Law and Society

Affinity hosted the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, the Hon James Allsop AO for another excellent lecture on the 6th of October 2016.

The Chief Justice spoke about the origins of law and its relationship with society and the values that sustain that society.

The Chief Justice drew on a range of legal areas including the public law, private law, and the criminals law, as well as cases such as Kable in demonstrating the source from which our notions of natural and procedural fairness derive.

The Chief Justice also expounded on the dignity and sanctity of each human being, the values of equality, fairness, and mercy.

It was interesting to hear that most of the Chief Justice’s thoughts and current understanding crystallised watching admission ceremonies and diverse range of young lawyers and their proud parents that reflected the modern and diverse Australian society.

There were many interested questions from the audience who wanted to know what the Chief Justice thought on a wide range of questions from diversity of our courts and legislatures to the deep theoretical questions of law and a changing society.

Ken Salegic, Director of Salex Linings, was the sponsor for this event.