Internationally acclaimed law scholar honoured at Notre Dame book launch

31 January 2019

Collaborative book of legal essays launched by former Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Politicians, academics and university staff paid tribute to prominent Australian law scholar, researcher and university administrator, Emeritus Professor Gabriël Moens, on January 23 with the launch of a book of essays reflecting his long and distinguished career.

A Commitment to Excellence: Essays in Honour of Emeritus Professor Gabriël A. Moens, was officially launched at Notre Dame’s Sydney Campus by former Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott, who praised the academic conviction of the eminent Professor and the 20 leading lawyers from around the world who contributed to the book.

Edited by Notre Dame Adjunct Professor, Augusto Zimmerman, the book includes essays by Dean of the School of Law, Professor Michael Quinlan and Associate Dean, Dr Keith Thompson, and features  many of the topics Professor Moens taught throughout his career including freedom of religion, constitutional and contract law, jurisprudence, European Union Law, international commercial law, trade law and mooting.

Currently an Adjunct Professor at The School of Law in Sydney, Professor Moens has also served as the Head of the Graduate School of Law and as a Professor of Law.

He has taught at universities across Australia including posts as Dean of Murdoch University Law School, Garrick Professor at the University of Queensland and Director of The Australian Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law at the TC Beirne School of Law. He is also the current Editor-in-Chief of International Trade and Business Law Review.

In 1999, Professor Moens received the Australian Award for University Teaching in Law and Legal Studies and was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal by Prime Minister John Howard in 2003 for services to education.

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