement from the High Court of Australia, former Justice William Gummow has accepted an honorary appointment as Professor at the College.
Justice Gummow was widely regarded as one of the intellectual leaders of the High Court, and more frequently than any other Justice defined the majority position of the Court. He has extensive expertise across all legal areas, and is perhaps one of the most scholarly judges ever to have sat on the Court.
Professor Gummow will be involved in research projects and will teach across a range of subjects. The appointment underlines the many and varied links the College has with the High Court. Former Chief Justice Sir Anthony Mason and former Justice Michael Kirby are Distinguished Visiting Fellows of the College, and, in cooperation with the Court and the National Library, the College is engaged in producing an oral history of the Court. Professor Gummow's replacement on the High Court is ANU law graduate Stephen Gageler.