Chief Justice Wayne Martin has been appointed as the inaugural chair of Curtin University's new law school, which will offer four-year Bachelor of Laws degrees beginning next year.
Foundation Dean of Law Paul Fairall said the school was very fortunate to have Chief Justice Martin's experience and counsel as chair to the law school's advisory board.
“Advisory boards provide partnership platforms between Curtin Business School and industry leaders to shape our education, our research and our future direction,” Professor Fairall said.
“The Chief Justice’s chairing of the Law School Advisory Board will enhance this collaboration as we start offering the (Bachelor of Laws degree) from first semester next year.”
The appointment will further enhance the reputation of Curtin's business department, which saw its graduate program ranked among the top 50 worldwide earlier this month.
Chief Justice Martin was appointed to Western Australia's Supreme Court in 2006.
Curtin's law school will take 120 students in its first semester.