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WA Chief Justice joins Curtin

The Chief Justice of Western Australia, Wayne Martin, has been appointed as the inaugural chair of the advisory board of Curtin University’s Law School. The Legal Practice Board of WA approved the four-year Bachelor of Laws degree proposal in September. Professor Paul Fairall, foundation dean of law, said the school was very fortunate to have the Chief Justice’s counsel as chair. Martin was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2006. He was appointed as a Judge of the Court, a Judge of the Court of Appeal and then Chief Justice. In 1988 he joined the Independent Bar and was appointed Queens Counsel in 1993. Martin served as president of the WA Bar Association from 1996-99, chairman of the WA Law Reform Commission from 1996-2001 and, in 2006, was president of the Law Society and director of the Law Council of Australia.

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