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2012 Vice-Chancellor's Oration “What it means to be a member of a profession: opportunities and responsibilities for lawyers to make a difference”.
To be presented by the Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Orator for 2012, Emeritus Professor Sally Walker AM, Secretary General of the Law Council of Australia.
Professor Walker was Vice-Chancellor and President of Deakin University from January 2003 until July 2010. Prior to that, she held the position of Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Melbourne. Professor Walker's teaching experience includes teaching Public Law, Commercial Law and Media Law. She developed a Graduate Diploma in Media, Communications and Information Technology Law. She has published widely in the field of media law and has also undertaken a broad range of professional activities, including sitting on the Victorian Press Ownership Inquiry and being appointed a member of a working party inquiring into the concentration of ownership of the print media in Victoria.
In 2005, she received the Judges' Award in the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Awards and in 2011 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in recognition of her contribution to education, to the law as an academic and to the advancement of women.