Richard Refshauge

Distinguished Professor
BA(Hons) / LLB (ANU)

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Biography

Richard Refshauge BA(Hons) LLB graduated from the ANU and commenced private legal practice with local firm Macphillamy Cummins & Gibson. He became a partner in 1981 and senior partner in 1992. The firm merged with Sly & Weigell in 1994 and he became Chairman of the Canberra partners. The firm changed its name in 1995 to Deacons Graham & James.

In 1998, he was appointed the third ACT Director of Public Prosecutions and in 2008 appointed a Judge of the ACT Supreme Court.

Richard commenced part-time tutoring in the then Faculty of Law in about 1980. In 1987 he was responsible for the course in Practice and Procedure and since then has delivered lectures within that course and its replacement, Civil Litigation. He has been a guest lecturer in the ANU Legal Workshop and in criminal law classes. In 2001 he was appointed as Adjunct Professor, a position he continues to enjoy.

Appointments

  • Judge of the ACT Supreme Court (2008 - current)
  • Adjunct Professor, ANU College of Law (2001 - current)
  • ACT Director of Public Prosecutions (1998)

Recent news

07
Nov
2017
The Constitutional
A new podcast from the ANU College of Law captures conversations about law in a way that is utterly charming and reminds listeners that lawyers are people too.
10
Apr
2017
Richard Refshauge
Justice Richard Refshauge on charity, justice and why no person who enters his courtroom is a second class citizen. Listen to his full speech at the 2017 ANU Alumni Awards Gala.
08
Apr
2017
Alumni awards
The Australian National University (ANU) has honoured its distinguished alumni at the 2017 ANU Alumni Awards, naming prominent businesswoman Elizabeth Bryan AM as recipient of the University’s prestigious Alumni of the Year Award.

In the Media

12
May
2017
Richard Refshauge is honoured in ABC News
12
May
2017
Richard Refshauge is honoured in Canberra Times

Please note, only a small selection of recent publications and activities are listed below.

Research interests

MPhil supervision

 

 

LLM Masters thesis supervision

 

 

Honours thesis supervision

 

 

Internship supervision

 

 

Past courses

  • Practice and Procedure (1987) and since then has delivered lectures within that course and its replacement, Civil Litigation.
  • He has been a guest lecturer in the ANU Legal Workshop and in criminal law classes.

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