Emeritus Professor Peter Butt BA LLM (Syd) LLD (Syd) will be a guest of the College on Thursday 23rd September. Professor Butt is a lecturer and author in land law, native title, and legal drafting. He has delivered numerous papers at conferences and seminars in Australia, Hong Kong, Ireland, England, Canada, United States of America, on the topics of legal drafting and land law.
He is a consultant to Australian Government on land law aspects of the Native Title Act 1993, a consultant to New South Wales Law Reform Commission on various reforms to property law and a consultant in property law and legal drafting to Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Solicitors.
Professor Butt is also the Founding Director for the Centre for Plain Legal Language. He will speak to law students at the College about aspects of legal writing.
Professor Noel Dan will visit the College on Tuesday 21st September.
Professor Dan was a student at St. John's College, Sydney University. He graduated in 1965 and worked at the Mater and St. Vincent's Hospitals as well as the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh.
Professor Dan has presided over the following Societies: Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, NSW Neurological Society, 12th World Congress of Neurosurgery, and Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica. He has served as chairman of the RACS board and numerous other bodies. He was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for services to neurological science and surgery through clinical practice, research and education and by fostering links between neurosurgeons in Australia and overseas.
Professor Dan's special interests include skull base surgery and spinal surgery. He has worked with the Royal Australian Navy and several sports teams for many years. Professor Dan also led the research team that provided the data used for the introduction of randomised breath testing in Australia.
Professor Dan's other interests include the literature of Chris Brennan and David Malouf, and the history of early Australian settlement and exploration.
UNSW Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Joan Cooper will be the guest at Warrane on Wednesday June 1.