One of the highlights of the Education Portfolio calendar is the annual Sir Anthony Mason lecture. The Sir Anthony Mason Honorary lecture was inaugurated in 1995, the year of Sir Anthony Mason’s retirement as Chief Justice of the Hight Court of Australia. The lecture serves to celebrate Sir Anthony Mason’s outstanding contribution to the legal profession and the common law of Australia, as well as offering the opportunity for students of the Law School to meet and hear those who have helped to shape the law as we study it. It provides a substantial contribution to legal debate within the Law School, as well as inspiration and insight to many students.
The lecture discusses a pertinent and sometimes controversial issue within the legal and social community. As a result, the lecture cultivates debate and has been highly successful in attracting large and enthusiastic audiences.