The Hon. Nicola Roxon
Adjunct Professor and Chair, Sir Zelman Cowen Centre
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.
Recent appearances in the media
Academy for court staff launched for smarter judicial administration, The Mandarin, 16 October 2015.
New academy to improve court management, Lawyers Weekly, 14 October 2015.
Here come the Judges, 774 ABC Radio, 14 October 2015.
Improving courts not just about more judges, Australian Financial Review, 8 October 2015.
Making the most of your opportunities, 774 ABC Radio, 27 March 2015.
Areas of expertise
- Law (particularly constitutional, intellectual property, industrial and family)