Nicola Roxon comes from 15 year in politics, and representing Melbourne’s western suburbs, to a key role in the College of Law & Justice, chairing the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre.
Her experience in government, law and the health sector is a big asset to the University as she works with the Centre and Dean Professor Andrew Clarke on the strategic direction of the College and the University’s core mission of providing top-quality education to a broader range of students
The Sir Zelman Cowen Centre conducts professional courses in law, immigration and notarial practice and various industry related courses, such as commercial arbitration. It has enormous potential to educate the community about the law, and lawyers about pressing community issues.
Ms Roxon was Minister for Health and Ageing for four years and became Australia’s first female Attorney-General in 2011. She retired from politics in 2013. She is an Adjunct Professor at Victoria University and Chairman of the Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board.
Areas of expertise
Law (particularly constitutional, intellectual property, industrial and family)