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UniSA welcomes high-profile law appointments

Director of Public Prosecutions Stephen Pallaras and recently retired Justice of the Supreme Court Robyn Layton have joined an elite group of distinguished lawyers appointed to adjunct professorial positions in UniSA’s School of Law. Pallaras has been South Australian Director of Public Prosecutions since 2005. He has more than 35 years’ experience as a barrister, including work in Victoria, Western Australia and Hong Kong, where he worked as prosecutor in the attorney-general’s chambers. Layton was admitted to the bar in 1968. She practised privately for 10 years, mainly in the areas of industrial, criminal, civil, personal injury and family law. She was appointed as judge and deputy president of the South Australian Industrial Court and Commission and served from 1978-85, before becoming deputy president of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal in 1985, a position she held until 1989. She returned to work at the independent bar and in 1992 took silk, and was later appointed to the Supreme Court bench in 2005. She has chaired the national advisory council of the Australian Centre for Child Protection, based at UniSA, since 2007.

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